Filed under: Face Off,Features,Not Your Average,Print Work,The Unkut Opinion,Vote Or Die
Written by: Robbie Ettelson
Kanye’s magazine shelf.
It’s no secret that print magazines are on the back foot against the massive amount of free contact out here on the internets, but is there a good reason for this trend beyond everyone wanting to save $6 a month? Let’s break it down:
It’s kinda hard to read blogs on the can, unless you want to risk dropping your iPhone into the john.
Free = the price is right. Although when you add up the cost of your laptop and internet connection, it’s a tough call.
Google image search stays losing.
A free CD tacked to the front is always nice, but it doesn’t exactly compare to being able to download the latest Blaq Poet banger.
Nobody wants to read your 2,000 word break-down of the latest Roots opus. Not even ?uestlove.
Another close call – good editing is an underrated skill. But few print publications are able to allow major interviews the space they sometimes deserve.
Letters to the editor seem to be a thing of the past, while the comments section of blogs can often provide more entertainment than the main piece. Calls of ‘First’ withstanding.
Just like vinyl, magazines hold it down longer than any digital format.
Verdict: A fuckin’ dead heat? What kind of bullshit is this?! I’m disowning this whole article.
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