Mel Gussow

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2011

    Here Are the 20 Most-Read Village Voice Stories of 2011

    Somewhat unbelievably, here we find ourselves on the last Friday of 2011. We hope this year has been a good one for you. As for us, well, we can't complain too much. After all, this is the post in which we get to brag a little: The most-read stories in the Voice for the year. Whee. Previous top stor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Christopher Lloyd! Stacy Keach! Jessica Tandy! It's the 1973 Obies!

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 24, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 21 The '73 'Obies': Plays were the thing by Audrey Berman Judging by the "Obie" ceremony Monday night, the plays were the thing -- seven of the 26 awards going for new plays, with "The Hot l Baltimore" and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    RIP New York Times Osama Bin Laden Obituary Writer, 1938-2010

    Michael T. Kaufman, 1938-2010​The world is ringing right now with news of Osama Bin Laden's death, the terrorist mastermind having been killed by the United States almost 10 years after the September 11 attacks he planned. But as an interesting footnote, it's worth pointing out, as FishbowlNY ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    RIP New York Times Elizabeth Taylor Obit Writer, 1933-2005

    ​The news of Elizabeth Taylor's passing has put an added sadness to this already gloomy day, but not everyone was shocked. The New York Times' principal writer for the Taylor obituary died almost six full years ago. Mel Gussow, a Times theater critic, died after a battle with cancer in 2005. H ... More >>

  • News

    December 3, 2002

    Waiting for the Invitation

    PEN Forgets Legendary Publisher Barney Rosset