and theVillage Voice
topped America's alternative newspapers inlast week's awards handed out by the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies in New Orleans.
Staff writer Gus Garcia-Roberts was given the nod for best feature fora story about fallen music entrepreneur Scott Storch.
Freelancers Brandon Thorp and Penn Bullock were honored for short form news stories aboutanti-homosexual expert George Rekers
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, who took a vacation with a rent boy. And editor Chuck Strouse, who was also elected to the group's board of directors, was named best in the nation for a selection of political columns. TheVoice
took top honors in investigative reporting, staff blog, and music blog.