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 Posted: Tue Aug 22nd, 2017 07:49 pm
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It was announced today that The Village Voice will cease producing a print newspaper, although they will maintain an online presence. 

The Voice, founded in 1955 by Norman Mailer and others, pretty much invented alternative journalism.  It's hard to believe they even pre-dated the hippie movement, and then eventually defined it.  It's importance to civil rights and later LGBT activism cannot be understated.

But first and foremost, even above politics, the Voice was an arts and entertainment paper.  It's articles on punk alone in the '70s were unbelievable, and at times in the '90s I got recommendations for off-Broadway plays from it.  You could always find some nice ideas for strip clubs, peep shows, and even door-to-door service during the heyday for that sort of thing in NYC. 

The Voice was bought out last year so it comes as no surprise that now it's dead.     

  



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Ah the Voice. A paper so far to the left Whoopi Goldberg would say lighten up. Great rag for seeing what band was playing where especially on the club scene. Incredible articles by Nat Hentoff. Michael Musto was alot of fun to read before he became too gay for his own good. The article I remember most was around 1983 or so and was an "inside" look at the WWF. The article was fantastic. It out Meltzered Meltzer with the dirt that was spilled. I can't remember too much of it but they went into detail about Tony Atlas punching out Pat Patterson and knocking him cold (gee, I wonder what Pat could have possibly done). I haven't read the Voice in about 10 years but I'm sad to see it go.

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Huge number of back issues from 1955-2004 were digitized by Google here.

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=KEtq3P1Vf8oC

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Reprints of the Christgau reviews would make their way into a couple GTA freebie rags back in the 90's



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Whooptie do.

Another liberal rag bites the dust.

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martini wrote: Whooptie do.

Another liberal rag bites the dust.
Liberal rag without a doubt. However, the best of the best "liberal" minds wrote most of the content. Always very interesting stuff.



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WongLee wrote: martini wrote: Whooptie do.

Another liberal rag bites the dust.
Liberal rag without a doubt. However, the best of the best "liberal" minds wrote most of the content. Always very interesting stuff.

Best of the "liberal" minds is kind of like being the least accomplished pedophile in the county jail.



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martini wrote: WongLee wrote: martini wrote: Whooptie do.

Another liberal rag bites the dust.
Liberal rag without a doubt. However, the best of the best "liberal" minds wrote most of the content. Always very interesting stuff.

Best of the "liberal" minds is kind of like being the least accomplished pedophile in the county jail.

Totally.  Out there trying to put a stop to racism, fascism, and inequality.  Pfft...morally bankrupt losers.

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Martini just misses the days when he could call an N-word the N-word.



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broke wrote: Martini just misses the days when he could call an N-word the N-word.Well after all, who doesn't?



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Very true. Chris Rock certainly does!



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