My Subscription (1990 – 2005), R.I.P.
|Entertainment Weekly- Issue I with K.D. Lang|
Few made as big a deal about it, but I thought it was as classic as Pauline Kael’s reviews from 1967 – 1980.
|Stephen King Exit|
EW was right up there with the best magazines of various eras. Unfortunately, it’s hit a rough patch that may be its New Normal. Rolling Stone hasn’t recovered since the U.S. found idealism too expensive in 1980, Esquire hasn’t located a new mojo since the late ‘70s when the last of its significant writers licked up the gold of the West Coast, and Living might as well have given up after Martha Stewart served her prison term. Two major magazines have somehow kept it together: The New Yorker, probably because it’s such a literary behemoth and O because Oprah still keeps her eye on where it is and how that relates to how it started.