The first feature I wrote for the Village Voice when I came to New York was a profile of Bert Randolph Sugar. It appeared in the May 3, 1983 issue. When it was published, I got a note from Sugar: "Not bad, but you violated one of the cardinal rules of journalism - you buried your lead. You didn' ... More >>
ZiegelVic Ziegel of the New York Daily News died Friday, July 23 of lung cancer, still young at 72. He was one of the good guys.
When I started regularly for the Village Voice in the mid-1980s, Ziegel was one of the few writers from a New York daily to accept me as a colleague when I'd se ... More >>
Barbara Long, the Voice's no-nonsense boxing criticClip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives.
July 21, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 40
On One Hand in a Two-Handed Society
By Barbara Long
Three one-handed wonders showed up at Madison Square Garden last week. Joey Archer was there to tak ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesJanuary 9, 1964, Vol. IX, No. 12Hopeless NewsmenDear Sir:Mr. Paneth's poking about in the ashes of the dead Mirror (January 2) reminds me of what the late A.J. Liebling wrote: "The end-of-a-newspaper story has become one of the commonplaces of ou ... More >>