Tag: Jack Ruby

  • The Aztec Gold, Diamond Dogs, and Political Witchcraft Surrounding Watergate

    A few weeks ago I mentioned to someone with a conspiratorial bent that I was looking through the Voice archives to see how we had covered the Watergate scandal in the 1970s. He immediately grabbed a book off his shelf called Sinister Forces: A Grimoire of American Political Witchcraft – the Manson Secret and turned […]

  • The Story Behind 1970s-era NYC Proto Punks Jack Ruby

    “There was this thick, mechanic grease of frustration and hopelessness that covered New York at the time. That desperation was what everyone was getting drunk, fucked, and making music to get away from. There sums up Jack Ruby.” Iconoclastic, no-wave skank goddess Lydia Lunch is dredging up putrid images of New York City in 1973 […]