Recession Kills SpongeBob

Hamilton Nolan · 06/04/09 12:50PM

In your inexorable Thursday media column: Nickelodeon magazine folds, newspapers face threats from within and without, Glenn Beck is allegedly a superstar, and the answer to a question you didn't know you had:

Making, Writing About Music Both Lead to Poverty

Hamilton Nolan · 06/03/09 01:45PM

In your woozy Wednesday media column: multiple music magazines die, the Boston Globe thinks it's too tough to kill, Harvard newsies can't find jobs, Surface magazine gets a cheaper office, and a report from the newspaper conspiracy meeting:

Goodbye Playguy, Adios Honcho

Hamilton Nolan · 05/12/09 01:05PM

In your countercultural Tuesday media column: Gay porn mags fold en masse, Chevron is evil as usual, Slate deems women capable of running their very own blog, and prison radio kicks ass:

Portfolio, 2007-2009

Hamilton Nolan · 04/27/09 10:11AM

Conde Nast, Manhattan's most lavish magazine publisher, was once able to subsidize expensive and monumental magazine launches with newspaper profits. But now the last of its kind, Portfolio, is dead.

King Magazine: Dead?

Hamilton Nolan · 03/31/09 03:45PM

We're hearing a rumor from a fairly good source that Harris Publications' KING—"The Illest Men's Magazine Ever," as you know—may be folding. If you'd like to confirm or deny, email us.

Blender Magazine Folds

Hamilton Nolan · 03/26/09 10:58AM

Blender, the music magazine, is dead. Its owners folded it this morning, eliminating about 30 jobs in the process.

In Memoriam

Hamilton Nolan · 03/11/09 04:44PM

Best Life folded today. But it was just the latest of many magazines to die in this grim, anti-glossy era of dirt and mud. Here, 23 of the departed. [Montage by Jess Shaffer]

Best Life Folds

Hamilton Nolan · 03/11/09 12:59PM

Rodale is folding the men's magazine Best Life. The May issue (out next month) will be its last. The move was just announced in a staff memo, copied below: