No one loves a magazine or a newspaper more than we do; and being a bustling, creative metropolis, the Bay Area has its share of top-notch periodicals.
But as everyone knows, publishing is tough and favorite rags come and go, whether due to lack of funding, changing readership, the advent of digital or, you know, writers quitting their pen gigs to instead go mine for gold.
This week, take a look back at some local gazettes that have come and gone.
944 San Francisco (2008 - 2011)
944 was another journal focusing on fashion, entertainment and local movers and shakers, with publications in various U.S. cities including Phoenix, San Diego, and Miami; the SF edition launched in 2008. The entire operation shut down just three years later.