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Arthur Magazine not dead yet!

Arthur Magazine not dead yet!

This particular Arthur saga has a few chapters left in it.

Despite being declared dead by co-founder and editor Jay Babcock back in February, the much-mourned Arthur magazine announced its return earlier this month to the already too-small world of long-form counterculture journalism. Babcock’s negotiations with publisher Laris Kreslins to buy out Kreslins’ half of the mag had reached a seemingly hopeless impasse, but a recent breakthrough finally pushed the deal through.

“The main thing is that he came back to the table and we reached a deal, and I got loans from friends and family which allowed me to buy him out,” says Babcock, who has run the magazine from his home in Atwater Village since its inception in 2002. “I have now gained 100 percent control of Arthur, and I intend to resume publishing the magazine as soon as all the financing is in order.”

Full story: LA CityBeat.

May 8, 2007 0 comments
New issue of Arthur Magazine out

New issue of Arthur Magazine out

Go here to find a free copy near you, or read it online as a series of PDFs:

Part 1.
Part 2.
Part 3.
Part 4.

How nature droners GROWING found their flow. By Peter Relic. Photography by Eden Batki.

Swiss anthropologist-author JEREMY NARBY talks with Jay Babcock about what hallucinogens like LSD and the Amazonian drink ayahuasca have to teach us in the 21st century. Introduction by author Erik Davis, with a full-color illustration by Arik Moonhawk Roper.

How columnist DOUGLAS RUSHKOFF learned to stop worrying about current events.

Why power duo Al Cisneros and Chris Haikus reunited to make the meditation-suitable heavy metal sound of OM.

The life, work and astounding impact of North Indian vocalist PANDIT PRAN NATH, guru to Western minimalists La Monte Young and Terry Riley. By Peter Lavezzoli.

“New Herbalist” columnist Molly Frances on Lord Byron’s secret elixir and the Prophet Muhammed’s top condiment: VINEGAR.

How to recognize–and use–OCCULT FORCES, by the Center for Tactical Magic.

Notes from Mardi Gras in New Orleans, 2006 by the intrepid Gabe Soria.

May 2, 2006 0 comments
R.U. Sirius interviews Arthur Magazine editor

R.U. Sirius interviews Arthur Magazine editor

R.U. interviews Jay Babcock, editor of Arthur Magazine.

Mp3.

(which reminds me, I need to figure out why I subscribed and only got one issue… update: they responded to my e-mail within minutes… they’re sending me the issues I missed, and extending my subscription).

December 9, 2005 0 comments