RE: RARA-AVIS: Moss grows fat on a Rolling Stone

From: Anders Engwall (KI/EAB) (
Date: 02 Dec 2004

Kevin Burton Smith:

> Kids, believe it or not, once upon a time ROLLING STONE was much much
> more than just a marginally hipper version of PEOPLE. Forget the
> cutting edge (and often surprisingly hard-boiled) writing on lit and
> music and politics and culture, now it's mostly, to quote those other
> Stones, starfuckastarfuckastarfuckastarfuckastar and regularly
> scheduled special issues and tributes to itself.

Kinda like New Musical Express. It even had a period, mid-to-late eighties IIRC, where it covered crime fiction on a regular basis. And it was the hardboiled stuff, mostly; new novels from e.g. Elmore Leonard, Ross Thomas and Robert B. Parker and reprints of Jim Thompson, Goodis and the like. Seems incredible when you consider the drivel it is today.

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