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New 'Village Voice' Owner Promises Investment

Politico | Gabriel Arana | Posted 01.11.2016 | Media

Three months after a little-known Pennsylvania newspaper mogul named Peter Barbey bought the Village Voice for an undisclosed sum, the billionaire's b...

Meet The Guy Who Just Bought The 'Village Voice'

Capital New York | Gabriel Arana | Posted 10.13.2015 | Media

If you're The Village Voice, a legendary newspaper that has fallen on hard times, you could do worse than to be sold to a deep-pocketed newspaper love...

Taste of Fall at Brooklyn Pour With My Favorite Pumpkin Beer

Jane Seo | Posted 10.01.2016 | Taste
Jane Seo

This year's Brooklyn Pour certainly satisfied my craving for this autumnal flavor with plenty of craft breweries featuring their seasonal pumpkin brew.

Remembering Gutsy, Radical, Kind, Brilliant Andy Kopkind

Bill Lichtenstein | Posted 12.27.2014 | Media
Bill Lichtenstein

Andy remains, in the hearts of those who knew and worked with him at WBCN-FM, and later at The Nation, Village Voice, New York Review of Books and elsewhere, as we miss and remember gutsy and radical and kind and brilliant Andy.

The Running Picador

Bill Manville | Posted 12.07.2014 | Arts
Bill Manville

It is unfortunately no longer possible to take bullfighting as an order of romance any more serious than say, the return of the player piano or the raccoon coat.

Village Voice Staffers Want Better Pay And Coffee | Posted 06.30.2014 | Media

Our demands this time around are very, very simple: better pay, better working conditions, particularly for our overburdened sales staff, and to keep ...

Fred W. McDarrah: Save the Village

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 04.06.2014 | New York
Anne Margaret Daniel

Fred W. McDarrah: Save the Village takes its name from the words painted on the side of an artist's studio on Greenwich Avenue, demolished in 1960 and memorably photographed by McDarrah. Its shadows remain in the literary and cultural walking tours that lace the neighborhood.

Vet LA Theater Critic To Launch Community-Funded Digital Pub

Michael Sigman | Posted 03.25.2014 | Los Angeles
Michael Sigman

In the aftermath of severe cutbacks in local theater coverage by LA Weekly and other Southland publications, veteran theater critic Steven Leigh Morri...

Know Your LGBT History: 4 Queer Events That Happened On Oct. 26

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

In conjunction with the celebration of October as LGBT History Month, The Huffington Post will be providing you with "Know Your LGBT History" updates!...

Village Voice Gets New Editor

Posted 07.08.2013 | Media

Tom Finkel has been named the new editor of the Village Voice, after several big shake-ups for the alt-weekly. Finkel is a veteran editor in the V...

The Warholian Questionnaire: Michael Musto

Austin Considine | Posted 08.17.2013 | Arts
Austin Considine

Musto first made a name for himself in the 80s, when the downtown New York scene was at its peak of flamboyance and grit. It was also a battleground for gay rights, and Musto, an openly gay man, was a fierce voice for equality.

Without Mavericks Like Nat Hentoff, Age 88, Freedom Would Be a Word Without Content

John W. Whitehead | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

"If James Madison or Thomas Jefferson were brought back to life, they would not recognize this country. We have been through some troubling times befo...

Michael Musto Talks LGBT Issues and Journalism Trends (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with Michael Musto, the legendary NYC club and celebrity reporter whose weekly gossip column "La Dolce Musto," which ran in The Village Voice for 28 years, came to an abrupt end. We talked about the future of journalism and his spin on LGBT issues.

Michael Musto To LGBT Youth: 'Don't Be A Cookie-Cutter Gay'

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Legendary Village Voice scribe Michael Musto offered advice to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth in a HuffPost Live appearance this ...

Two More Staffers Resign From Village Voice

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 05.20.2013 | Media

Two more Village Voice staffers — food critic Tejal Rao and staff writer Nick Pinto — announced their resignations on Monday. "I've resigned f...

What's Really Behind All Those Village Voice Layoffs

Michael Sigman | Posted 07.19.2013 | Comedy
Michael Sigman

When I heard about Friday's layoffs at the legendary, historic, iconic alt weekly The Village Voice, I Googled "Village Voice + layoffs." It took hour...

Village Voice 'Devastated' By Layoffs

Posted 05.17.2013 | Media

Michael Musto was fired in the latest round of layoffs at the Village Voice. The nightlife columnist, an iconic Voice writer and the most high-pro...

Village Voice 'Devastated' By Reported Layoffs | Posted 05.17.2013 | Media

Last week, top editors at the Village Voice resigned in protest when they learned that management wanted them to lay off several members of their alre...

Bleak Week For New York Media Industry

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 05.09.2013 | Media

It's another bleak week for the New York media industry, as layoffs and buyouts hit three of the city's newspapers. Two editors quit the Village V...

Boston Phoenix Falls, Smaller Alt-Weeklies Survive

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.21.2013 | Media
Michael Sigman

The abrupt closing last week of the 47-year-old Boston Phoenix was a shock to the alternative weekly ecosystem. It also underscored the divide between struggling big city papers and more viable smaller-market ones.

Where Do We Don't Go From Here

Filip Noterdaeme | Posted 04.24.2013 | Arts
Filip Noterdaeme

The contemporary art world is like a Titanic that will never sink -- like the corporate world that is "too big to fail."

Inside Scientology's 'Real-Estate Scam'

BuzzFeed | Alex Klein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

Scientology leader David Miscavige has been trumpeting his church's “milestone year,” but the mysterious religion is alienating scores of its most...

'Village Voice' Sues Yelp For Using The Phrase 'Best Of'

Posted 10.31.2012 | Home

If you think "best" and "of" are generic words, free to be used by anyone who wants to award a superlative, you're apparently angling for a fight with...

Village Voice Chain To Split From Controversial Ad Site

Reuters | Chris Francescani and Nadia Damouni | Posted 09.23.2013 | Media

Sept 24 (Reuters) - Village Voice Media (VVM) will split off from its controversial online advertising site and create a new company fo...

Whither Alt Weeklies? A Reality Check

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.03.2012 | Media
Michael Sigman

Now, with many more papers and far less revenue, VVM faces a mountain of debt with no discernible exit strategy.