Wait, you thought something like this would last forever?

illustration by Arik Roper

Arthur, such as it is, is set to close March 15, 2011.

The Arthur online archive and Store will remain operational for as long as makes sense.

Thank you kindly, and love to all.

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About Jay Babcock

I am the co-founder and editor of Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curator of the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was one of five Angelenos listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. Today, I live a peaceful life in the rural wilderness of Joshua Tree, California, where I am a partner in JTHomesteader.com with Stephanie Smith.

61 thoughts on “Wait, you thought something like this would last forever?

  1. It’s been beautiful. I will carry with me memories of distributing Arthur Mag around town on a rainy Saturday, of giving copies to new friends at college, and of checking the blog daily and being rewarded with new paths to wander along. I’ll search in vain to find another like you. Thanks for everything, Jay and crew, and all the best.

  2. much love from australia. you had a cool, rare thing going. please keep the archive alive. there is much information that needs to remain available. well done on all that you achieved and best of luck for the future.
    peace.
    caleb.
    blue mountains,
    australia

  3. Hi Jay – no, unfortunately not. If I can track down a contact mail or someone who knows him directly, then I’ll pass it on….

    He’s currently using his publishing fortune to plant a massive public-access forest in the UK.

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