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07.01.09 Bucky Turco

So The Dream lives on, sort of. The editor-in-chief of the magazine passed along the following information to her husband: the final issue of Vibe will hit newsstands after all. Whew! |RapRadar| […]

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06.30.09 Bucky Turco

So there’s many reasons why Vibe died and this cover featuring The Dream and Christina Milian could be partly to blame. Unfortunately, its culturally shallow readers won’t get a chance to delve into this creative endeavor as it reportedly will never live to see the light of newsstands. But all is not lost, so don’t […]

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Bucky Turco

Marginally respected Hip Hop and urban culture magazine, Vibe, is dead. What a sad day indeed. Who else is going to whip up those irrelevant top 50 blog lists? |DailyFinance| […]

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Bucky Turco

Bottom feeding celebrity rag OK! Weekly actually paid a half-a-million dollars for the rights to this ghastly cover photo of a dying (or already dead) Michael Jackson being carted away in an ambulance. It’ similar to the controversial image that Entertainment Tonight shamelessly slapped an “Exclusive” on and posted to their website. The money hemorrhaging […]

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06.17.09 Will Sherman

In addition to their regular showcase of slender women, Playboy is also revealing their slimmed down editorial budget. Their newest issue features an Olivia Munn cover shot that looks like it was ripped straight out of Complex’s February/March issue with the Attack of the Show host. It’s just the latest in Playboy’s attempt to transform […]

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06.01.09 Bucky Turco

Despite their razor thin issues, Giant is calling bullshit on ANIMAL’s rumor mongering and says they’re not ready to die: “GIANT is currently working on its September/Fall Fashion issue, on newsstands early August.” Hmm, if they can survive one of the most significant magazine die-offs in recent history with Nick Cannon on their cover, maybe […]

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05.29.09 Bucky Turco

A very reliable source in the magazine industry tells ANIMAL that Giant is folding after its July issue, citing abysmal ad sales. If true, this would be the second magazine that Smokey Fontaine* ruined—he was the Editor-in-Chief of America back when Dame Dash could still afford a Range Rover and helped drive that book into […]

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Will Sherman

After “about a five month sabbatical from doing a magazine because we were just like whateves,” Vapors is back. Ceding the internet’s dominancy over magazines in delivering timely relevant news, and facing industry collapse, the skater, streetwear, music publication is relaunching in hopes of becoming the print equivalent of a vinyl record: coveted, collected, and […]

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05.28.09 Will Sherman

Undeterred by the constriction and death of countless magazines and confident in the market for smut, Jacques magazine launches their first issue, “an alternative to the vapid men’s magazines of today.” The new luxury erotic mag plans to publish quarterly with a return to pulp’s roots: “edgy opinion, arousing interviews and fiery fiction blended with […]

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05.18.09 Bucky Turco

Swiss-born, Brooklyn-based graphic artist GROTESK, created these two meta covers for the June issue of Juxtapoz art magazine. The one to the left is the “fresh subscriber” version and on the right is the more obvious “newsstand” edition. Click here for more details on the issue which has an impressive roster of artists, including graffiti […]

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