What was it like to work at SPIN during the magazine’s grunge heyday? Jump into this hot tub time machine with longtime entertainment journalists Lori Majewski and Jonathan Bernstein — best friends since the day they met in the magazine’s office’s back in 1992, and co-authors of Mad World: An Oral History of New Wave Artists and Songs That Defined the 1980s — and find out… Lori Majewski: I was 21 years old when I applied for an internship at SPIN in the spring of 1992. Rolling Stone’s midtown offices would’ve been an easy walk from my college campus at Fordham University in Lincoln Center, but I didn’t think about applying there. SPIN, whose offices at the time were located on 18th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, was more downtown in every way. Rolling Stone felt very old-school — and well, just old — whereas SPIN was cool. In existence for only about seven years, it was just hitting its stride. Though earlier covers featured mainstream pop stars like Madonna (who fronted the
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