They wrote about rock music and marijuana, when those were actually daring things to write about. They used profanity sometimes, when even sometimes was rude and shocking. In the back, past the ads for head shops, porn theaters and escort services, there were classified listings that featured a strange code of longing and desire: “SWM seeks SWF for LT relationship, light S&M.”
"What We're Losing When We Say Goodbye to Alt Weeklies, the Rebels of Journalism" is from the August 24, 2017 Style section of The Washington Post. It was written by Paul Farhi and narrated by Sam Scholl.