Replacing David Blum as editor-in-chief of the Press is Jerry Portwood, who was previously the paper's managing editor. Blum becomes editor of 02138, the bi-monthly magazine acquired in May by Press parent company Manhattan Media. Blum's move coincides with a major re-launch of the luxury lifestyle magazine for Harvard alumni.

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Jerry Saltz, a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist for criticism, will start at New York in April, the New York Observer reports. Saltz joined the Voice in 1998. "Jerry is one of the city's most well-respected critics," Voice editor Tony Ortega says in a staff memo. "I know he'll continue doing outstanding work for his new editors just as he's done at the Voice for so long."

Continue ReadingLongtime Village Voice Art Critic Leaves for New York Magazine

Voice art critic Jerry Saltz (pictured), dance critic Deborah Jowitt, and film critic J. Hoberman each took top honors in a poll of artists and industry insiders commissioned by Time Out New York and conducted by Samir Husni, chairman of the department of journalism at the University of Mississippi. Critics were rated in eight different categories; the Voice was the only New York publication to win three first-place awards.

Continue ReadingThe Village Voice Grabs Three Golds in NYC Critics Round-Up

Jerry Saltz knows it hurts to be criticized, but, he tells, "If all criticism is enthusiastic it sells the art world short." He remembers after he wrote his first piece for the Voice, on Kara Walker's "painful, uneven show" at Wooster Gardens in 1998, he was terrified he'd be fired. A collection of his Village Voice reviews and essays, "Seeing Out Loud," has been published by The Figures press.

Continue ReadingVillage Voice Art Critic Discusses His Craft and New Book