Just got off the phone with Ken Villalovos, former publisher of THE magazine, who confirms what Jerome wrote yesterday: The Dallas-Fort Worth arts publication is no longer. Villalovos says he and editor Scot Hart took pay cuts believing that THE’s parent company Santa Fe Publishing Group would settle up with writers who hadn’t been paid. That didn’t happen — “it was getting to the point where our reputations were on the line” and “we left because we weren’t getting paid,” he says. (We’ve not been able to reach Santa Fe reps.)
But Dallas-Fort Worth should have a publication dedicated to the arts, Villalovos says, and he’s still looking for ways to make that happen.