Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Love or Hate 'American Sniper,' We're Brought Together By Its Bad Fake Baby Love or Hate 'American Sniper,' We're Brought Together By Its Bad Fake Baby 'Girls' Outrage Tracker: Season 4, Episode 2, 'Triggering' 'Girls' Outrage Tracker: Season 4, Episode 2, 'Triggering' 'Better Call Saul': 'Breaking Bad' Prequel Accepts the Charges 'Better Call Saul': 'Breaking Bad' Prequel Accepts the Charges Why the Unanimous Praise for 'Boyhood' Is Bad for Film Criticism — and for 'Boyhood' Why the Unanimous Praise for 'Boyhood' Is Bad for Film Criticism — and for 'Boyhood' 'Girls' Outrage Tracker: Season 4, Episode 1, 'Iowa' 'Girls' Outrage Tracker: Season 4, Episode 1, 'Iowa' The A.V. Club's 25 Best Sitcom Episodes of the Past 25 Years: 'Seinfeld,' 'The Simpsons' and More The A.V. Club's 25 Best Sitcom Episodes of the Past 25 Years: 'Seinfeld,' 'The Simpsons' and More First Reviews of Johnny Depp's 'Mortdecai': Scraping Bottom With a Waxed Moustache First Reviews of Johnny Depp's 'Mortdecai': Scraping Bottom With a Waxed Moustache At Last, the Four-Hour Cut of 'The Hobbit' You've Been Waiting For At Last, the Four-Hour Cut of 'The Hobbit' You've Been Waiting For Not at Sundance? Watch 14 Festival Films Via Sundance's #ArtistServices Not at Sundance? Watch 14 Festival Films Via Sundance's #ArtistServices 'Strange Magic' Reviews: Yup, That's Late Period George Lucas, All Right 'Strange Magic' Reviews: Yup, That's Late Period George Lucas, All Right Daily Reads: Stop Pitting 'Broad City' Against 'Girls,' How Political Pundits Warp 'American Sniper,' and more Daily Reads: Stop Pitting 'Broad City' Against 'Girls,' How Political Pundits Warp 'American Sniper,' and more Meet the Indiewire | Sundance Institute Ebert Film Criticism Fellows, 2015 Meet the Indiewire | Sundance Institute Ebert Film Criticism Fellows, 2015 Criticwire Classic of the Week: Jim Jarmusch's 'Dead Man' Criticwire Classic of the Week: Jim Jarmusch's 'Dead Man' The Scrambled Sexuality of 'Frozen's "Let It Go" The Scrambled Sexuality of 'Frozen's "Let It Go" 'Disney Deaths' and 'Big Hero 6': How Children's Stories Process Loss 'Disney Deaths' and 'Big Hero 6': How Children's Stories Process Loss 'The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore': A Ways to Go, But Its Aim Is True 'The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore': A Ways to Go, But Its Aim Is True Daily Reads: Movie Monsters That Look Like Genitalia, Why It Feels Like There's Too Much TV and More Daily Reads: Movie Monsters That Look Like Genitalia, Why It Feels Like There's Too Much TV and More Daily Reads: Stop Calling Tom Hanks an Everyman, 'Blackhat' as Michael Mann's Lonely Film and More Daily Reads: Stop Calling Tom Hanks an Everyman, 'Blackhat' as Michael Mann's Lonely Film and More 'Justified' Season 6 Reviews: After a Stumble, It's Back in the Saddle 'Justified' Season 6 Reviews: After a Stumble, It's Back in the Saddle Daily Reads: Is There Middle Ground for 'American Sniper?' Why 'Selma's' Oscar Omission Matters and More Daily Reads: Is There Middle Ground for 'American Sniper?' Why 'Selma's' Oscar Omission Matters and More

Stephanie Zacharek Joins Village Voice as Lead Film Writer

Criticwire By Matt Singer | Criticwire April 9, 2013 at 2:22PM

Stephanie Zacharek Joins Village Voice as Lead Film Writer
1

Deadline has the news that the Village Voice has found a lead film writer to replace the recently departed Scott Foundas: it's Stephanie Zacharek, formerly of Salon and Movieline. As a weekly Voice reader, I'd noticed Zacharek's byline popping up more and more frequently in the paper's pages in recent weeks, and wondered if Foundas' move to Variety meant this promotion might be in the cards. As a longtime fan of Zacharek's work, I'm very pleased that my hunch was correct.

Zacharek was at Salon for eleven years and then at Movieline for two more, before her position as "Chief Critic" was eliminated last June. Since then, she's been freelancing for numerous websites and publications, including the Voice and Film.com. I emailed Stephanie for a comment about the new gig; here's what she sent me:

"I'm over the moon right now, just really excited about going to work for Will Bourne and Alan Scherstuhl over at the Voice. I've been freelancing there for a few months, and I've seen how committed and enthusiastic they are. As excited as I am, though, I do recognize what a rough time it is for criticism as a profession. I received the job offer the day after Roger Ebert died, so the anniversary will always be a little bittersweet. But in addition to being a wonderful critic, Roger found ways to keep criticism alive even in the face of so many drastic changes in the media world, and even when he was very ill. And he was unfailingly generous with so many writers, including me. I'm going to try to honor his spirit as well as I can."

Zacharek's first day on the job will be Wednesday, April 24th.

Read more of "Village Voice Hires Stephanie Zacharek as Lead Film Writer."

This article is related to: Film Critic Jobs


E-Mail Updates