Such a lovely afternoon in The ‘Burgh today, sunny with a high around 50. I took a break from my duties as the editor, publisher of Pittsburgh’s only online magazine of blogging, fiction, film, television, karaoke and topless women and I took a stroll around the neighborhood (North Oakland).
The stroll revived me.
And when I returned to my humble apartment and sat back down at my workstation, for some reason I decided to see what Wikipedia had to say about PAPER (Magazine):
Paper, stylized as PAPER, is a New York City-based independent magazine focusing on fashion, pop culture, nightlife, music, art and film. Past cover models include Kim Kardashian, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Prince, Jeremy Scott, CL, and Jennifer Lopez.
Paper was founded and launched in 1984 by editors Kim Hastreiter and David Hershkovits (with Lucy Sisman and Richard Weigand) as a black and white 16-page fold-out (production was done in the offices of The New York Times).
The magazine has since evolved into a monthly print and digital magazine. Articles, photos, interviews, and news can be found archived on their website.
Paper also has a large social media presence on Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest…
In November 2014, Kim Kardashian was the cover star of the “Break the Internet” issue. Ms. Kardashian was interviewed by Paper contributor Amanda Fortini for the spread “No Filter: An Afternoon with Kim Kardashian.” The photos for the issue were taken by Jean–Paul Goude. The shoot was a re-creation of Goude’s “Champagne Incident”, a series of photographs from his 1982 book Jungle Fever. The cover photo, as well as the rest, feature a fully nude Kim Kardashian.
Since the story was published, it has gotten 34,147,700 unique page-views, which is more than double the amount of page-views Paper normally receives annually…
After reading what Wikipedia had to say about PAPER, I went to the site of the magazine. I will be visiting PAPER more often in the future.
This is Guy Hogan reporting for the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette.
Hail to Pitt!