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Dead Magazine Slideshow

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Talk about depressing. This Dead Magazine Slideshow (via Silicon Valley Insider) is not the for the faint of heart. Unless you are not a fan of mags. Call me a dinosaur but there’s something endearing about the experience of holding a magazine in your hands and reading through it. Even if something is online if it’s lengthy enough (like say CNN’s look at Bernie Madoff), I’d rather print it out and read it on the Iron Horse. Ah well, call me a fossil.

April 28, 2009 Posted by | Hip-Hop, News | , , , , | Leave a comment

Antenna Mag X Smart Design

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I absolutely love Antenna Magazine. And I’m not saying that because I’ve been a contributor since it was founded a couple of years ago by the good Tony Gervino and Evan Gubernick. If you don’t believe me; I’m not the only one.

The glut of wack, suspect and plain inept rappers looking to get interviewed or reviewed makes writing about streetwear and design a welcome reprieve. Most of the what I’ve done for the mag is store profiles but for the Spring ’09 issue I interviewed and wrote a profile on the founders of Smart Design, an award winning industrial design house. It was definitely interesting to find out the the story behind that set of OXO products the wife and I—and surely millions of other wedding and housewarming gift registries—received a couple of years ago.

Smart Design posted the story as a link and PDF.

With the calamity in the publishing industry I’m hoping Antenna is able to weather the storm. Antenna is part of Harris Publications, which recently shuttered King Magazine and whose Executive Publisher, Johnathan Rheingold, recently resigned; depending on who you ask.

April 26, 2009 Posted by | Aqua's Clips, Freshness, Hip-Hop | , , , , , , | Leave a comment