Young people do everything online. Like order millions of magazines.... Contrary to popular misconception, the phenominal popularity of the Internet has not come at the expense of magazines.... What's changed isn't people's affinity for magazines but the means by which they acquire them. Last year, nearly 22 percent of all new paid subscriptions were ordered online...Why are magazines not falling by the wayside? Because you need to read in the shitter!(Rolling Stone - Issue 1110, p7)
I'm not hauling my laptop into the bathroom. I'm not leaving a Kindle beside the john to pick up during a twosie. I'm going to flip through a magazine. Light, disposable reading.
Rolling Stone, I congratulate you on your survival skills in a world where the medium upon which you present your information is more important than your content. I am disappointed that you've reduced your size and turned from a music base to almost solely politics and pop culture.
In my opinion, there is no reason why the True Blood stars should be on your cover -- sizzlin' hot as they may be.
Call me a prude, but that cover is not going in the bathroom where my 10 year old stepson is spending his time - nor where my Grandmother will be if she drops by.
It is HOT AS SIN and going in MY bathroom!
(I don't even have HBO, so I can't watch the show)
Picture courtesy of Rolling Stone.com (http://www.rollingstone.com/music/photos/28431/191807)