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#52582 - 11/14/00 06:57 AM Re: Defunct periodicals you miss
Bear
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Word on Might and of course old Sassy.

Anyone else miss Deadline? Oh, it was my dream magazine. Cool music stuff and great comic book art - it's where Tank Girl first appeared. It used to print Evan Dorkin as well, among loads of other cool folks. And the cover image was usually the subjects of the main rock interview as depicted by one of the comic artists. It folded when the Tank Girl film, um, tanked - it had invested all its money in it. Sniff. So sad.

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#52583 - 11/14/00 03:14 PM Re: Defunct periodicals you miss
Kalypso21
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Duh, Sassy!
And didn't George also go under? I used to read that sometimes. I said sometimes, people! Oh, stop your snickering.

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#52584 - 11/15/00 02:47 PM Re: Defunct periodicals you miss
idlewild
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Registered: 06/06/00
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Joy! I'm so glad someone else has not only heard of Wig-Wag, but misses it, too. I kept all of my issues for years, and last summer finally gave them all to a magazine-loving friend who could give them a better home than I could. Sigh.
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#52585 - 11/16/00 05:52 AM Re: Defunct periodicals you miss
Joy
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idlewild: I miss their letter-from-Springfield, their maps (drawn by readers), and the bizarre facts scattered throughout the magazine.

I thought of it as a New Yorker for younger people.

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#52586 - 01/15/01 02:09 PM Re: Defunct periodicals you miss
CompassRose
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I used to like the old Glamour, before it became the hideous Cosmo clone it is today. I still read the occasional Self for a literary chocolate fix, but Glamour had more meat to it, somehow.

Now it's all gasping italics and heaving silicones.

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#52587 - 01/18/01 12:47 PM Re: Defunct periodicals you miss
maggie
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I unearthed a bunch of copies of old school Spy in a box in my basement last year. I reread them and they're funny still, but not as hilariously as I originally found them. I think I was keeping them to mail to my sister in Australia because at the time, she couldn't find the mag there. Maybe I should put them up for sale on an auction site.

deborah, and any other Canadians "of a certain age" do you remember when The New Music was a magazine? I remember getting it in highschool and enjoying every single copy.

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#52588 - 01/18/01 01:47 PM Re: Defunct periodicals you miss
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Registered: 05/27/00
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maggie, I don't remember that at all. Was it a free mag? I'm wondering what the distribution was like, since I never saw it back in Boringville.
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#52589 - 01/18/01 06:02 PM Re: Defunct periodicals you miss
GForce
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Oh ya, Ben Is Dead. I have an old issue that has lived in my bathroom for years. Is that somehow creating a bad image?

I just got some copies of a magazine from the late 70's called "Plants Alive" that I wish was still in circulation. Only if it was still being made it would suck like most other gardening rags, so maybe not.

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#52590 - 01/19/01 02:44 PM Re: Defunct periodicals you miss
Stephanie
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I miss Mirabella on my plane trips. I think it might have been aimed at older women, so it actually had interesting articles. Their cover women were women I admire, like Emma Thompson, Michelle Pfeiffer(sp?). They even had an interview with Germaine Greer!
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#52591 - 01/23/01 07:56 PM Re: Defunct periodicals you miss
tirol
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I vote for Vintage Sassy and Hues (Hear Us Emerging Sisters). I can't talk about Sassy without taking up too much room, but I'll tell you a bit about HUES. Aimed at older teens and young adults, it was truly multicultural and was started by twin sisters and a friend. It was like a young Ms. That's partly why I feel it failed; it didn't accept traditional advertising and couldn't generate enough subscriptions to stay alive. Even the website died shortly after print publication ceased.

Some things I remember are round table discussions between five or six women dealing with pre-marital sex, race issues, elections/politics, and much much more. A swimwear fashion shoot that included plus sized models. Concept cartoons and an essay about the real life Barbies the essay writer wanted to see. Articles about domestic violence, education, work and college life, etc. It wasn't ground breaking stuff, but very noticable in its absence from other magazines.

Also, I'm interested in magazine writing and the 'zine scene, and Hues' frankness about their struggle in starting the mag, finding financing and handling distribution was very educational to me.

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