Vapor frontier

Vapor frontier: It appears one can have a career publishing a vaporzine. The vaporzine formerly known as Common Good has been around since at least May of 2002. According to Folio: Magazine, the vaporzine is now called The New Frontier.


Independent startup The New Frontier, the brainchild of Helen O’Donnell — whose father, Kenneth O’Donnell, was a top adviser to President Kennedy — has had several false starts over the past two years. But the self-anointed heir to George has locked itself into a February launch date, insists Gary LaForest, general manager and deputy editor. To reflect its mix of politics and entertainment, TNF will hold launch events in Hollywood and Washington. LaForest says the magazine will focus on “the actions taken in government, media and politics and where those actions are taking us in the future.” The first issue will feature interviews with Chuck Hegel and other “philosopher senators.” For issue two, LaForest promises an “interview with a major Hollywood figure who is in trouble over a movie.” (The possibilities are endless.) All of this, of course, is assuming TNF can nail down the $10 million in funding it seeks.

(rexblog flashbacks: March 3, 2003, November 27, 2002)

Glossed over

Glossed over: Folio:’s Simon Dumico presents his 2003 Glossies Awards.


THE TINA BROWN MEMORIAL “BUZZIE” AWARD goes to Radar magazine founder and editor Maer Roshan, whose mid-year launch of his pop-culture magazine scored endless media-about-media media before fizzling out. It soon became clear that Roshan had neglected the pesky little matter of securing sufficient financing to keep the thing afloat after its first two flashy issues. Word is that Radarites now revisionistically refer to their launch as a “test” — which means we can look forward to their magazine actually launching in 2004! (This will also qualify Maer for the coveted Do-Over Prize) Meantime, encourages you to “Give the gift of Radar magazine! The special 10-issue gift subscription is just $15. I’m ordering one for my former intern.

Couldn’t have said it better myself.



The Titans win.
And even with an injury, Eddie George smacks down Ray Lewis.

Quote of the Day:
“It’s all about living in the present and not dwelling in the past.”
Titans Head Coach Jeff Fisher

I hope the Titans continue to display what Vic Carucci of observes in his post-game column: “Just as they did in the 1999 postseason, the Titans are showing a capacity for accomplishing the improbable, if not the impossible.”