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Magarag

Posted: Wed May 11, 2005 1:07 pm
by Betty Felon
What's your favorite magazine?

Posted: Wed May 11, 2005 1:18 pm
by pas de nom
I must vote for National Geographic... it is the only magazine which I look through. I have even made a head sculpture of Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor, who was an editor for National Geographics from 1899 to 1954... I am pathetic :)

Posted: Wed May 11, 2005 1:34 pm
by Forrest
The Nation
Mother Jones
Beard Bandits Monthly



In that order

Posted: Wed May 11, 2005 1:50 pm
by empirelucas
TV Guide

Posted: Wed May 11, 2005 1:50 pm
by the new girl
While I enjoy the New Yorker and Nat'l Geographic, I think my favorite's gotta be dwell. Statisfies the part of me that still might dreams of being an architect and my love of all things modern, even if I can never afford them. Maybe I'll just tape the ad for the couch I'd love on my crappy futon and cut out all the spiffy jewlery and wear it like paper doll accessories...

Another cool one, but a little harder to find is Ready Made. I also tend to be a sucker for the Smithsonian and the occasional travel magazine.

Posted: Wed May 11, 2005 4:47 pm
by chelsea
i voted other because i have different favorites for different categories....

music: the big take-over is lovely, though it only comes out twice a year and is more like a book it's so chock-full of indie rock goodness. i also enjoy paste, filter, diw, and under the radar (which includes a "chris walla explains it all" column in each issue, by the way).

news: my parents subscribed to time when i was a kid, so i read that quite a bit. then i didn't for awhile, but my last job subscribed to it, so i got to read every issue there and became hooked. i know it's mainstream, but i really like it....

celebrity gossip: people and US weekly are my guilty pleasures.

i had a thing for in style while in high school, but that phase (?) passed.

and i won't talk about that uh, girlie magazine i've been known to purchase. i've been doing better about not buying it, really.

Posted: Wed May 11, 2005 6:29 pm
by Betty Felon
I thought about doing the different categories, but then I just picked a magazine I thought was the most definitive in the category. I did leave out the newsweeklies, the gossip rags, the trade journals, and the super biased political mags.

I used to read Newsweek and/or Time, but lately they just seem like phamplets expousing christian agenda. I can't handle it.

My vote goes to Vanity Fair. The photographs are stunning, the articles are smart, well written and extensive. But at the same time I can just sit back and enjoy it. I also like that its not particularly targeted at males or females.

Posted: Wed May 11, 2005 7:23 pm
by c-dog
Ready-Made
Z Magazine
American Craft

Posted: Wed May 11, 2005 7:29 pm
by Unremarkable
I will answer with no shame whatsoever by saying I greatly enjoy reading Maxim magazine.

Posted: Thu May 12, 2005 4:53 am
by LoveSickJerk
The New Yorker is what gets me through the mornings. Though since I don't eat breakfast at home during the week anymore, it's gone by the wayside. It appears to be only a weekend ritual, of waking up saturday and sunday, and plowing through an issue while eating and relaxing. Oh man. I can't even wait.

I would like to point out, that I would have chosen Wizard: The Guide To Comics if the TNY wasn't on the list. And that all of my magazine and music stores have stopped ordering Under The Radar. Which makes me amazingly sad.

Posted: Thu May 12, 2005 6:53 am
by aj
I love national geographic. I think a lot of it is a nostalgic thing. my dad was a subscriber. plus, its the best mag for reading back issues.

the only mainstream girly magazine I would ever even grant a second glance: jane. it's been watered down lately it seems, but as far as mainstream stuff-- as witty, blunt, feminist, and sarcastic as you can get without having to go black and white and sold in only bookstores.

I like bitch.

I like all the liberal stuff, but in smaller doses-- the nation, the progressive, mother jones, etc.

Posted: Thu May 12, 2005 10:26 am
by grant
New Scientist, thank you kindly.

The only news that matters.

Posted: Thu May 12, 2005 4:27 pm
by chelsea
oh oh oh! how could i forget the utne reader?? i don't know what category it falls into really (news? popular culture? opinion?) but it's pretty flipping fantastic.

Posted: Thu May 12, 2005 10:09 pm
by BladeRunner
magazines are for people whoe can't understand journals.

Posted: Fri May 13, 2005 7:49 am
by Brantley
Journals are for people that don't have broadband.

Posted: Fri May 13, 2005 8:10 am
by Betty Felon
Can one of you New Yorker fans explain why you like it so much? I don't get it.

My parents subscribe, so I scan it from time to time, but outside of a random article here and there, I mostly find it boring, if not painful, to read. Its too self-conscious and it's too much work. If I bring a New Yorker on the train, I find myself staring out the window instead.

I will have to check out some of these mags though.

Oh, and I forgot my favorite science magazine...Nature. I'm not sure why, but no other science mag has captured my attention the way that that one can.

Posted: Fri May 13, 2005 2:43 pm
by the new girl
The New Yorker--Aside from the cartoons (my favorite part), it's a great magazine to have sitting around for 5 minute reads, be it in the bathroom (my parents' house...) or on the table outside the lab (my current source). There's always something interesting, if a little strange, to occupy a few minutes' break.

Magazines vs. Journals--Magazines I read tend to be for mostly mindless entertainment whereas journals are for work and general enlightenment. Nature's a good read, but I like Science for the broad, sometimes random knowledge, and I have a tendency to read Cell from cover to cover when I feel really nerdy (which is often :).

Posted: Fri May 13, 2005 8:31 pm
by matthewsturm
Wizard - Guide to the comics
Cargo - men's buyers guide
Paste - Keen music magazine, w/ a compilation cd in each issue
and while I've never bought an issue, I often times find myself flipping through a very torn and tattered issue of Star Wars Insider whenever I make my rounds through the local bookshop. The End.

Posted: Sun May 15, 2005 11:46 pm
by nwheather
Magazines? Are you shitting me? If I ever get another chance to read, it will be the book I started around two years ago!
And if there's any time left after that, I'll attack the pile of books I haven't even gotten to yet!

If I'm stuck with one in an office of some sort...I dunno, anything but Highlights, I guess.

Posted: Mon May 16, 2005 4:58 am
by LoveSickJerk
the new girl wrote:The New Yorker--Aside from the cartoons (my favorite part), it's a great magazine to have sitting around for 5 minute reads, be it in the bathroom (my parents' house...) or on the table outside the lab (my current source). There's always something interesting, if a little strange, to occupy a few minutes' break.


Pretty much the same thing. I read an article or two in the morning before I go to work. Keeps the ol' eyes goin. However I'm notoriously backlogged on reading, so I'm reading late march/early april issues right now. I get to see some democratic/leftist/snotty criticisms on the government 2 months ago, with the knowledge of how they were already solved (if at all). Kinda keeps it objective.

Plus, chicks dig it.