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Arthur back from the abyss

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In late February I wrote about the apparent demise of Arthur magazine, the great free monthly that focused on lefty politics, music, and culture. Copublisher Laris Kreslins wanted out, while his partner, Jay Babcock, wanted to keep things going. But Babcock couldn’t afford to buy out Kreslins's 50-percent share, and after some Internet nastiness it seemed the magazine was toast. Earlier this week came word that Babcock had managed to raise enough money, through family and friends, to keep Arthur in business. No word yet on what’s in the next issue or when it will hit, but material originally intended for the March issue—which fell victim to the scuffle between Kreslins and Babcock—is now being posted to Arthur’s blog.

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