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was an independent magazine
Magazines, periodicals, glossies or serials are publications, generally published on a regular schedule, containing a variety of articles. They are generally financed by advertising, by a purchase price, by pre-paid magazine subscriptions, or all three...
founded by Bom Kim and purchased by David Bradley; it featured graduates of Harvard University
Harvard University is a private Ivy League university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, established in 1636 by the Massachusetts legislature. Harvard is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States and the first corporation chartered in the country...
. The publication was, however, not actually affiliated with Harvard. The title is a reference to the ZIP code
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of Harvard University's main campus in Harvard Square
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, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Cambridge is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States, in the Greater Boston area. It was named in honor of the University of Cambridge in England, an important center of the Puritan theology embraced by the town's founders. Cambridge is home to two of the world's most prominent...
The owners sold the magazine to a New York City conglomerate. On Friday, October 24, 2008, 02138
corporate parent, Manhattan Media, Inc.
New York Press was a free alternative weekly in New York City, that was published from 1988 to 2011. During its lifetime, it was the main competitor to the Village Voice...
, announced that it was ceasing the publication of 02138