Polari introduced a publishing schedule today, and we’re really excited about it. It’s an unusual move for a website, I know, but the reason for it is to make it clearer why we do what we do. The driving idea behind the magazine has always been to step back and take a careful look at the subjects it covers. The schedule reinforces that – we’re not reporting the news of the day, we’re exploring the subculture, from pop music & performance to community & politics. The word magazine is an Arabic term for storehouse. That’s what we are aiming toward.
The schedule is fairly straightforward, all that said. On Monday and Tuesday we will run feature articles and interviews. Wednesday is all about community, and this includes such subjects as the coming out stories of readers through to the featured blog of the week. Thursday is devoted to reviews of books, music, film and stage. Friday is now ‘WTF?! Friday’. As the week rolls on, it’s time to get lighter, and to have a laugh. For example, last week we road tested a new weekly column looking at the crazy search terms that have brought readers to the site. Often bizarre, sometimes disturbing, but always hilarious, this new column looks set to be a firm favourite.
That is what the new schedule is all about. And if you like a particular feature, or think there’s something missing, write and let us know. Polari’s storehouse serves a community which you can be a part of by adding your voice and ideas.