There's news to report on the who's-paying-our-salary front: The Village Voice is now under new ownership.Our parent company, Village Voice Media, has been sold to a group of the company's editors and publishers in a deal that includes the Voice and our 12 sister publications across the country. The ... More >>
On Sunday, New York Times columnist Nick Kristof wrote about the harrowing experiences of a young woman who had been savagely attacked and forced into a life of prostitution at only 16 years of age. The men who attacked her were prosecuted, and one is serving 25 years.
In his piece, however, Kristo ... More >>
Six people have been indicted in connection with the rape, kidnapping, and torture of a 15-year-old girl who was snatched off a Brooklyn street corner last month.The story, as told by Queens County District Attorney Richard Brown, is pretty horrific -- the girl was drugged, gang raped, and pimped ... More >>
Robert SietsemaA group protesting against what they call the " Backpage.com's Facilitation of Sex Trafficking" has gathered in numbers of about 50 outside our office. The group is made of a handful of organizations including The Coalition Against Trafficking in Women, Prostitution Research an ... More >>
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.
The religious coalition demanded that we close down our legal, adult classifieds.
Neither government officials nor God' ... More >>
AFTER THE JUMP: The Squirrel Busters respond to the Voice!
Brace yourself, Scientology watchers. This is jaw-dropping territory.
You'll remember that former church executive Marty Rathbun complained to local government in his Corpus Christi-area town of Ingleside on the Bay, Texas, that he was b ... More >>
In February 2011, CNN's Amber Lyon aired a special on sex trafficking, "Selling the Girl Next Door" that attacked Village Voice Media-owned company, Backpage.com. At the end of the broadcast, Lyon's sources are singled out for "special thanks." We recently found out that Lyon is even closer to these ... More >>
In our current cover story, Village Voice Media writer Nick Pinto called into question research done by a Georgia firm, The Schapiro Group, which was used by Womens Funding Network to make claims about the scope of underage sex trafficking in the U.S. Pinto's story called that research into q ... More >>
Have you heard? Today is our 55th Birthday! YAYYYYYYYYYYYYY! As such, we've made a list of things you can buy us for it. After all, you know how much all of this costs you, the reader? Nothing. So you've obviously got the extra scratch lying around. Without further ado, here is what you should ge ... More >>
Yesterday we asked, is there a dog-stealing hooker at the Park Slope Food Coop? We have since, thanks to a helpful commenter, found evidence that the woman alleged to have stolen a maltese named Lola from an unsuspecting client does in fact "work" in the Park Slope area, and is available, may ... More >>