RIP Village Voice Print Edition

The Village Voice isn’t actually going out of business, but it won’t be the same without the print edition.

Back in the 1980s, I actually bought it regularly (it was the only way to find out in the pre-internet era where The Raunch Hands were playing that week), and then I reviewed movies and wrote movie articles for the Voice in the early 1990s, as a freelancer.

It was a long time ago, and weirdly, I can no longer remember how I got the work, or the first article of mine that they published. I still very vividly remember spending time in their office with their great movie editor, Lisa Kennedy, and I especially remember the day Orson Welles’ daughter wrote a nasty letter to the paper about me, and they published it. (They let me respond, but what could I really say? The daughter of the greatest director who ever lived thought I was a shit-head. She was entitled to her opinion.)

I guess people get their info about the city and their left-wing politics from other places these days. The world changes.