Terminal City (magazine)

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Terminal City
Type Weekly magazine
Founder(s) Darren Atwater
Language English
Ceased publication October 2005
Headquarters Vancouver, British Columbia

Terminal City was the name of a free independent weekly magazine created and edited by Darren Atwater. It had a significant cultural impact on the city during its long off-again on-again publication. Terminal City was distributed in the Vancouver area during the 1990s. It was blamed for having a role in the 1994 Stanley Cup Riot. It was one of the first papers to carry Dan Savage's "Hey Faggot" column. In 1996 it encouraged people off the street to run for Mayor of Vancouver, which resulted in 58 total names on the ballot. In future elections the fee requirement for city mayoral election was raised and applications had to be submitted in person rather than by fax. It ceased operation for several years until being revived in 2001. Approximately in 2004 the paper's staff and management came to unresovlable differences resulting in a split where the TC staff founded Only Magazine. This new incarnation of Terminal City was published by John Kay and edited by Bess Lovejoy,[1] Chris Eng and Heather Watson. In October 2005, Terminal City ceased publication.[2] Terminal City contained articles and event listings, often spotlighting local music subculture or local fashion, critical reviews, local or international politics, local art. It was a bombastic and opinionated paper and featured local rabble-rouser Brian "Godzilla" Salmi often. In the later years a prominent columnist was Amil Niazi. Antics of the Rhinoceros Party of Canada were of the style of this paper. Comedian and The Simpsons comic book writer Ian Boothby was a cartoonist for the magazine with his comic strip, "I".


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  • It once featured local Suicide Girls models on its cover.
  • The Vancouver Public Library did not collect any copies for posterity, as it does not archive weekly papers.
  • During the final version of the paper the local artwork of Ehren Salazar was featured on the cover.

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