In journalism school, plagiarism is equivalent to life without parole: it is the bane of any writer's existence and an automatic halt on one's professional reputation. We are told over and over and over again to source everything, make sure all of your facts line up and that we'll be outcasted from ... More >>
American nuns have been helping poor and sick people too much, so the Vatican has appointed a strict supervisor to the Leadership Conference of Women Religious to make these liturgical ladies behave.
And as the Voice reported yesterday, the Conference has since shot back at the Church, slamming Ca ... More >>
Penelope Houston, the former lead singer of San Francisco punk legends The Avengers, has her solo shoes on again with the recent release of On Market Street (Devoted Ruins), her first solitary salvo in seven-plus years. But the official reissue of The Avengers' self-titled, posthumous LPout t ... More >>
On the 10th anniversary weekend of the September 11 attacks, every single living American blogger wrote a 9/11 memorial post. (Those who did not have been drummed out of the union.)
Rightbloggers' 9/11 posts are always interesting, so we figured they'd be extra-good for 9/11 X. We were not disappo ... More >>
Grace Giardina"If you're the mayor's speechwriter, what's your job" after the Towers fall? You're going to start thinking about "how do you find something redemptive out of this attack? How do you try and encapsulate those emotions?"
Much has been made of the recent Newsweek cover featuring Michele Bachmann. Some consider it sexist; others have seen it simply as another opportunity to mock the Minnesota representative (see: every commenter on here, basically). We noticed today that our friends at BuzzFeed had created a fo ... More >>
Gabriel Snyder, who was fired by Nick Denton as the editor-in-chief of Gawker in February 2010, will be joining The Atlantic as the editor of the magazine's Atlantic Wire aggregation website, according to an Observer report today. Snyder will replace Ben Carlson, who left for a job at Rupert ... More >>
Only one item today: Why didn't the New York Observer's new media writer disclose any potential conflicts of interest with his first cover story for the paper, on Slate? Feels like he should've. Why? UPDATED.
The New York Observer's star media reporter John Koblin left his post there a few weeks ago to work with longtime Observer editor-in-chief Peter Kaplan at Fairchild Publications as Womens Wear Daily's Memo Pad reporter. Culture editor Sara Vilkomerson left last week for a job with Entertainme ... More >>
Via Newsweek-reporter-turned-Tumblr-Emissary Mark Coatney and Newsweek's Sarah Frank, here's a picture of the Newsweek sign being pulled down. She notes: "In case anyone wants to watch, they're pulling the Newsweek sign down from the front of the building right now. They won't give me the 's ... More >>
We've come a long way from Talk Magazine, back when a bunch of writers doing something new meant a Robert Isbell-planned party on Liberty Island and George Plimpton drunkenly screaming at Salman Rushdie while he was busy trying to close on Padma. Yet, now, in an era when "editorial launch" me ... More >>
President Obama has just come back from his Hawaii vacation, but for rightbloggers it was as if he never went away. They continued to hammer Obama's terrorism policy in his absence, recycling old tropes and coming up with with some fascinating new ones.
When seven members of the CIA were kille ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives.
April 28, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 28
Mr. Hearst's Flagship Sank Like the Maine
By Stan Fischler
The Journal-American died with its boots on last Sunday morning at the age of 71. When the boots were removed there was a stench.
"Nat Hento ... More >>
We have to admit. we were disappointed that the shorts Michelle Obama wore to the Grand Canyon -- which have burned up the non-partisan idiot press -- have yet to roil the usually roilable rightbloggers, despite the involvement of an Obama.
There were a few takers. These affected sympathy, b ... More >>