Former Phoenix staffers Liz Pelly and Faye Orlove last week launched the Media, which they hope can alt up the Hub again, initially online, maybe some day in print. Even though they're online, they'll be following a print-like publishing schedule:
[S]oon you'll find photo essays and video footage documenting creative communities around Boston; zine reviews from librarians at the Papercut Zine Library; a forward-thinking "Know Your Rights" column covering everything from dealing with bad landlords to throwing house shows. We'll have horoscopes, comics, and mixtapes.
We're trying to do this through donations, microgrants, and fundraisers because we believe there's a way to be sustainable and community-funded without guilt tripping our friends into giving us money via Kickstarter. This might work, it might not. For now it doesn't matter because regardless of whether anyone ever makes a cent off of this website, we wouldn't be able to sleep at night if we weren't trying to do it. Not like weâ€™re sleeping much now that we have a paper to get online every week...
Also, a lemonade stand.