Never mind just how precarious the publishing industry has become—a new local sports and entertainment monthly is set to debut in early November. Storm Taylor, a local TV producer who used to be known as DJ Storm, has been working the last few months on launching 180, a free magazine he expects to hit newsstands in a couple of weeks.
“I’ve been working on it, in theory, for about 10 years,” Taylor says. “I’ve wanted to do a local club rag for a long time.”
Taylor says 180 will include celebrity interviews—Jackass star Steve-O will be featured in the first issue—along with music, movie, and extreme sports coverage. “I work in film and television, so I thought I’d finally use some of these idiot contacts to my benefit,” he says. “It’s going to be a lot of goofy crap. It’ll be the most illegitimate place as a news source—no politics, no religion.”
Taylor was also producer on the recently completed documentary The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia, a sequel to the 1991 cult favorite Dancin’ Outlaw about West Virginia wildman Jesco White. Executive produced by Johnny Knoxville and directed by Julien Nitzberg, the new film screened at the Tribeca Film Festival this spring and has been submitted to SXSW for 2010.