Voice notes

Over at the Village Voice this week:

— my friend Tony Ortega has a pretty amazing story about John Steinbeck, mobsters, labor organizers, and how his graduate studies became unexpectedly personal.

— Jules Feiffer makes his second return appearance in the Voice after a ten year absence, here.

— In case you hadn’t noticed, Roy Edroso (of alicublog) is now blogging the news for the Voice, making him one of the half-dozen or so people in the country who actually make a living from this stuff.