Goodnight, Giant Magazine
The bi-monthly music and culture mag will take a bow with its final issue, which has Alicia Keys on the cover, on December 15th. Its run lasted 33 issues, according to AllHipHop.com. Founded in 2004, it was always a slightly quixotic venture, with a hard to pinpoint readership and identity--more so after it was acquired by the monolithic Radio One subsidiary Interactive One for a paltry quarter-of-a-million dollars back in '07. As things go these days, the magazine is survived by its brand and a website, Giantlife.com. "Suspending the print vehicle marks the end of an era, but I am thrilled with the opportunity to bring more Celebrity, Style and Culture to our audiences through my exclusive video series, and other integrated rich media opportunities," said Interactive One head-suit Smokey Fontaine. "In the coming months consumers can look forward to more exclusive content from trend-setter and celebrity bloggers and active user participation and dialogue through TheGIANTList." Whatever that means. RIP.