Another one bites the dust.
After nearly 40 years, Rolling Stone magazine is whittling down its trademark size. It will now look like every other magazine on the stands.
When I was 15, I had a subscription to Rolling Stone (thanks to the kindness of my mom, thanks mom!). I read it cover to cover every month, drinking in the journalism, the hot, hot interviews and the hip quality of it all.
I stopped subscribing when they went from newspaper print style to glossy pages. It wasn’t the paper, it was the quality of the product. Rotten.
So to be fair I haven’t read Rolling Stone in a good long while. But now, this nail in the coffin.
The magazine that was so subversive, so out there, so of-the-now is, at its heart, just another corporate owned mass-produced media product.
We’ve come a long way since RS 1: