R.C. Baker

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Abiodun Oyewole – One of the First Last Poets – Talks About Legacy, and Hip Hop

Abiodun Oyewole, then and now. Courtesy Abiodun Oyewole; Michael Cobb A founding member of the...

Roller Derby Means Playing for the Love of the Game

Grace and guts: Suzy Hotrod. Jena Cumbo •• All photographs by Jena Cumbo •• It was...

Jackie Robinson’s Enduring Legacy Gets a New Home

Jackie Robinson's bat from his rookie season in Brooklyn. Charlie Vascellaro Fifty years after his death...

Is Aaron Judge Going to Banish that Asterisk for Good?

Roger Maris has been immortalized for hitting 61 homers in ’61. Is Aaron Judge going to blast past that...

The Shadow Knew: Two Pulp-Era Avengers Set the Template for Superheroes Ever Since

The Shadow battles The Blur in 1941; Doc and crew dodge dinosaurs in 1933. From "Pulp Power: The...

2022: The Year So Far, in Voice Relaunch e-Editions

Village Voice Archives We are, as the saying goes, cursed to live in interesting times—in...

2021: After Four Long Years, the Village Voice Returned to Print

Village Voice Archives Newspapers have had a tough row to hoe in the new millennium,...

Smoking Harry Whitaker: A Village Jazz Story

Reflections on a life at the piano: Portrait of Harry Whitaker on the wall of the Mezzrow jazz club....

Ada Calhoun Explores Personal and Cultural History in ‘Also a Poet’

Peter Schjeldahl’s memorial essay on Frank O’Hara appeared in the August 13, 1966, issue of the Village Voice. Village...

The Dumping of Pandemic Pets

Love – and responsibility. Courtesy Rescue Dogs Rock NYC Animal shelters and rescue organizations nationwide have...

Joy in Metville

Catch up on your reading at the sports bar Standings. CHARLIE VASCELLARO Even from the vantage...

Ghosts of NYPD Scandals: Was Detective Bill Phillips Framed by Corrupt Cops?

Shot in the dark: Ron Kuby looks through the past darkly. Bob Krasner Thirty-three years is...

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