Wednesday, September 19, 2018

“The Village Voice Made Me a Writer.”

The iconic Village Voice no longer appears in print, but it has survived as a digital publication. From Artforum (here):

After more than sixty years in print, New York’s acclaimed alternative weekly, the Village Voice, will cease to exist as a paper edition, writes Benjamin Mullin of Poynter. Billionaire Peter Barbey, who bought the journal in 2015, said in a statement that the Voice “plans to maintain its iconic progressive brand with its digital platform and a variety of new editorial initiatives and a full slate of events that will include The Obie Awards and The Pride.

Now, it no longer is printing new material.

This sad event has prompted several prominent writers to tell how the Voice helped them get their start. Also from Artforum (here).

My wife’s cousin Guy Trebay got his start with the Voice and now writes for the New York Times.


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