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How Do You Feel About the Smaller Rolling Stone?

On one hand, it feels like the end of an era now that Rolling Stone magazine is shrinking from its oversize format down to a "regular"-sized magazine, starting with the Oct. 30 issue. On the other hand, a smaller mag is easier to carry around and might be easier to read in general.

How do you feel about the shrinking of Rolling Stone?


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lexichloe lexichloe 8 years
Unfazed, but RS did stand out among others being a larger sized mag.
hollspd hollspd 8 years
I actually like the smaller size - allowing for higher quality paper *sort of* makes up for the lack of big photos.
sushibananas sushibananas 8 years
I like the smaller magazines, especially for traveling. I usually pick up the UK version of Glamour, because it's "purse-size". I do agree that the bigger size is nice for photos. Shame to loose that aspect, since RS produces some awesome photo shoots.
anniekim anniekim 8 years
It seems like the end of an era and that larger size was cumbersome. But then, I haven't read this magazine in years, also, unfazed.
ally14 ally14 8 years
I boycott Rolling Stone Mag because of how unfair they've always been to Queen. So underated while they praise crap like Zac Efron and company.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
You're so right Great Sommelier.
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
Rolling Stone lost it's soul years and years ago.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
well i think that there was something special about the book being larger, but i think that if they are using a better paper stock by going smaller, then it's really a win win.
Gatito Gatito 8 years
I never thought I'd say this but Springsteen look hella hot on the cover, yeah?
Happsmjc Happsmjc 8 years
I always read the mag at my cousins and never found the size to be bothersome or harder to read--I would just fold it in half--no probs! and i always knew what magazine it was from the back or any angle because it was so unique, i was actually just reading it tonight when i was there--so sad that its changing!
adorKablefae adorKablefae 8 years
I'm mostly glad it's being shrunk cause it was a little hard to manage. But also a little sad cause those big pages were great for collaging with! Oops, my artist is showing. :P
pinky-tuscadero pinky-tuscadero 8 years
Good! I found it a bit cumbersome. That's one of the reasons I stopped subscribing to it in the 90's.
HeidiMD HeidiMD 8 years
I love Rolling Stone, and I think this is weird! It's not that big of a deal, but I liked the bigger pages, especially when they had good photography.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
I never read this magazine on a regular basis, but I like the movie reviews by Peter Travers.
Audrey1974 Audrey1974 8 years
RS is very entertaining, so I didn't mind the size of the mag.
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