Take Magazine: the pride of New England

By Jesse Kornbluth
Published: Jun 28, 2017

In 2015, Michael Kusek did something insane: As magazines were folding left and right, he launched Take, focusing on “New England’s New Culture” — food, art, film, theater, literature/poetry, dance, design and architecture. Take started online, then added a magazine so beautifully produced it honored the best coffee tables in New England. Rachel Maddow praised Take in the Washington Post. A media guru named Take one of the year’s hottest magazine launches. Circulation hit 5 digits. Then the money dried up, and Take retreated to the Web. In September, it returns to print as well. I’m with Rachel Maddow in my enthusiasm for this venture. If you live in New England or are traveling there, you’ll do well to visit Take.