Z Magazine (formerly Zeta) was founded in 1987 by two of the co-founders of South End Press, Michael Albert and Lydia Sargent. It is an independent monthly magazine focusing on political, cultural, social, and economic life in the United States. It is published in print and on-line. The print magazine is fifty pages (having been reduced in size during the summer of 2008), with articles of many lengths and focuses. The on-line magazine, updated monthly, reproduces the print as closely as possible and has two versions—one public (an archive), and the other for subscribers only. The latter appears simultaneously with the print version. The former appears a few months later.