Seventeen alternative weeklies around the United States are owned by the Voice's former parent company Village Voice Media. In , the Voice sponsored its first music festival, Siren Festival, a free annual event every summer held at Coney Island. Tony Ortega then held the position of editor in chief from to In , film critic J. Editor in chief Donald Forst resigned in December
His replacement, David Blum , was fired in March These words were not commonly used by homosexuals to refer to each other at this time. The sacking of Nat Hentoff , who worked for the paper from to , led to further criticism of the management by some of its current writers, Hentoff himself, and by the Voice's ideological rival paper National Review , which referred to Hentoff as a "treasure". Jeff Weinstein, an employee of the paper and shop steward for the publishing local of District 65 UAW, negotiated and won agreement in the union contract to extend health, life insurance, and disability benefits to the "spouse equivalents" of its union members. In , the Voice sponsored its first music festival, Siren Festival, a free annual event every summer held at Coney Island. The event moved to the lower tip of Manhattan in , and was re-christened the " 4knots Music Festival", a reference to the speed of the East River's current. In , it moved from 22 Greenwich Avenue to 61 Christopher Street in a landmark triangular corner building adjoining Sheridan Square, and a few feet west of the Stonewall Inn ;  then, from the s through , at 11th Street and University Place; and then Broadway and 13th Street. For more than 40 years, Wayne Barrett was the newspaper's muckraker , covering New York real estate developers and politicians, including Donald Trump. In April , the Voice dismissed music editor Chuck Eddy. While reporting on the Stonewall riots of , the newspaper referred to the riots as "The Great Faggot Rebellion". Fellow muckraking investigative reporter Tom Robbins then resigned in solidarity. The remaining staff would be kept on for a limited period for archival projects. By then, the Voice had employed five editors since The line states "To riding your bike midday past the three piece suits, to fruits, to no absolutes; to Absolut ; to choice; to The Village Voice, to any passing fad. Another regular from that period was the cartoonist Kin Platt , who did weekly theatrical caricatures. In , film critic J. Doug Simmons, his replacement, was sacked in March after it was discovered that a reporter had fabricated portions of an article. Editor in chief Donald Forst resigned in December Writers for the Voice have received three Pulitzer Prizes: Simmons' successor, Erik Wemple , resigned after two weeks. The Voice was then managed by two journalists from Phoenix, Arizona. Tony Ortega then held the position of editor in chief from to However, early in its history, the newspaper had a reputation as having an anti- homosexuality slant. Smith and Truscott retrieved their press cards from the Voice offices, which were very close to the bar, as the trouble began; they were among the first journalists to record the event, Smith being trapped inside the bar with the police, and Truscott reporting from the street. Early history[ edit ] October cover The Village Voice was launched by Ed Fancher, Dan Wolf, and Norman Mailer  on October 26, , from a two-bedroom apartment in Greenwich Village ; that was its initial coverage area, which expanded to other parts of the city by the s. Following Bourne's and Lustig's departure, Village Media Group management fired three of the Voice's longest-serving contributors:
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