The Village Voice Pazz & Jop critics' poll officially signals the death knell for any more opinions on 2012 music. But before we spend too much time evaluating Justin Timberlake's return and the ascent of Willow Smith, here's a last, fond look at the year that just concluded.On the one hand, raw ... More >>
City Pages and its 12 sister papers have been sold by Village Voice Media, which retains ownership of Backpage.com, the online classifieds site.The new company, Voice Media Group, is based in Denver and led by CEO Scott Tobias, who put together the private equity package to execute the buyout. Chris ... More >>
KnotfestWith Slipknot, Lamb of God, Deftones, Machine Head, Serj Tankian, Cannibal Corpse, Dillinger Escape Plan, Prong and GojiraSomerset Amphitheater, Somerset, WisconsinSaturday, August 18, 2012See Also:Slideshow: Knotfest 2012 Music PerformancesSlideshow: Knotfest's People & ScenesSlipknot's ... More >>
Freedom under fire: A Village Voice Media Special Report
You don't have to spend much time at South By Southwest to know that nearly every building gets used as a music venue during the annual music festival. And starting Thursday, writers and photographers from the music blogs of the Village Voice Media empire plan to go to as many of them as we possi ... More >>
It's about time. This month's stem-to-stern editorial redesign is the first since 2001.As with most large newspapers, complete redesigns are infrequent. In this publication, it's occurred roughly every eight-to-ten years. The decision to update our look was made over a year ago, and it's the res ... More >>
via Instagram @centralalleySome people are mad at hair metal 'n' NBA critic Chuck Klosterman at the moment. This has to do with "The Pitfalls of Indie Fame," published yesterday on ESPN-offshoot commentary site Grantland regarding the Village Voice's Pazz & Jop 2011 album of the year, Tune-Ya ... More >>
Bon Iver's Bon Iver was obviously a bit of a local success story, and we rightfully felt the need to put his bearded, thoughtful mug on our cover last fall. (Read Andrea Swensson's cover story here.) Our beloved sibling paper the Village Voice showed some serious (but not ultimate) dedication to ... More >>
Alarmists nationwide in denial
Today 36 clergy affixed their names to a paid ad and open letter to Village Voice and the classified ad site Backpage.com. The full page ad was published in the New York Times.
It's bad enough that CNN mindlessly parrots junk data about U.S. child sex trafficking in order to scare viewers and score ratings points. It's worse that CNN falsely suggests our parent company, Village Voice Media, didn't cooperate about its Backpage.com property for their sensationalist report ... More >>
Photo by Erik HessOur parent company, Village Voice Media, went whole hog with their annual SXSW bash this year, moving it from its previous home at La Zona Rosa into the Austin Music Hall (which was also the site of last night's MTVu Woodie Awards), stretching out the event into the late-night h ... More >>
Photo by Tony NelsonWu-Tang Clan at Epic this past JanuaryOur sister paper, the Village Voice, typically hosts a free day party during SXSW, and the lineups have been pretty fantastic -- last year brought together the xx, Superchunk, Surfer Blood, and more. But this year, they are cranking up the ... More >>
What Would Comprehensive Immigration Reform Look Like If the Feds Got Off Their Duffs?
Photo by Nicole Ankowski for the Village VoicePrince's Welcome 2 America "tour" (he's playing in New Jersey and New York) kicked off last night in East Rutherford, New Jersey's IZOD Center (like the pants, yes...and no, it's doubtful the Minnesnowta Yoda's full-length purple leather coat will be ... More >>
Photo: New Media DaysJulian Assagne of Wikileaks. By Michael Lacey Executive Editor, Village Voice Media Where are the First Amendment's establishment warriors as government-spooked businesses try to shut down Wikileaks? Hackers with computers, not hacks with press passes, have been the first l ... More >>
The competition, for best in-depth reporting, attracted entries from 89 students at 55 universities across the country.
Our sister paper in New York has received a blessing from the Commander in Chief.
The "world's worst door" and a plea for the restaurant vestibule.
One of our sister papers did a feature story last week on some of the parks known for some sexy (and illegal) activity going down in their hometown. Where did we go in the Twin Cities to get dirty with another?
The Association of Alternative Newsweeklies announced its 2009 award winners last week, and City Pages earned two first place and two third place awards for papers with a circulation of 55,000 or more.
Our sister paper, Village Voice in NYC, obtained a firsthand account of a M/V Maersk Alabama crewmember that weaves a great tale of battling the Somali pirates as they attacked their vessel April 8.
Veteran journalist Matt Smith will be the new managing editor at City Pages, Village Voice Media announced today. He replaces Michael Tortorello, who is resigning to pursue other interests.
Village Voice Media today announce Cleveland Scene managing editor Kevin Hoffman will take over for departing editor Steve Perry early next month.
No surprise there. Here is the text of the note that David Schneiderman of Village Voice Media sent to CP publisher Mark Bartel around noon today: I am pleased to inform you that the Department [of] Justice has approved our merger with New Times. We expect to close in about a month or so. The work ... More >>
The NFL considers moving the Saints to LA, Exxon rakes it in, Canadian folkies try to halt the next Harry Potter movie, sexy messed-up teeth, the Minnesota blog of the day and more...
The company that publishes The Village Voice and five other alternative newspapers [including City Pages] is to announce today an agreement to be acquired by New Times Media, the largest publisher in the market. The deal would create a chain of 17 free weekly newspapers around the country with a com ... More >>
On Tuesday the San Francisco Bay Guardian posted a thorough editorial on the rumors (more here) of a possible imminent merger between the Phoenix-based New Times alternative weekly newspaper chain and Village Voice Media, which owns City Pages: "If there's a grain of truth here, and VVM and New Time ... More >>
"Black hip-hop kids as the gatekeepers for what's hot has long been the state of affairs for mainstream and cutting-edge hip-hop?but that may be changing in some parts of the country like Minneapolis, for example, where white MCs and white audiences have it on lock." --from this week's Village Voic ... More >>
*The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival continues tonight, with The World and A Tout De Suite. *New York five-piece the Bravery, who have been hailed "the next big thing" by Rolling Stone, The Village Voice, and umpteen others play at Whole Music Club. (Hint: If you're looking for this ... More >>
The age of blogs by the numbers Web geeks have been jawing and preening about the blog revolution for so long now--it feels like it must have started, oh, sometime during the Ford administration--that it's easy to overlook the fact that blogs are only now coming on the radar of the masses. Time's ... More >>
"Listen," a friend of ours said recently, "Rudy Giuliani is an utterly authoritarian personality, but he's just too weird for the Republicans. When he split up with his wife and moved out of the mansion, he was staying in midtown for a while in the home of a couple of gay guys. You think these Rep ... More >>
The Walkmen make you stop thinking in terms of "albums." This music is made for a mix.
Owners of Village Voice buy City Pages, topple statue of Lenin.
Pop lit discovers lesbian chic