In incredibly sad and shocking news today, Georgia-based pop culture journal Paste is closing its doors after eight years of publication. The magazine’s staffers were given two hours notice yesterday to clean out their desks.
Though the magazine experienced a great deal of financial trouble over the last two years, the announcement came as quite of a shock to employees, as chronicled on Gawker through their assorted Twitter accounts.
Throughout Paste‘s run, the publication routinely won awards for their reporting and set a new standard for print music and entertainment journals to follow. We wish its former employees the best of luck in their future endeavors.
P.S. Hey, cheap bastards reading this: If you like shit, buy it once in a while! I know the recession is bad and cigarettes/drugs/out of court settlements are expensive, but you can afford a magazine once in a while. Really, you can!
Update: Read Paste’s official statement here.