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Village Voice Laying Off Longtime Voice of Nat Hentoff

nat-704783.jpgNo one is safe! Former Voiceer Tricia Romano reports over at Pop & Politics that the Village Voice has laid-off long-time columnist Nat Hentoff who’s been at the paper since 1958 writing mainly about Jazz but more recently about civil liberties.

Also on the way out is fashion writer, Lynn Yaeger, a 30 year veteran of the paper, and staff writer Chloe Hilliard.

Hentoff spoke to the Times about his dismissal saying: “I’m 83 and a half. You’d think they’d have let me go silently…Fortunately, I’ve never been more productive. With all due immodesty, I think it doesn’t help to lose me because people have told me they read the Voice not only for me, but certainly for me.” Fortunately for those people Hentoff will still be writing a weekly column for the United Media syndicate and contributing pieces to The Wall Street Journal.

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Laurel Touby Profiled in Village Voice: Meta, but Who Cares?

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The Village Voice profiles Laurel Touby, the founder of mediabistro.com, ie our boss, whom we’ve never actually met.

But why did Tricia Romano, the former nightlife columnist, catch the assignment? Does mb.com have bottle service at the NYC parties?

Chambermaid Book Party

bookcover_small.jpg Does a successful book party equal book sales success? If so, then Saira Rao‘s first novel, Chambermaid, is headed for stratospheric heights. The party was a rager, with over 200 people in attendance. Held in a Fifth Avenue Park-facing apartment, it was a delightful if homogeneous mash-up of well-heeled lawyers, bankers, media — and one actor:

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