Does anyone out there read Sactown mag? What do you think? I absolutely refused to buy the one with Rita Moreno on the cover cuz WTF? I got to look at it the other day at Old Soul and it made me really mad. Their food coverage is still the worst. I saw on the authors page that Kate W. wrote something so I thought maybe there would be a decent food article, but she just wrote this thing about going to San Francisco, which was fine, but kinda silly to be in a magazine about Sac. And their tried and true features of pictures of famous people who were passing through Sac is a real snorefest. There was this super ANNOYING article about saving the Aura condos project because it was such a blow to our collective egos when that fell through?!!?!? Huh? They regurgitated the old party line about "this will bring people downtown at night, and create a vibrant yadda yadda". They actually had a line about the "creative class"! Yeah, all the super creative artists masquerade as corporate lawyers by day. I was reminded of that and this type of pie-in-the-sky thinking when I read this this morning.
However, I will probably buy the new issue, with Jackie Greene on the cover, unless I can peep it for free somewhere. Did you guys hear about the reuniting of the Grateful Dead for Barack Obama, with Jackie Greene as one of the guests? Nuts.
I want to like sactown mag. I don't want to hate it. But their whole deal is that Sac used to be really lame and is just getting cooler and cooler and if we can just persuade more slick and glossy douchebags to deign to inhabit the new lofts and condos we'll all feel the benefit. Look, d-bags, Mandy Moore was here for a few hours, don't you want to live here now?