Proof going to cocktail parties is good for something other than the free booze (not that there's anything wrong with that): Last night, while I was at the BMO event for Shary Boyle's Canadian Artist, I bumped into Tony Romano. As you may know, Romano and partner Jay Isaac have been running Hunter + Cook, a magazine, art gallery, and general hub of interesting cultural thought, for the past few years. A month or so ago, the pair quietly decided to call it quits; as working artists, editing, adminitstrating and general management malaise was taking away too much time from their own practices, so Hunter + Cook met its subdued, graceful end.
For my part, I told Romano I didn't want it to end this way, and suggested some kind of anthology -- a publication of some kind that immortalized the magazine's unique, always-engaging voice. Sure, Romano said, but who's going to pay for it? Good question. Someone, surely. If you're out there, drop me a line and I'll put you in touch.