L Magazine

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The L Magazine
Editor-in-Chief Mike Conklin
Frequency Biweekly
Publisher Nick Burry
Total circulation
(2011)
106,600[1]
Founder Scott Stedman, Daniel Stedman
First issue  2003 (2003-month)
Company The L Magazine LLC
Based in Brooklyn
Website www.thelmagazine.com

The L Magazine is a free bi-weekly magazine in New York City featuring investigative articles, arts and culture commentary, and event listings. It is available through distribution in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and Hoboken.

History[edit]

The L Magazine was created in 2003 by brothers Scott and Daniel Stedman and editor Jonny Diamond in Dumbo, Brooklyn.[2]

The Boxing Match[edit]

The L's launch coincided with that of New York Sports Express,[3] an offshoot of New York Press. The distribution boxes used by Express and The L looked very similar; both were bright orange, and they were the same shape and color.

While most likely a coincidence,Express editor-in-chief Jeff Koyen decided to print a series of barbs[4] against Scott Stedman, The L's publisher. Stedman responded with a full-sized ad in The L challenging Koyen to a boxing match. On October 25, Koyen and Stedman boxed at Gleason's Gym in Dumbo,[5] Brooklyn to settle the score. The match ended in a draw, and no re-match was re-scheduled.[6][7] The boxing match was re-created on the TV show Bored to Death. Jonathan Ames claims in his blog[8][9] that the season finale was based on this match.

Events[edit]

In 2005, The L Magazine launched Summer Screen,[10] a free weekly film series in Brooklyn's McCarren Park.[11][12]

In 2009, The L Magazine launched the Northside Music Festival.[13][14] Headliners included indie rock acts Cymbals Eat Guitars, The Dodos, Screaming Females, and Real Estate (band). In 2010, The L Magazine hosted the second Northside Festival,[15][16][17][18][19][20][21] featuring performances by Polvo, Liars (band), Elvis Perkins in Dearland, and The Fiery Furnaces.[22] The festival also hosted the films Feast of Stephen by James Franco[23] and Life During Wartime by Todd Solondz.[24][25]

Awards[edit]

In November 2010, The L Magazine art critic Paddy Johnson was nominated for Art Critic of the Year in the Rob Pruitt Art Awards[26][27][28]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ "ABC". Abcas3.accessabc.com. Retrieved November 10, 2011. 
  2. ^ "The L Magazine". Gawker.com. April 14, 2003. Retrieved November 10, 2011. 
  3. ^ Taibbi, Matt (July 27, 2004). "R.I.P. Nysxr.I.P. Nysx". Nypress.com. Retrieved November 10, 2011. 
  4. ^ "EntertainmentEntertainment". Nypress.com. Retrieved November 10, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Koyen v. Stedman Pictures". Gawker.com. Retrieved November 10, 2011. 
  6. ^ Elzweig, Matt (October 29, 2003). "Articles: Boxing Writers". mediabistro.com. Retrieved November 10, 2011. 
  7. ^ "NEIGHBORHOOD REPORT: NY UP CLOSE; News Boxes In a Face-Off, Sort of – New York Times". The New York Times. August 3, 2003. Retrieved November 10, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Bored to Death: Homepage". HBO. Retrieved November 10, 2011. 
  9. ^ Chaudhury, Nadia (December 28, 2009). "Green, how I want you green: Brooklyn Boxing". Mysticchildz.blogspot.com. Retrieved November 10, 2011. 
  10. ^ Parks, Richard (July 16, 2009). "Greenpoint Gazette:Reality Bites, but L Magazine's Summerscreen film showings do not". Greenpointnews.com. Retrieved November 10, 2011. 
  11. ^ Psven says: (July 14, 2010). "Weather 1, Bowie 0: Labyrinth SummerScreen Rescheduled Due to Rain". FREEwilliamsburg. Retrieved November 10, 2011. 
  12. ^ Ray, Kate (June 28, 2008). "Cinema under the stars • The Brooklyn Paper". Brooklynpaper.com. Retrieved November 10, 2011. 
  13. ^ "The Northside Festival Celebrates Brooklyn". Interview Magazine. Retrieved November 10, 2011. 
  14. ^ Baron, Zach (April 30, 2010). "2010 Northside Festival Lineup Announced! – New York Music – Sound of the City". Blogs.villagevoice.com. Retrieved November 10, 2011. 
  15. ^ Rubenfeld, Samuel (June 22, 2010). "Northside Festival Celebrates Music, Film Art, Hipsters – Speakeasy – WSJ". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved November 10, 2011. 
  16. ^ Colter, Seth (June 28, 2010). "The Northside Festival: It Turns Out Punk Is Dead-To Hipsters". The Awl. Retrieved November 10, 2011. 
  17. ^ Posted: 12:55 pm, June 21, 2010 (June 21, 2010). "Northside Festival". New York Post. Retrieved November 10, 2011. 
  18. ^ http://consequenceofsound.net/2010/06/15/cos-presents-northside-festival-‘10-showcase-featuring-les-savy-fav-polvo/
  19. ^ June 28, 2010 5:18 pm (June 28, 2010). "We Were There: Northside Festival 2010". Gothamist. Retrieved November 10, 2011. 
  20. ^ "Northside Festival on Sunday: Harper Blynn, The Art of Shooting, Jody Porter, The Canon Logic and More | Sentimentalist Magazine". Sentimentalistmag.com. June 30, 2010. Retrieved November 10, 2011. 
  21. ^ Weston, Hillary (June 23, 2010). "Get Ready for the Northside Festival – Nightlife – BlackBook". Blackbookmag.com. Retrieved November 10, 2011. 
  22. ^ Baron, Zach (April 30, 2010). "2010 Northside Festival Lineup Announced! – New York Music – Sound of the City". Blogs.villagevoice.com. Retrieved November 10, 2011. 
  23. ^ "The second annual Northside Festival brings The Fiery Furnaces and James Franco to Williamsburg". NY Daily News. Retrieved November 10, 2011. 
  24. ^ at 9:57 am (June 7, 2010). "Indiescreen is a new movie theater & music venue in Williamsburg (Brooklyn Film Fest happening now)". Brooklynvegan.com. Retrieved November 10, 2011. 
  25. ^ Linderman, Juliet (July 1, 2010). "Greenpoint Gazette:Northside Takes Over the Northside". Greenpointnews.com. Retrieved November 10, 2011. 
  26. ^ Paddy Johnson (November 17, 2010). "Rob Pruitt Awards Announced: Paddy Johnson Lands Critic of The Year Nomination". Artfagcity.com. Retrieved November 10, 2011. 
  27. ^ http://www.guggenheim.org/new-york/support/donate/2010-art-awards
  28. ^ By Artinfo (November 17, 2010). "Rob Pruitt Art Award Nominees Announced". Artinfo. Retrieved November 10, 2011. 

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