Thanks for staying tuned to this long-awaited issue of BLAIR. This is the last of our NYC issues for a while, cuz I am moving to Nashville to pursue my secret career (which is not country music singing), and Bryan is staying in nyc. So as a last hurrah before my move, we bring you this CLASSY issue of our zine. Next time it'll be TRASHY!

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love, richard and bryan

Blair #5 Staffers: Richard Wang, Bryan Nunez, Chris Lee, Brooks King.

Thanks to all our readers and the following helpers and style mavens:
charles runnette, mary clarke, bob nickas and index magazine, elise harris, maryville highschool TN class of '98, chip wass, michael economy, carter, aldo beppu, john sanchez, nick perry, alan coltrain, abby denson, lakisha bailey, lauren mechling, abby richardson, our kids: jenny kim, marcel appleman, rolf hanson, sue chen, garrett phalen, chris sterling, ryan mcnally, and jean chen, and our skateteam groupies: danny chan, martin vasquez, and jesse oye.

We tip our hats to such class acts as:
our host server at, lynda barry, paisley park, world wrestling federation, new balance, the royal family plus fergie,,, yahoo,, and all you other media superstars and classy kids who write to us. THANKS!

Also a special shoutout to those people who have bought us food and/or drink!,, betsy beckmann and stephen orr, steve wilson @folio/siliconalley, pernille tranberg @politiken, tricia nelson @nj online. if you would like to be added to this list, please send mail to:

Rock on.