EXCLUSIVE OSCAR ISSUE DOUBLE COVERS
ON NEWSSTANDS TODAY
SPIKE LEE COVER ON THE ONE-RACE OSCAR RACE
MICHAEL MUSTO RETURNS WITH A COVER ON OSCAR SCANDAL
**PLUS OSCAR BALLOT & BUILD YOUR OWN BEST PICTURE NOMINEE**
FEBRUARY 24th, 2016 – NEW YORK, NY – The Village Voice Oscar issue hits newsstands today with an exclusive double cover edition. Featured on the covers are film director Spike Lee on Oscar racism and Michael Musto, returning to the Voice as a Special Events Correspondent, on Oscar controversy and scandal.
“In my piece on this year’s Oscar scandals, I talk to insiders, quote legends, and serve scalding dish about who was included, and more importantly, who wasn’t,” Musto said.
The Oscar Issue delivers the Voice’s spin on the film industry’s highest honor, the Academy Award. Inside the issue, critics give their commentary on Hollywood’s biggest night, trends and predictions, including:
The issue will also feature an Oscar Ballot to track predictions at home all evening and a “build your own best picture nominee” maker!
About The Village Voice
Founded in 1955 by a small group that included Norman Mailer, The Village Voice was the nation’s first alternative newsweekly. Over the years it has been a home to a wide range of writers and artists, from E.E. Cummings and Katherine Anne Porter to Ezra Pound, James Baldwin, photographer Sylvia Plachy, cartoonist Lynda Barry, investigative journalists Wayne Barrett and Tom Robbins, music writer Robert Christgau, and film writer J. Hoberman, among many others. The Voice, which has won three Pulitzers, has always been an aggressive interrogator of the powers that be, as well as a force for finding and promoting cutting edge arts and culture. We believe that both of those functions may be more important now than they have ever been.
Under new ownership and editorial leadership in 2016, The Village Voice is rededicating itself to being an indispensable resource for progressive New Yorkers of all sorts. This year, the Voice will be unveiling an updated design for the paper, new world-class writing and editing talent, and a state of the art digital platform. Our current portfolio of products includes the print paper (90,000 circulation and growing), a robust website, independently produced lifestyle events, plus many specialty inserts focused on arts, food, fashion, culture, music, and more. We consider that to be just the beginning for this global brand.