Mean (magazine)

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Mean (magazine) September October 2005 cover.jpg
September/October 2005 cover
CategoriesLifestyle magazine
PublisherKashy Khaledi Media
Year founded1996; 26 years ago (1996)
First issueNovember 1996
CountryUnited States
Based inLos Angeles

Mean (which stands for Music, Entertainment, Art, News) is an American bi-monthly magazine that covers a wide spectrum of pop culture, focusing on celebrities in the fields of music, fashion, art, and film.[1][2][3]

History and profile[edit]

Mean began as a music zine and alternative magazine in November 1996[4] and continued in that format through 2001, before being re-launched as a national lifestyle publication in 2004.[5] Mean is published by Kashy Khaledi Media and distributed by Curtis Circulation.[5] Its headquarters is in Los Angeles.[5]

Mean has featured a broad assortment of personalities on its cover. Covers have included Viggo Mortensen, Adrien Brody, Emily Blunt, Samuel L. Jackson and Christina Ricci, Emile Hirsch, Javier Bardem, and Ewan McGregor portraying Woody Allen.[6]


  1. ^ Sacramento Bee: Getting Mean[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ L.A. Business Journal: Deeper Mean-ing
  3. ^ Javier Bardem on No Country For Old Men in Mean Magazine
  4. ^ "Mean". FMD. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  5. ^ a b c "Kashy Khaledi Extends Mean Streak... His 'Mean Magazine' Launches Vol. 2". PR News. 23 February 2004. Retrieved 22 November 2015.
  6. ^ "About". Mean Video. Retrieved 22 November 2015.

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