We would like to take this lull in celebrity nudes and press release repurposing to announce that our mothership, the Village Voice
, has scored no less than nine finalist slots in the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies' AltWeekly Awards
. Our contenders, all in the Circulation-50,000-and-over unless otherwise noted, are:
- Editorial Layout: "Prodigy's 25th Hour" by Ivylise Simones, and "The Ultimate Re-Vamping" by Ivylise Simones and Howard Huang.
- Illustration: "A Wing and a Prayer" by Christian Northeast.
- Arts Criticism: "Kill One for the Gipper," "What We Learned about the Election in This Summer's Movies," and "Deep Freeze," J. Hoberman.
- Column, Political: "Bloomberg's Velvet Coup," "Bloomberg's Term-Limits Coup," and "Eliot Spitzer Goes Down," Tom Robbins.
- News Story, Long Form: "NYPD Inaction Over A Missing Black Woman Found Dead Sparks a Historic Racial-Bias Lawsuit," Sean Gardiner.
- Special Topic, Election Coverage: "The Book of Sarah (Palin)," Wayne Barrett.
- Innovation/Format Buster: "The Official Village Voice Election-Season Guide to the Right-Wing Blogosphere," Roy Edroso.
- Special Section: "Best of NYC," Village Voice Staff.
Full list of finalists here
. The Awards will be announced on June 26th at the AAN Convention.