Erin Sullivan (pictured), managing editor of Baltimore City Paper, is running for the membership chair position being vacated by Seven Days' Paula Routly, one of several spots on the AAN board that are up for grabs this year. Voting will take place on Saturday, June 17, during the annual meeting on the final day of the convention in Little Rock. AAN News put together this voting guide to help members get acquainted with the candidates.

Continue ReadingNine Candidates Running for Election to AAN Board of Directors

The Minneapolis Star Tribune profiles brothers Tom and Mark Bartel, now operating competing publications, AAN-member City Pages (Twin Cities) and a new monthly, the Rake. Mark Bartel, publisher of City Pages, now seems secure out from the shadow of his older brother, reports Jon Tevlin. Tom Bartel and his wife and partner Kris Henning, are in their element spinning a new publication into existence.

Continue ReadingBattle of Brothers in the Twin Cities

Tom Bartel and Kris Henning, founders of City Pages (Minneapolis), are launching a glossy monthly called the Rake in March. Bartel sold City Pages to Village Voice Media-predecessor Stern Publishing in 1997. The Rake may compete with City Pages, published by Tom Bartel's brother, Mark Bartel. Tom says his brother is his best friend, but: "We've been rivals since we were kids. This is no different."

Continue ReadingNew Monthly Coming from City Pages’ Founders