Yesterday, rather than discuss the Supreme Court hearing that demonstrates just how out of touch conservatives are from the rest of America, the gang at Bill O'Reilly's Retirement-Home Fist-Shaking Hour took up the news that mattered most to their audience: the hurt feelings of denim enthusiast and ... More >>
[See More Edible News: Marilyn Hagerty: The Interview | Cannabis Caramel Corn -- What Will They Think of Next? | From Newsweek: Are These Really the Best Places to Eat in New York?] Our favorite Olive Garden reviewer Marilyn Hagerty will be awarded the 2012 Al Neuharth Excellence in Media Award. Sh ... More >>
Congratulations are in order for longtime Voice columnist Nat Hentoff, who was honored yesterday as one of the 100 outstanding journalists of the last 100 years by New York University's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.Hentoff's column has appeared in the Voice for more than 50 years. Unlike ma ... More >>
The web is abuzz today with reports that the Department of Homeland Security has approved collecting of personal information from television anchors, news reporters, bloggers, and anyone else who uses social media. The so-called Media Monitoring Initiative allows the government to keep data on peop ... More >>
At a Friars Club tribute to Bob Woodruff the other night, a panel of TV journalists was asked that very question. One replied Sandy Koufax because the famed pitcher was so inspirational and also has never talked much to press, so it would be a big "get."
The D.C. political reporter is a changing animal. It's using the Internet to get ahead instead of clawing its way towards a column on the Washington Post's op-ed page; it has lived in "squalid houses" and read comic books; sometimes it drinks beer out of cans or even jars! As iconoclastic as it m ... More >>
It would be very easy to root against the liberal cleavage emporium, occasionally news-breaking, mostly news-aggregating behemoth The Huffington Post, whose most popular articles currently include "PHOTOS: Jennifer Love Hewitt In A Bikini" and something called "WATCH: The Wrong Way To Install ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. July 24, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 41 The Age of Lunacy On a Muddy Meadow by Steve Lerner The Moon-In on the Sheep Meadow in Central Park last Sunday night came off as the world's largest outdoor multi-media program. Vying for spectator pop ... More >>
Clark Hoyt, public editor of the New York Times -- charged with trying "to help this newspaper live up to its own high journalistic standards" -- published his final column Sunday. Hoyt, a former Pulitzer Prize-winning editor reporter became the third man to hold the ombudsman position in 200 ... More >>
Our esteemed colleague Ward Harkavy is correct that there are no authoritative accounts of sex between Rachel Uchitel and Tiger Woods at this writing, under the Post headline or anywhere else. Happily for journalists, there is a 9/11 angle. Uchitel lost her fiance, banker Andy O'Grady, in the ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesMarch 25, 1965, Vol. X, No. 23Dylan Meets the PressBy J.R. GoddardFour years ago a thin, aquiline-faced boy of 19 got off the subway from Hibbing, Minnesota, to come up for air in the Village, bearing with him no more than a battered guita ... More >>
Dancers from InSpirit beckon passers-by to enter a new store on Broadway near 13th Street. Labor Day, with its West Indian American Day Parade, was the high point of the week. The low point was, let's see... the rest of it. 9/11 was a popular topic. It was oddly related to a Twitter Festiv ... More >>
At the star-studded Walter Cronkite tribute at Lincoln Center today, Tom Brokaw leaned on the comedy, recalling a call he received from Cronkite. Didn't recognize the voice at first. "Who is this? It's Walter Cronkite, for God's sake! How soon they forget!" His stories about Cronkite's wife ... More >>
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Twitpic by tedsink. Last weekend's Siren Festival left many of us groggy, and a good thing too, as the week that followed was best seen in soft focus. President Obama and Henry Louis Gates were the comedy team of the week. Mayor Bloomberg, angry about the way mayoral school control ... More >>
Legendary newsman Walter Cronkite's funeral was held today at St. Bartolomew's on Park Avenue. (The former CBS anchor passed on Friday at the age of 92.) As expected, the services were attended by celebrity newspeople and well as family and friends, and ended New-Orleans style with "When The S ... More >>
"Walter Cronkite was my friend and mentor," wites Philadelphia Gay News editor Mark Segal in an editorial. The two first encountered each other in 1973, when Segal ran in front of a camera during Cronkite's news broadcast, holding a sign that said "Gays Protest CBS Prejudice." "After that incident ... More >>
This is how they did big-time TV news in 1973: Getting the story however it came in -- phone, telex, slips of paper, whatever -- and dishing it out as quick as you could. Walter Cronkite, who passed away today at 92, had a lot of practice at it. He dropped out of college during the Depression to t ... More >>
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