Hug a Rock Critic: Blender Has Folded
Per Ad Age/Idolator, and just confirmed by a dude here about to head uptown for a Jadakiss listening session who's officially been called off, comes the epically terrible news that Blender is shutting down, putting 30 out of work and depriving a huge host of talented freelancers steady work in an increasingly (now completely) unsteady industry. (It also apparently puts Joe Levy in charge of Maxim, which is hilarious.) While it's true they naturally brought some lad-mag tendencies to bear on your typical music mag, far more prominently they brought a sense of humor and irreverence that I, for one, greatly appreciated, and will very much miss. Godspeed.