We remember Neal Boulton excitedly exclaiming at an October Genre party,”I just put up my first blog post today!” Such a statement made us assume he intended on posting more musings on the gay glossy’s website.
After weeks of semi-eager anticipation, Boulton finally slapped together another missive.
We know this because a “Soho House” source emailed it to us and tried to imply that Boulton’s fooling around with his publisher, William Kapfer.
There’s no way to know if this “source” actually works at Soho House or if its simply Boulton attempting to get press. Or, perhaps, a little bit of both. Regardless, we read the aforementioned entry and were stumped by this excerpt about the anxiety of relaunching a magazine:
You also hope the critics don’t trash you too badly–even though you tell yourself you could care less about the critics! And then there are the blogs. Ug! (Did they actually say that me today!?)
We’re assuming he missed the always-important “about”.
Boulton goes on to laud Kapfer, who he claims called him and asked him to take over Chris Ciompi’s editorial slot. Writes Boulton:
[Kapfer’s the] man who called me out of the blue one day and said, “It is time. The LGBT community deserves a real magazine that celebrates who we are and aims to make our lives even better–that moves us forward.”
Interesting, because Boulton has repeatedly testified that he approached owner David Unger and asked for the job. Either Boulton’s got a selective, self-celebrating memory or he’s simply so full of shit that he can’t get his stories straight.
Isn’t Neal shagging one of the Genre photographers?
As an editor, he should realize the phrase should be couldN’T care less.
Chgo921, I think I love you.
It makes me snort that Genre thinks it’s for the entire LGBT community.
I love Mr.B and and taj. I love everyone. But seriously, do you think any Publisher would go out with Boulton after his track record with men of power? Wait, I will rephrase, men of power who he reports to? Only an idot!
I just got my November Genre – it seemed to have arrived late. I had my OUT for a week. Genre looks amazing. I cannot believe it is the same magazine that I have been reading for 15 years. I must admit, and I rarely admit I am wrong, that the regime changed made for a better magazine. Good move on Kapfer’s part or whomever’s part, for bringing the caliber of talent to the table that was needed to give that fag-rag a facelift.
Hmm, Mr. Kapfer must have his hands full these days (no pun intended) with the husband, Neal AND Renee, the Genre gopher…
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