We’re going to go out on a limb and say the offices of Rolling Stone are not a cheerful place to be right now. The mag was conspicuously absent from the National Magazine Award nominations, released today.
Worse, Paste, informally known as “the magazine your mom might subscribe you to if she’d ever heard of it,” has two nominations. So what’s so great about Paste? It exists, which these days is saying something. The magazine’s current cover story boldly dubs Martin Scorsese the best living director and, well…thanks, Mom.
Of course, anyone who knows Jann Wenner knows he doesn’t care a wit for such accolades, living only for the pure pleasure of journalism and the sight of squaky clean desks. Nonethelesss, it’s an honor just to be nominated, when you’re nominated. Next year!