Californian Remembers Golden Days at Village Voice

august 12, 2004  04:19 pm
San Francisco Chronicle columnist Jon Carroll waxes nostalgic about his stint as a replacement editor and West Coast editor for the New York City alt-weekly 30 years ago. He fondly remembers those days of lothario limeys, noisy Village cafes and fierce internecine battles. He worked back then with Richard Goldstein, the Voice's recently departed executive editor, whom he describes as "a cutting-edge rock writer, a significant figure in gay rights journalism, a funny, eager, smart, loyal, sometimes even puppyish, fondly remembered former colleague."