Alt-Weekly Mocks Its Own Buyout With a Cover That Looks Just Like Its New Owner

Self-satire from City Paper

When you're an alt-weekly known for skewering the establishment, how do you tackle the fact that you've been bought out by the establishment?

Baltimore City Paper takes a commendably self-effacing approach with today's issue, the cover of which was designed in the staid style of the paper's new owner, The Baltimore Sun.

Acknowledging that its buyout by the city's mainstream newspaper is "beyond absurd," City Paper squeezes an impressive amount of dark humor into its satirical cover.

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