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Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love on the Cover of Sassy, 1992

So Jane Pratt is stepping down as editor in chief of Jane. Before founding Jane, Pratt was the editor of a certain influential magazine that inspired cultish devotion in people like Daniel Radosh and Erin Edmison. I didn’t really become aware of the cult of Sassy until after the magazine’s unfortunate takeover by corporate goons. But I do own one issue from Sassy‘s prime—and the cover is an all-time classic, so I’ll post it here:

Sassy, April 1992

This issue was given to me a few years ago by Mary Schmidtberger, who, as I’ve said before, is the coolest and funniest person ever.

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