Thursday, July 27, 2006

The world is just full to bursting with ridiculous.

1. They can't possibly mean "resellers." Because doesn't that imply it's been used? Maybe they mean retailers? Distributors? *shrug* Who in the hell would want a used she-pee?

2. I've been doing a bit of media recon lately, which means trawling through the mags on the market geared to the 18-35 year old woman of color.

I am not impressed, people. In fact, seeing what's out there, I'm having a hard time understanding how Suede could have flopped, and I wasn't a huge fan of that. But it was light years ahead of anything else out there right now.

Vivica Fox's Jolie? That's kind of a joke. Seven-and-a-half pages of typos and "articles" which are in fact barely disguised reprints of press releases by publishers, record labels and tourism boards.

Iona? Looks a bit better than Jolie, but needs editors. You know, the kind who can actually edit--clean up copy, tighten prose, or hell, give the writers any direction at all. I mean, how out of your depth do you have to be to not realize the phrase you are looking for is "art nouveau" and not "art nuevo"? Yikes. Don't even get me started on the advice columns. Please. I shudder to think on them now.

(An aside: Dear Hill Harper, I love you. Please, marry me. And thanks for singlehandedly trying to raise the quality of these two struggling magazines. Is there any black lady mag you aren't writing for? Why aren't you the name on every woman's lips when she talks about celebrities she wants to hook up with? )

Jewel is looking more promising than both combined...decent enough for me to actually spend money on it. (I lie. I bought it because of the picture of Will Demps in the back. Holy hell, that man is fine. I have got to start paying more attention to the NFL.)

What was I talking about? Will Demps/Hill Harper sammich? What?

When's the last time I did a beefcake post, anyway?

Uh, It's late and I'm not making any sense....Back later.


At 7/27/2006 11:21:00 AM, Blogger Baby Girl said...

Will Demps - oh damn! He's the only reason I show concern for the Ravens. Hill Harper doesn't do it for me at all.

I'm with you on the whole magazine issue. I liked Suede too. These mags are like BET in print. With the high prices I'd rather spend my money on Bazaar, Elle Instyle and Shape. I usually look through my sister's copies of Essence.

At 7/28/2006 07:01:00 PM, Blogger Dragonslayer said...

Sounds like Black women's magazine are going through the Ebony Man phase of growth. What a sad little magazine that was.

My comment verification word is 'xfitss'. You know what they say, "if the x fits...."

At 8/13/2006 11:54:00 AM, Blogger Haute Girl said...

there's another black woman online mag: it's not bad.

on another note, i subscribed to suede and loved it, then they canecelled the mag and never refunded my money! are you listening essence???


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