This may be a little inside-baseball for those of you who don’t care about the magazine industry (that is, 98 percent of the world’s populace), but there’s a possible war-of-words brewing between Radar and New York, and, for some reason, it involves ’70s soft-rock titans the Eagles.
The back-story: Yesterday, Radar published a lengthy, fairly spot-on critique of New York magazine, a publication which has bugged us in the past. In the essay, writer John Cook compares the magazine to the Eagles, inferring that both entities–despite their attempts at high-minded good taste–were ultimately “slick and empty confection[s].”
This morning, New York‘s recently launched Vulture blog published a list of “32 Reasons Why the Eagles Are the Best Band in the Universe,” which included such qualities as “1. No band is more deeply misunderstood, particularly by people who believe art should be pious” and “6. Don Henley’s fro.” Now, maybe Vulture had this feature planned all along, and it’s just a coincidence, but probably not. Either way, the ball is now in Radar‘s court; we suggest that no matter what they do as a response, it involves Joe Walsh performing “In The City,” just because it’s one of the best closing-credit numbers in movie history.
Adam’s Apple [Radar]
32 Reasons Why the Eagles Are the Best Band in the Universe [Vulture]