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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.