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I got my last email from the Village Voice because I unsubscribed.

No Musto, no me.

by Anonymousreply 1905/27/2013

OP = Michael Musto

by Anonymousreply 105/23/2013

I stopped reading it ages ago but would read Musto online - so did he get fired? I happened to see him at Columbia, in Hamilton Hall, in '89 or so, and I told him how much I loved his gossip. He was very tall. He thanked me graciously. So - did he get fired?

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by Anonymousreply 305/24/2013

You're so clever R1!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 405/24/2013

Good for you OP - I hope you let them exactly why...

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by Anonymousreply 605/24/2013

My original response got rejected for some WEBBY reason. Hmmmm.

No, I am not Michael but I did correspond with him a little and I found him to be the real deal.

I remember growing up in the Midwest and I subscribed to the VV in the 70s. I poured over every issue to see what life was like in the big city.

Ahhhh, Studio 54...

by Anonymousreply 705/24/2013

The only other thing worth reading in the VV was the theater reviews, which are also history now. I guess we've seen the last of that rag. Too bad, though, really, it's been unreadable and irrelevant for years.

by Anonymousreply 905/24/2013

For me the appeal of the VV was J. Hoberman's film reviews and Musto's gossip, plus the fantastic investigative work into things like the Inslaw/Promis affair. No Hoberman, no Musto... no point.

by Anonymousreply 1005/24/2013

Hoberman's been gone for a while. I personally hated Hoberman--found him unbearably pretentious and myopic, though I know many people liked him and found his criticism valuable--but his firing was one of the first signs that the VV wasn't long for this world.

by Anonymousreply 1105/24/2013

Aren't they trying to re-position "the brand" more center/right? Insert sinking ship pic here.

by Anonymousreply 1205/24/2013

Really, r12? Did you read that anywhere in particular? Because I can't imagine that showing up in print and people not freaking out about it. It's been a liberal institution for ages.

by Anonymousreply 1305/24/2013

I think they have found the end of the road and are positioning for a sale to the Koch Bros.

by Anonymousreply 1405/25/2013

[quote]I poured over every issue

Aside from spilling your drink, did you read each issue carefully?

by Anonymousreply 1505/25/2013

That's a pretty low standard, OP

by Anonymousreply 1605/25/2013

r16, to paraphrase Midler, my standards are low, but they are mine.

by Anonymousreply 1705/26/2013

Good riddance Musto is annoying, a drama queen, bigot, hypocrite, and batshit crazy.

by Anonymousreply 1805/27/2013

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