Had Playboy said nothing of its plans to no longer publish photos of fully nude models in its magazine, honestly, how long would it have taken for anyone to notice?
Let's put it this way: Its website ditched nudity last year. Remember that?
Playboy's sensible and almost certainly overdue move to cover up what's between its covers, beginning with its March 2016 issue, is less out of modesty than having been humbled.
As a pure media story, the acquisition announced Tuesday of 20-year-old Chicago-based Pitchfork Media, known for its independent music site, quarterly magazine and music festivals, by Conde Nast, publisher of the New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Wired and GQ, might...