Another one bites the dust with the closure of DNR, the 117-year-old men's fashion industry trade from Condé Nast. Editor in Chief John Birmingham confirmed the closure this morning, but couldn't comment on all the details that were reported by Gawker.
It's been a rough few weeks. After being bludgeoned by the likes Scientologists, Mort Zuckerman, Jeffrey Epstein and Ron Burkle, Radar went down for the third time. Men’s Vogue sputtered and fell back into the silk-gloved arms of Vogue; then Condé also toe-tagged its Fashion Rocks supplements, prompting wild Anna Wintourretirement rumors. Out Traveler packed its bags for a permanent vacation according to Jossip, at least. PC Magazine announced it would go online-only, prompting the publishing equivalent reaction of, “Wait; he was still alive?” O at Home, a seemingly redundant shelter magazine from The Great and Powerful O, lost its lease. Cottage Living boarded up its windows, not just for the winter, but forever. The New York Times Co. said “Game over” to Play, its quarterly sports magazine. And though founder Bom Kim’s so-called “Bom Squad” had long since disbanded, (unofficial) Harvard alum mag 02138 was thought to have a new lease on life after being purchased by Manhattan Media from Atlantic Media. Then it shuttered the same day Radar did — a day New York magazine referred to as “Black Friday for magazines.”