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A Double-Shot of ‘Hate Us or Love Us’


“Hate Us or Love Us” is a weekly look at—you guessed it— the hate and the love that people show the Voice out there in those series of tubes known as the Internets. To make up for lost time, Bonnie Ruberg served up a two-week double-shot of the love, and, of course, the hate. Look for it every Friday.

-Cyclones fans reconsider the coolness of the “worst bobblehead ever”. gives a thumbs up to Bonnie Ruberg’s column on webcam cybersex, along with some extra webcam pointers.

-Joystiq, GameSpot, and send readers over to Runnin’ Scared for racism and zombies in Resident Evil 5.

-Latino blog lauds Phil Freeman for “deftly dodging slews of cyber-hookers” and uncovering MySpace’s bilingual thrash metal.

-Michael Musto, “filthier than ever,” gets questioned at

“Silly review” of a good book, says University of Rochester blogger of the Voice’s take on The Assistant.

What people are saying about the Siren Festival:

Jaded Insider called the line-up ho-hum, but enjoyed M.I.A.’s “firey goodness,” as did Gawker.

-The Brooklyn Paper called New York Dolls “a fogeyish nostalgia act if there ever was one” and complained about “schlepping out to Coney Island.”

PaperMag didn’t make it in to see M.I.A., but really liked Matt and Kim.

-Blogger Paul Schrodt rants against hipsters.

-Skank Your Art got fed up with the crowds.

-Prefix Mag took photos of the event and Idolator asked Siren performers about their worst shows ever.

What people were saying about the Voice last week:

-“The most informative, most fascinating article of the week,” according to, was “Busting the Merchant of War.”

-Fleshbot called Tristan Taormino’s advice about oral sex “words to live by.”

-NPR’s Michel Martin interviewed Gustavo Arrellano, “NOT everyone’s cup of tea.”

-Wet Hot American Summer co-director David Wain posted about the Voice’s review on his MySpace page.

-NJ Voices got long winded on “Giuliani the Catholic public sinner.”

-Mediabistro spoke with editor-in-chief Tony Ortega about “is first 100 or so days in office.”

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on August 3, 2007

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