You know the state of sports journalism has turned to shit when the toughest interrogators on sports hottest issues are Oprah Winfrey and Katei Couric. Thursday afternoon Couric finally asked Manti Te'o the question that every sportswriter in the country has talked around: "Are you gay?"
"No," Te' ... 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 >>
Free Whitey! (Just kidding.)After Osama bin Laden's death, James "Whitey" Bulger was the Most Wanted Man in America. Then after 16 years on the run, the mythological South Boston ex-con was caught yesterday in California. Jack Nicholson's character in The Departed was loosely based on Whitey, in the ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives.
August 2, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 31
by John Leo
[Somehow I overlooked this: in May, 1973, the Voice began its "Press Clips" column, and its first writer was John Leo. So this isn't the first of that venerable column, but it' ... More >>
Well, this is upsetting. Depending on what your name is, of course. According to Boston Globe writer Jennifer Graham, the name Jennifer -- once so vibrant and youthful, the queen (rather, princess; queens are named, like, Elizabeth) of the popular kids -- may actually denote that you're getti ... More >>
Following the Saturday-morning death of 23-year-old Long Island man Michael DiMaria in a Boston bar brawl, the Lansdowne Street pub will switch to plastic cups and "nonglass" bottles, said Patricia Malone, Boston's director of consumer affairs and licensing. Considering this is a pretty damn ... More >>
Every few weeks, in this age of big-money, drug-riddled sports, comes a
piece that is so mind-numbing irresponsible that it takes a while to know how
to properly respond to it. Such a review ran in the July 26 New York
Times Book Review section.
The piece was a review of three books: A- ... More >>
Good for the New York Times! Always trying to take a broad view (even when one doesn't exist, as Jack Shafer often points out), the paper weighs in on how the plight of Bernie Madoff's white-haired victims gives us valuable insights about the global meltdown with this morning's "Fossils of Larges ... More >>