Wednesday, January 14, 2015
The continuing saga of the death of print media: Xtra West to go fully digital
Wow. Xtra - including Vancouver's Xtra West - is going to cease its print editions, is going fully digital. I've written for them whenever something cool and queer-themed crossed my path (like when those Dicks reissues happened, I talked to Gary Floyd for them). I'm a bit of an odd fit - "I'm not queer, only strange" - so I haven't been exactly a regular, but I've always felt well-respected and well-treated by them, and I've enjoyed a lot of their articles (though I haven't read them very often since I stopped living in the West End). Crazy that the print edition won't be out there anymore, they're a pretty notable part of the Vancouver landscape.