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September 15, 2009

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Paul Riddell

Not only do I agree with the impending collapse of "Dwell", but I'd include slightly related title "ReadyMade". Both spent far too much time catering to hipsters over the last four years or so, and that crowd is notoriously cheap when it comes to paying for information. Both might be able to keep their Web sites alive so long as the Urban Outfitters and American Apparel banner ads keep coming, but I suspect that the days of covering the hipster hoi polloi of Portland and Austin have gone the way of "Domino" and "Do!"

R. Crumb

Except that Technology Review doesn't rely on its ad pages for revenue. (I believe it's supported, in part, by the university.) There are plenty of other, more likely titles in this vertical.

pelvis

OK mag is selling 300,000 copies a week. Life & Style is selling 450,000 and raised its rate base two months ago. You are WAY off.

junebee

If Architectual Digest goes under, there will be nothing to read in doctors' waiting rooms.

AD has got to be the most boring magazine on the planet. Oh, next to "Red Herring". That was the one I always got stuck with back in the day when airplanes had magazines aboard.

Ted Craig

NR and TNR are always on the brink, which is why I don't understand Newsweek's decision to become an opinion magazine.

skyblacker

I'm not surprised about W. I've been reading it off and on since last fall, and this year's October issue is half as thick as last year's.

Also, they're offering a 3-year subscription for $22. Not as a special on some website, but on the fly-away cards in the magazine itself. Is it just me, or does that look desperate?

R. Schwartz

I agree the Bonnier boats are sinking, but have you seen the Bonnier Mountain books, there must be an avalanche coming this winter- Ski down 56%

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