Not what it was RS was once a much better, vital mag. Still has some good articles, but Wenner hates negative reviews - they annoy his music industry pals. For the self-righteous folk upset by RS "glorifying" terrorism, those are *news* articles, not hagiographies. Ignorance & anger won't save you.
Digital archives with print Terrible situation as already pointed out many times above. However, I just looked into subscribing to the print yesterday and recall that the back issues were available digitally and for no extra cost. I hope that I am not wrong. So, I am assuming that it is only the current issue not available digitally for no extra cost. Still ...:
Rolling Bones = up, down, up, down. Again & again. Having mirrored, encouraged the rise of r-o-c-k in all its often inglorious permutations, working out the wrinkles as best it was able alongside the rise & fall of FM r-o-c-k bumping the AM pop, soul, c&w and rock & roll world of the late 1960's the rag had gone into unwieldy Hollyweird directions by the 1980's. Allowing space for Spin as the new, true US counter culture regulating RS to old fogey MOR status. Having learned today solid, revolving tenured writers make it almost always an engaging read.
Stupid decision. Will never buy this magazine again. Glamorize a terrorist. Shame on you. Rolling Stone managing editor Will Dana talked with All Things Considered host Melissa Block this afternoon. "I am completely comfortable about the decision that we made," he said of the cover photo.
Sheep Too bad you can leave a review without buying or subscribing. Spend the 2 bucks for the trial and read the article. Don't just repeat what other sheep are saying.
Lifetime subscription Always been a huge RS fan. Although I don't care for most of their political articles or views, I just skip those pages & read what I'm interested in. The fact that they've made it super easy for subscribers to opt in to this format is what I'm most jazzed about. I don't know how long it's been just a matter of entering a few digits but I can tell you it used to be a pain for subscribers to get use of the digital version at no extra cost. Thank you!