Flak Magazine

Flak Magazine

"Flak Magazine" is an American online magazine, founded in 1998. The chief editor is James Norton, the managing editor is Joey Rubin. As of 2005, it reported over 250,000 unique visitors monthly. [ [http://www.flakmag.com/about/about.html "Flak Magazine" website] ]

The "PC Magazine" in its review writes that Flak Magazine was "founded on the back of a placemat, prides itself on covering a little bit of everything. Topics careen wildly from music and book reviews to a feature story on the Unclaimed Baggage Center." [ [http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,4149,904679,00.asp "Flak Magazine"] , a "PC Magazine" review]

The content of the "Flak Magazine" is classified into features, opinion, books, film, music, web, TV and miscellaneous. It is an independent publication whose owners claim that making money is not among their goals. [ [http://badgerherald.com/artsetc/2002/04/18/electric_mayhem.php Electric Mayhem] , an article about "Flak Magazine" in "The Badger Herald", April 18, 2002] ]

Over the years, it has published interviews with artists including Daniel Clowes, Bruce Campbell, David Eggers, James Schamus, Seth MacFarlane and They Might Be Giants. Its Sunday Comics section includes contributors such as Stephen Notley, Nicholas Gurewitch and David Malki!.

In Nov. 2006, Flak began producing a weekly podcast [ [http://www.flakradio.com "Flak Radio" website] ] featuring James Norton, Taylor Carik and Al Franken Show producer Joel Meyer. In Sept. 2007, the podcast was nominated for a regional Emmy for "Online Personality." [ [http://www.mnspeak.com/mnspeak/archive/post-3828.cfm "MNspeak.com" website] ]

As of September 15, 2008, Flak has suspended publication.


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