Posts Tagged ‘Paste Magazine’

The Wren’s Nest Publishing Co. Visits Paste Magazine — This Time, in 2010!


Written on June 28, 2010 at 2:10 pm, by Amelia

The good folks at Paste Magazine were kind enough to host the Wren’s Nest Publishing Co. students on a tour of their offices once again.  You think they would learn.

As is his habit, Editor-in-Chief Josh Jackson graciously showed us around, which was great.   The students, as is their habit, kept a healthy distance.  A good call, since Josh is absolutely the meanest person I know.*

*Untrue.

We stopped in the offices of MetaLeap Design, who do all the graphic design for Paste, but also for other people, too.  They’re nice like that.

Here are the students with their futures (fingers crossed!) ahead of them: the interns!  Doesn’t it look glamorous?!

Our editors had a lot of questions for Paste’s Editors, all of which they graciously answered.  This is probably when Associate Editor Rachael said that interviewing people made her want to die.

A different view, this time including Editors Austin and Michael.

Paste, go figure, receives a lot of CDs.  Many of them end up here, and some are even on shelves!

They even listen to them sometimes!

Paste Multimedia Producer Kevin told the students about the time he met some dudes who were cleaning up trash at a music festival.  They handed him their demo CD.   Kevin had previously vowed to listen to every CD he was handed by a human, and so he listened.

The result?  The world now knows about The Low Anthem!  (P.S.  Every time Kevin tells that story, he’s handed many CDs.  And he still listens to every one.  What a mensch!)

Everyone who performs at Paste signs this wall.  It’s neat.

Here’s Rachael enjoying a token of our appreciation, courtesy of The Cookie Studio.  Yes, they are that big, and yes, they are that good.

Thanks again to the staff of Paste for sacrificing their time for the sake of our students’ bragging rights.  See y’all next summer!

An Article on The Wren’s Nest Won An Award — It’s About Damn Time


Written on July 1, 2009 at 2:06 pm, by Amelia

Did you know that Rachael Maddux won the Magazine Association of the Southeast’s 2009 Silver GAMMA award for Best Feature with her article on The Wren’s Nest?

Neither did we.  Read the article — Dummies in the Attic — to relive the magic, Paste Magazine July ’08 style.  I’m not going to say a great writer is nothing without a great subject, but I sure am going to plant the notion.

Rachael’s (undoubtedly impressive) certificate of achievement was not highlighted during our recent tour, for reasons I do not understand.   Rachael and her modesty are the worst. I mean, best!  (I mean worst.)

Paste Magazine Hosts the Wren’s Nest Publishing Co. and We Have Photos To Prove It


Written on June 18, 2009 at 3:17 pm, by Amelia

Today marks the one-week anniversary of the Wren’s Nest Publishing Company’s annual tour of Paste, a music and culture magazine of international renown.

Paste Magazine Home Office

As always, the editors in our high school literary journal program said (over and over) it was the best thing ever.  As always, I agreed.

Josh Jackson, editor-in-chief at Paste, showed us around and answered the (truly outstanding) questions he received from our high school editors.  Turns out he knows a thing or two about the magazine he created.

Josh Jackson, Editor of Paste, taking the Wren's Nest Publishing Co. on a tour

Throughout the tour, the editors were reminded that Josh would neither bite nor scratch.

Wren's Nest Publishing Co. members are afraid of Paste Magazine's Editor, Josh Jackson

Nevertheless, they kept their distance — just to play it safe — as you can see above.  I think this is hilarious.

Our editors got the chance to meet Paste’s professional, real-life editors and ask more questions.

Listening intently to the Editors of Paste Magazine

Later, our editors enviously applauded the Paste’s staff’s ability to do work with their feet up while eating cookies.  Now they all want internships.  Go figure.

Josh Jackson in Paste Magazine's CD and DVD room

Josh showed us Paste’s CD and DVD room, which is… a room full of CDs and DVDs they receive at the magazine.  There were also bins of “garbage CDs” just outside of the picture, but those seemed too sad to show.  Though don’t let me keep you from taking a moment to use your imagination.

Paste Magazine is in Guitar Hero 3!

In the recording studio Josh dropped a major bomb — Paste is featured in Guitar Hero 3.  This was not taken lightly.  The ladies above made eager vows to play and confirm upon returning home.

Paste Magazine's signature and poster wall

Just outside the recording studio there’s a wall with signatures from artists who have visited.  The editors spent not a small amount of time poring over the signatures.

Three Wren's Nest Publishing Co. Editors and all of Paste's Awards

Here our editors take delight in all of the awards Paste has won.  They’re real team players.  If you look closely, you can see that Paste was in Atlanta Magazine’s Best of Atlanta for 2007, just like The Wren’s Nest.

Thanks for letting us visit, Paste!

In the end, after an amazing tour and approximately 1,100 questions, it was time to leave.  I think you can tell from our editors’ faces what an awful time they had.

Thanks again, Josh!  And thanks to Rachael for helping us set it up — you guys can tour our (one room) office anytime.

Paste Magazine in Trouble — You Can (and Totally Should) Help!


Written on May 14, 2009 at 12:51 pm, by Amelia

The award winning and totally awesome Paste Magazine is struggling to release its next issue.  They may put out a phenomenal magazine, but they haven’t been immune to the recession.

Here’s how you can help.  Below are just a few self-absorbed reasons why —

  • The Wren’s Nest was featured in Paste in July ’08, accompanied by the toughest picture of Lain ever taken.  We love the article, Dummies in the Attic, and it was a treat to work with the writer.

Lain Shakespeare -- Tough Guy or Cry Baby?

And that’s just us.  We’ve barely touched how great the actual magazine and website are (answer: very).

You can read the letter from Paste’s Editor Josh Jackson (pictured above) to readers here, find FAQs here, and most importantly, donate here.  Be sure to check out all the music you get in return for donating.  Good deeds can be rewarded!

Lain has already donated $25, and I’ll be doing the same shortly.  And remember — we’re but poor nonprofit folks.  Show us how it’s done, please.