Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Another one bites the dust

Sad news today, friends: Paste magazine announced last week that its print edition was folding, while its website would continue on, in some capacity.

As former Paste Associate Editor Rachael Maddux recounted in a post for Salon, the magazine's lofty, arguably ambiguous goals (covering the positive aspects of music and movies in a generally snark-free tone; being interested in how faith interacts with pop culture without being limited by that interest; existing as a print publication, at all) sometimes made it a target for criticism from skeptics and haters of all stripes.
Just as many readers, however - even if they weren't paid subscribers, clearly - appreciated what they were going for, and it was comforting to know that Paste was out there, battling it out among the gaudier likes of the Rolling Stones and Spins of the racks.

R.I.P., Paste. You'll be missed.

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