Tag Archives: Village Voice

The Village Voice Ends Its Print Edition After 62 Years

The New York Daily News reports: The venerable Village Voice, a New York newsstand staple since its 1955 inception, bid farewell Tuesday to its print edition. The left-leaning weekly, co-founded by the late Norman Mailer and once home to legendary bylines like Wayne Barrett, Nat Hentoff and Robert Christgau, is going digital-only. The Voice intends to “maintain its iconic progressive ...

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At The Inaugural Village Voice Pride Awards

Last night longtime JMG photographer Dr. Jeff Smith and I headed to downtown Manhattan’s swanky Capitale to work the red carpet at the inaugural Village Voice Pride Awards, where emcee Alan Cumming feted the cast of Sense8, Edie Windsor, pop duo Tegan & Sara, Bob The Drag Queen, Ali Forney Center founder Carl Siciliano, transgender youth activist Gavin Grimm, designer ...

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Correction Of The Day

From the Village Voice: Correction: An earlier version of this article misidentified John Phillips as the former Executive Director of the Human League. Phillips was the Executive Director of the League of Human Voters. They’re only human. Rim-shot.

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Long Island Cops Use Village Voice Site To Stage Massive Prostitution Sting

Using the Village Voice’s Backpage.com site, cops in Nassau County lured in 104 men with prostitution offers from undercover male and female officers. The arrested men range in age from 17 to 79. More than 100 johns — lawyers and doctors among them — were named and shamed in an aggressive Nassau County sting after soliciting sex from cops posing ...

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The Show Musto Go On

Famed New York City nightlife columnist Michael Musto has landed on his feet after being canned from the Village Voice after three decades. Venerable Village Voice columnist Michael Musto — whose departure from the weekly this month caused outrage from devotees — tells us he’s starting a slew of new gigs. “I’ll be doing a weekly interview feature for Gawker, ...

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Big Layoffs At The Village Voice

Gawker reports that the Village Voice has laid off some its best known staffers, including the one person most closely identified with the title. We hear that executives from the Voice’s parent company flew in for today’s massacre. Michael Musto, the Voice’s nightlife columnist and most high profile remaining staffer, has been let go, as was rumored last week. (There ...

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Out Hates Voice Cover On Quinn

“Take a look at that illustration. No, really take a look. What is that fleshy redhead doing holding that puny penis in between her index and thumb? Is she about to put it in her mouth? Take a deep, mouth-filling drag of that cigar-cum-phallus? Chew on the tobacco stick? Or is she about to flick it away, stomp on it, ...

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Village Voice On Christine Quinn

JMG reader Steve Weinstein has written a lengthy look at the LGBT detractors of NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn’s mayoral candidacy.  An excerpt:  At her public appearances, on the web, in social media, and in the pages of newspapers from the Daily News to Gay City News, Christine Quinn is being subjected to a protracted ideological litmus test. But no ...

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Michael Musto As Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie’s bare leg was a hot internet meme for a second or two in 2012. Inside the year-end issue of Village Voice, you’ll also find Musto as the Tan Mom. Read his 2012–in-review essay at the link.

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Village Voice Launches 2012 Web Awards

The Village Voice is soliciting your nominations for their annual Web Awards.  There’s the usual mix of funky categories like “Tumblr Rant Of The Year” and “Best Twitter Parody Account.” (My vote for the latter category goes to El Bloombito.) The category likely to get the greatest response is Best Viral Video, where I’d expect lots of nods for Chatroulette ...

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HomoQuotable – Michael Musto

“Just when you assumed gay self-loathing had been deposited in the dead-chicken bins, along comes a new wave of self-flagellation aimed to throw us under the hate truck. At a time when gays have made significant progress and other people are fully available to do all the hating, some gays crazily want to join in! I’m talking about the wave ...

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On Alternative Media

Free Republic is doing backflips over a blog that wrongly claims that the Village Voice has ceased publication. In fact, the Voice is merely moving out of its longtime office building next spring due to the expansion of the high school next door. Putting that silly lie aside, here’s how the blog author characterizes alternative media: All that was left ...

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Quote Of The Day – Michael Musto

“Free speech means you can generally say whatever you want without being carted off to prison or otherwise punished by law. But it doesn’t guarantee that there won’t be any repercussions! You can run through the street yelling ‘Blacks shouldn’t be allowed to get married,’ but that doesn’t protect you from people boycotting your store and using their free speech ...

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Headline Of The Day

GOProud is super-pissed at Michael Musto.

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On “Gay Inc” And Free Speech

In a piece titled Does ‘Gay Inc’ Believe In Free Speech? today Village Voice reporter Steven Thrasher looks at GLAAD, HRC, and the NYC LGBT Center. There’s way too much in his lengthy article to properly frame it with an excerpt, so I’ll just give a few keywords: Occupy, pinkwashing, JC Penney, Starbucks.

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The Village Voice Asks Matt Heinz About Possible Three-Way With Sheriff Babeu

I mentioned it here on Saturday and Village Voice reporter Steven Thrasher took the question right to Heinz’ Facebook page. One week prior to the “sleepover,” Heinz had been one of only two Democrats to approve a $5M grant to Babeu’s office. That amount was later reduced to $1.7M.

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Michael Musto As Donald Trump

From Musto’s year-end recap column: New York became fun again in 2011! Thanks to a global economic meltdown! The lingering desperation in the air brought down our emotional walls, and New Yorkers became friendlier and more open than we’ve been in ages, most of us no longer propped up by elitism as we reached out to one another like we ...

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NEW YORK CITY: JMG Wins Village Voice 2011 Web Award For “Best Politics Blog”

Tonight my loyal companion Dr. Jeff accompanied me to some new hipster nightclub on the Lower East Side where this here website thingy was feted as the 2011 Village Voice Best Politics Blog! Squee! Just like last year! Re-squee! Like last time, I wasn’t told who the other blogs in my category were. So I can’t congratulate anybody just for ...

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Tony Perkins Applauds Ashton Kutcher

When the head of the nation’s most evil hate group likes your work, maybe it’s time to reconsider your strategies. Among Kutcher’s targets is the Village Voice for its weekly numerous pages of ads from sex workers. Psst, Ashton: Not all prostitution is “human trafficking.”

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The Bizarro Logic Of NY Sen. Ruben Diaz

From a just-published interview with Steven Thrasher at the Village Voice: All right, let me ask you about this. You believe marriage is between one man and one woman, yes? Yes [laughing] So? Why are you asking me this? You know that, you know what I believe. Why are you calling me? Marriage is between a man and a woman. ...

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