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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. I can’t take the handle. The magazine isn’t loading properly.

A. Make sure you have the most recent version of Flash Player installed. Download Flash 9 here:

Q. How do I navigate Take the Handle?

A. The digital pages of Take the Handle can be turned by clicking the NEXT or BACK buttons just below the magazine or by pressing the RIGHT or LEFT arrow on your keyboard (make sure to click on on the magazine before using keyboard commands). For a more visceral feel, you can also drag pages by clicking on the corner of the page and holding down the mouse button until you are ready to let go.

Q. How do I subscribe to Take the Handle? Is it available in print?

A. Until we figure out how how to print videos in paper magazines Take the Handle will remain an online-only magaseen. You can subscribe to Take the Handle at and we’ll send you an email every time there’s a new issue or a party.

Q. Do you accept submissions?

A. Yes. Feel free to send article pitches, fiction, photos, videos, songs, scented product samples to for consideration.

Q. Where does the name come from?

A. Back in the steamy summer of 2007 Matty Pickles told Stefan a story about this bank in Park Slope that he walked by every day. One morning he walked by the bank and there was a line outside and nobody could get into the bank. It turned out that some rascal had taken the handle off the door of the bank so nobody could get in so everyone was just waiting outside like robots without commands. What a good name for a magazine, thought Stefan. Or else it came from the Dylan song where he says, “the pump don’t work ’cause the vandals took the handles.”