Men’s lifestyle magazine FourTwoNine is back on newsstands, edited by new editor-in-chief and chief content officer Maer Roshan.
The spring issue has four covers, featuring “Daily Show” host Trevor Noah, “Moonlight” star Ashton Sanders, director John Waters and skateboarder Brian Anderson, who came out as gay last fall.
The quarterly magazine was created in 2013 by Surface magazine founder Richard Klein. In a statement, Klein billed the magazine as “somewhere in between a Vanity Fair and a Vice.”
The latest issue of FourTwoNine — which spells out “gay” on a cellphone keypad — includes stories on gay characters in pop culture, celebrity profiles and a feature on the future of gay dating app Grindr.
“While ‘the gay’ is very much in our DNA, we have stories that speak to a lot of other people,” Roshan told WWD.
“When the magazine started out, it was aimed at the urban gay creative leaders or, as much as I hate this word, influencers. But views of sexuality are so much more fluid now, and there’s a big audience of straight guys,” he added.
Former Gawker editor A.J. Daulerio is also on the masthead as a contributing editor. This is his first big editorial role since his involvement in the highly publicized trial between Gawker and Hulk Hogan over a sex tape.Roshan founded addiction and recovery site The Fix. He also created Radar magazine in 2003, which later folded its print edition in 2008 before it became celebrity gossip site Radar Online, now owned by American Media Inc.