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Today the Village Voice fired long-time rock critic Robert Christgau. The paper, which was sold late last year to alt-weekly chain New Times, axed music editor Chuck Eddy back in April, and rumors were soon rampant that Christgau--the the self-appointed "dean of rock critics"--was the next to go. It took a bit longer than most expected, but he's gone now too, leaving almost none of the seasoned staff that gave the paper its reputation long before New Times honcho Michael Lacey started cleaning house. A note from Christgau can be found here.