Publications are hardly immune to the economic forces that have been hurting the arts.
The Christian Science Monitor has shut down its weekly print edition after a century of continuous publication. So has Canada’s National Post (in two provinces, anyway). The Dallas Morning News recently laid off newsroom (and production and Al Dia ) staff. And now Conde Nast has ordered a five percent cut in staffing and another five percent cut in budget from all its publications (including the New Yorker, Vanity Fair and Wired).
In addition, Men’s Vogue and Portfolio, which had expanded to 10 issues a year, have been cut back to just two. There go a lot of intelligent book and culture reviews.