UPDATE: Unzipped blogger Zach Sire says he’s waiting to update the site until the publisher releases the death certificate.
The bell tolled for Unzipped on Friday morning when its owner, Regent Media’s Paul Colichman, laid off over half its staff and told those who remained that the magazine was finished.
The company is waiting to roll out the official announcement, but a couple newly-unemployed staffers leaked the sad news over the weekend to sources close to The Sword. Unzipped‘s blog is still up and running as of this morning, but it is likely that the two new issues currently waiting in the wings will never be printed.
I’m not sure whether th end of Unzipped‘s is the result of a faulty editorial strategy or whether it’s part of the mass death of gay print media in general: The Advocate (another Regent Media property) is now just an insert in Out; the awful Genre (remember Genre?) is dead, and Instinct (also awful) can’t be far off; Playgirl only goes to the printer now if Sarah Palin is involved; and of course there was last year’s folding of Mavety Media, publisher of iconic gay skin rags like Honchos and Mandate.
It's an interview with Phillip Aubrey: porn star, Spencer Reed's boyfriend, burp fetishist.
The COLT superstars joined a protest in Rome against the Catholic Church in order to make the claim that gay people are not pedophiles. There was a chihuaha involved.
I feel sorry for people with fetishes that can never be realized in real life. Take this Flickr user, who has to make do with his giants fetish using Photoshop.
I'm not one for bragging about intellectual accomplishments (it's something I learned from, you know, graduating with honors from Brown University), but Conner Habib is justifiably excited about his blurb in a book written by Carl Sagan's son.