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Village Voice Staffers Want Better Pay And Coffee

jimromenesko.com | 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 10.26.2013 | Gay 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 07.30.2013 | Gay 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 05.20.2013 | Gay 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

gawker.com | 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 Backpage.com 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.

Remembering Alexander Cockburn

Conn Hallinan | Posted 10.14.2012 | Media
Conn Hallinan

For Chaos heard his voice: him all his Traine Follow'd in the bright procession to behold Creation, and the wonders of his might. --Parad...

Why Shutting Down Backpage Won't Eliminate Sex Trafficking or Underage Prostitution

Alison Bass | Posted 08.29.2012 | New York
Alison Bass

If we truly wanted to prevent the sex trafficking of children, we would legalize adult consensual prostitution and take the millions spent arresting women who sell sex by choice and rescue minors who are truly being coerced into sex against their will.

David Asks Goliath to Quit or Leave

Robert J. Benz | Posted 08.07.2012 | Impact
Robert J. Benz

In the same place that generations of children learned about freedom, a Backpage.com employee may be accepting fees for ads that facilitate a contemporary form of slavery.

Animal Rights, Sex Trafficking, LGBT Issues: 10 Petitions To Sign Right Now

Posted 05.09.2012 | Impact

We can’t help but to follow along closely as heartbreaking stories about young girls getting trafficked and gay Boy Scouts volunteers getting fired ...

Major Companies Sign Petition, Pull Village Voice Ads Amid Sex Trafficking Scandal

Posted 05.07.2012 | Impact

The 27 companies that recently pulled their ads from the Village Voice are the newest advocates to join the fight in protecting girls from being traff...