My monthly fix

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Some sad news was delivered to the QueenieCarly inbox the other day when CBC.ca announced:

Jane magazine done after a decade: publisher

I’m a reader, but you already know that.  Books are my medium of choice, but I’ll cop to enjoying a flip through a big old glossy every once in a while.  Sometimes it’s a relief to have something to read without having to commit to 200+ pages, opting instead for a spread that’s a maximum of four or six pages or even better just a blurb.  And really, who doesn’t like looking at the photos?  Problem is, I’ve only found one magazine that doesn’t insult me with articles about how to please your man, attempt to scare me into self-diagnosing the latest "silent killer" or bore me with way too much information on how to do something I never really wanted to do in the first place.  That magazine was Jane.

While I was never a subscriber, I picked up a copy every time I saw one on the shelf and even sought it out when I was leaving on vacation or at other times when it struck my fancy.  I loved it for its honest and edgy approach to situations and the support of a lifestyle that was much more appropriate to me than any other magazine on the market.  I will be very sad to see it go after next month.

Goodbye Jane.

And, okay, I’m really not that obsessive, but this is what I mean when I say he’s been popping up everywhere.  Yesterday, I found his birthday because I was writing about my brother and they share the same date.  Today, I’m researching Jane and what’s one of the first links I find on their main page?  Yeah, you guessed it Q&A with Adrian Grenier.  How could I resist?

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12 Responses to “My monthly fix”

  1. Sparky Duck Says:

    well crap, I am glad I did not renew the christmas subscriptions last year

  2. Dex Says:

    I think it might be time for an intervention.

    Who’s with me?

  3. Toni Says:

    Ahhh Jane magazine. I ended up with a 4 year subscription to that magazine in college (those door knocker people – one guy was cute so I bought a magazine subscription). I HATED that magazine and didn’t even tell them my address the FOUR times I moved while having that subscription and they found me every time. I couldn’t get rid of that magazine fast enough.

    Funny enough, I looked at an issue recently and actually enjoyed it. Oh the irony!

  4. emJaydex Says:

    A girl I went to high school with found out they were folding on her first day as an intern at JANE. I just read her post the other day.

  5. Sarah Says:

    i just subscribed to it – literally just. i haven’t gotten even the first issue. i want my money back!

  6. Tara Says:

    another magazine bites the dust. I remember that Courteney Cox was on their first cover, I was obsessed with Friends back then and bought the magazine because of her and then liked it. I also never subscribed though. Cocktail Weekly also came and went before I even took a sip.

  7. Kristin Says:

    That’s a bummer. I just sort of discovered this magazine and I liked it.

  8. Courtney Says:

    I enjoyed that magazine, but apparently didn’t pick it up often enough. They were so snarky. I can’t read Cosmo anymore. I used to, but now I’m embarrassed by it. JANE was much better.

  9. QueenieCarly Says:

    I went out and bought the Zooey Deschanel (sp? I’m too lazy to go look it up just now.) issue that’s on the shelves right now. It may be too late, but now I have to savour whatever I can get my hands on.

    Apparently FHM is folding too. I wonder if it’s a Conde Nast magazine as well and if they are cutting a bunch of publications. Again, too lazy to check.

  10. Courtney Says:

    I just called Conde Nast today, too, but for work purposes.

  11. QueenieCarly Says:

    Really? Now that’s interesting. What kind of work purposes? Hmmm???

  12. Vegas Princess Says:

    I always liked that magazine and thought it was well written and good for women. Guess quality never wins. People want their millions of ads and tabloid crap. How sad.

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