Sunday, July 26, 2009

Tight Ends

VIBE Magazine
Editorial: Angels in the End Zone
NFL Athletes
Osi Umenyiora, Darren Sharper, Will Demps, Kerry Rhodes, Devin Thomas, Dwight Freeney
Singers Chrisette Michele, Melanie Fiona, LeToya Luckett, Adrienne Bailon, Teairra Mari
Styling: Memsor Kamaraké
Photos: Ben Watts

Vibe Magazine pays tribute to the canceled CW television show The Game which depicted professional athletes and the dynamic women beside them.
Using R&B starlets and NFL stars, photographer Ben Watts created some tantalizing photos.
VIBE's closing signals the end of an era in urban media. BET is a shell of its former self and without VIBE, there is no major magazine devoted solely to black music and entertainment.
The days when Emil Wilkebin was at the helm of VIBE were the magazine's best, serving up amazing covers, great journalism, and fantastic fashion spreads.
VIBE's exit is bittersweet. It is officially the era of the blog/online magazine. Printed periodicals are becoming endangered species.