King of the alt-weeklies continues to drive away talent

The Village Voice “is a big mangy dog — and it’s shedding season!” After a year of microscopic book reviews and five-sentence author interviews, the increasingly irrelevant alt-weekly has booted or driven away Low Culture‘s Matt Haber and media critic Cynthia Cotts.

If management cuts Michaelangelo Matos and Ed Park, I won’t even bother to fish the rag out of those free dustbin thingies.

Update: Matos writes to say, “Thanks! But I must say, I’ve never been on staff at the Voice — I’ve only ever freelanced for them. Seattle Weekly, where I’m stationed, is a Voice-owned paper, though, if that counts.” He edits the music section there.

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