Before celebrity snark ran rampant on the Internet, there was Spy magazine.
The mag came to an end in 1998, but in an effort to help you relive those memories - or introduce you to the mag if you missed it the first time around - Google has cultivated a digital collection of back issues.
Created in 1986 by authors and editors Kurt Andersen and Graydon Carter along with publisher Tom Phillips, the magazine was far from afraid to cast a humorously critical eye on some of the big personalities of the time. As Carter has explained to CNN, the "rough idea" was "for a magazine that would be about New York, that would be based on journalism, would be funny and look reasonably good."
By doing so, the magazine gained a following of both adoring fans and ticked-off A-listers. The writer Dave Eggers called it "cruel, brilliant, beautifully written and perfectly designed, and feared by all," whereas Donald Trump – oft a target – viewed it as a “piece of garbage,” NPR reports.
Whichever viewpoint you adopt of the famed publication, the issues are now available via Google books.
That chicks armpits are turning me on...
That all sucks
Google is a spy
No one cares about this story and more importantly no one cares...or shouldnt care about posting first
On the front page of the comments, iwin?
ooohhh second to post!!!! lol
you can use it for a protest
people still use Google for stuff?
first to post baaaaby ! I RULE !
No you don't, guess again
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