The Village Voice is Shutting Down and We’re Sad

ince the mid-1950s, the Village Voice has provided an alternative, local voice to residents of New York City. However, as of last Friday August 31st, 2018, this venerable institution has officially been shut down.
The Village Voice’s issues began in much the same manner as the problems plaguing newspapers in cities across North America. Since the mass adoption of the Internet in the late 1990s and early 2000s people (especially young people) have increasingly turned to the web for their source of information. This has been a boon for ordinary citizens, as information can now be found at the tip of one’s fingertips, completely free. However, it has had a devastating impact on papers from Halifax to Houston.

A Cultural Overdose: Operas, Museums, Exhibitions, Oh My!

If you know me at all, you know that I love art. In fact, you may remember as the paper’s art editor last semester. However, with the way the editor positions work, I was forced to leave the position after the final issue last semester. In my retirement, I’ve found that I have more time than I know what to do with. This, combined with the fact I’m only taking three classes, meant that I finally had time to visit as various art institutions across the city.