‘Next’ Bites Back At ‘HX’

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Oh no! There’s a fag rag war brewing in New York!

You may recall this morning’s post in which HX editor Brandon Voss celebrated his magazine’s Black Party issue by trashing the competition, Next Magazine. Said Voss:

We really liked what Next Magazine did for their Black Party Fashion issue this year, but for ours–which is traditionally out the week directly before Black Party, so that it’s still available when out-of-town Black Party revelers begin streaming in–we chose to focus on the “youth” aspect of this year’s “Dangerous Black Party for Boys” theme.

Well, Brandon’s bitchery may have been premature.

A Next staffer emailed us this afternoon, insisted he didn’t want to start any trouble, but then offered an unsolicited jab: “Brandon’s statement about our black party issue is so lame, because we do TWO issues on it, the first one is fashion and the one out today is on the party ‘proper’ with a young party-goer mindset.” (They also did a special field guide with merit badges, which we can only imagine require feats of inhuman flexibility.)

So, to recap, HX and Next are mad at each other, but had the same idea: strapping down twinks. Why do we need two of these things again?

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