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Features

ArrowBig Baby Brown
Buffalo Mayor Tramples BEAST Publisher

ArrowThe Vilsack Buzz
As the nation looks to ‘08, excitement is high
Matt Taibbi

ArrowCut -N- Fun!
2 dimensional fathers better parents, say experts

Rich Herschlag

ArrowDialing for Santorum
My last-ditch heroic effort to save the GOP’s holiest hatchet man
Matt Taibbi

Local BEAST

ArrowAn Important Message from our Fearless Leader
Paul Fallon

ArrowBeast Product Review
Buffalo Rising Magazine

Departments

ArrowThe Beast Page 3
Featureless Internet Kitsch

ArrowKino Korner: Movies
Casino Royale, Déjà Vu, Stranger Than Fiction, Bobby, Tenacious D in: The Pick of Destiny, Happy Feet

ArrowBEAST-O-Scopes
As divined by your ethereal guide

Arrow[sic] - Letters
[sic]entology, Xenuphobia, Russian Says Get Out, Kill!, Castrate! and more

Beast Product Review
Buffalo Rising Magazine

Buffalo Rising MagazineDesign: Poor attempt to be “edgy”, confusing, over-designed, excessive use of pastel colors making the whole damn thing unreadable; print out and proof’ dat shit before sending it to the printer, gosh! Oh yeah, starting copy on the front page only works in a daily newspaper…back to the drawing board! (errr….doublewide ibook screen)

Target Audience: Buffalo’s almost non-existent “young professional creative class.”

Writing: Advertorial, cheerleading/rah-rah, reads like trade publication for Elmwood businesses, a poor man’s Buffalo Spree written by former near-hipsters and inexperienced post-grads, or just dudes stuck in the same band for like 20 years.

Ads: Plenty of them so far…apparently advertisers think people actually read this

Reliability: Prone to frequent rollovers.

Bottom Line: All you need to hear is the first line on the first page of the first issue: “Downtown Buffalo’s got it all.” With an inaugural sentence that inaccurate, one can only improve.

Future prognosis: By Issue #3, Editor will have mental breakdown, start new business venture only to have it repo’d by future ex-wife… publisher will finally come out of the closet…. Corporate “CEO” will skip town and go back to somewhere where a “creative class” (and $6 PBRs) exists.

 

 

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