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and occasionally Linux Format don't really have the time to scour the web for the latest developments so they're quite convenient plus the coding tutorials are pretty good too, bought Custom PC recently since I'm mulling over swapping out my AMD motherboard for one of those fanncy pants Z97s.
When Saturday Comes
The local free listings magazine
Occasionally get the Spectator if I've got a long train journey.
Oh Comely (alternative women's magazine about art/creativity/twee stuff) and Sight & Sound (films). Both great. My favourite thing about Sight & Sound is that they review every film which comes out, I like reading the film academics earnestly analysing Smurfs 2 etc.
had a plan to start buying new yorker but i'd run out of money straight away if i did that
it's not exciting enough to be an impulse purchase
and some fiction if you're into that, but it's always sandwiched between terrible Manhattan gossip pages and endless awful cartoons. It's one of those things where reading it online is just so much better, because you can just cut to the good stuff.
it satisfies my (admittedly niche) desire to read gaming reviews in the bath
It's like a less wanky Edge.
Wouldn't buy it from a shop but it's quite nice when it comes through the door... always forget about it until that moment. That was 2 years ago and I'm still getting them. The person who bought me the subscription phoned to let them know but it just keeps coming.
Read a lot of them online but nothing like having a hard copy to read in the bath.
Haven't subscribed to a magazine since my Shoot! subscription ended in the 90s.
Used to get them sent to work for free.
I also buy Noise (french music magazine) and Les Inrocks once in a while.
Although the Spectator gives too much airtime to really odious commentators. The New Statesman is the better magazine by far, in terms of overall quality of journalism and opinion.
We used to have a thread about the NME being crap/being good again/doing something daft every other week, but I can't even remember seeing it in a shop recently. I watched that Libertines documentary the other day, and got nostalgia for it. Where's it at, now?
I see it on the shelves wherever music magazines are stocked
And I've kept renewing it ever since
You've obviously been blessed with infinite Empires
A Man Utd fanzine
but tatlers not very exclusive. a bit made in chelsea and i'm looking for something with more class
does this magazine exist?
The FT's How to Spend It supplent
Private Wealth magazine
i've always found alternatives to be a bit too specific so private wealth and ft are super money focussed?
i'll look into those ones mentions below by blimeycharlie. those ones seemed a bit aimed at retired people? anyone want to start this magazine with me?
Horse and Hound
Posh Twats Quarterly.
I get country life every isse. mainly to laugh at the debuntante and wank over the property porn.
The debutante bit sounds good that's the sort of stuff I'm after.
It seems like there should be a super exclusive magazine that isn't available in tescos but maybe that's nt the case
Little White Lies
I should renew my Sight & Sound sub as well, I always enjoyed reading it for the above mentioned reasons. I'd like a news/current affairs one but I haven't found one I like yet. Used to buy Private Eye for a while but it was all too Westminster insider-y and messy to read and it used to just get me a bit riled.
Cosmopolitan because we got it free with our bank account, it is awful but was that or prima
Although it makes me a bit sad I don't have more time to visit amazing locations they write about
to Glamour magazine. I actually look forward to receiving every month.
just can't be bothered with organising and paying for it. Maybe I will get them for birthdays and hopefully they will just auto-renew by direct debit every year. The kind of thing I may pick up occasionally (or even never) but would read if a copy came through my door. I could get
Another music mag, I forget what actually still exists these days.
Sight & Sound
and I'm just about to subscribe to When Saturday Comes, great football mag only recently discovered when I bought it for the world cup wallchart.
Get a free Telegraph every weekend with my Waitrose shop
I love reading magazines and newspapers, more so than books. It's also nice having something with an editor/curator who picks what you read in their magazine, as I find the internet just too overwhelming and distracting with little quality control on articles.
Sight and Sound
Now I just get the Blizzard. It's a great size for bus reading and the cardboard wallet keeps it safe from getting bashed in my bag.
I mean WSC is about £4 and there really isn't a lot to it. I bought it for the wall chart and usually get it once or twice in the year. it just doesn't seem terribly great value.
I always completely forget about my current sub to blizzard as its quarterly. Only just got my world cup issue. Totally pumped :)
also quite hard to find sometimes. I'm sick of asking staff in WH Smiths where Wire is only to be given Wired.
Read it once. It goes straight in the bin now. Can't understand a grown man who'd want to read their football team's official magazine.
I had a subscription until recently but I'm too broke to continue it.
Also end up getting Wired every few months if there's something good in there and if I have a long train journey I usually end up picking up something like Huck, .Inc, MIT Tech Review or F@st Company.
Until I realised how many half-read issues I'd built up, which made me realise how 70% of it is god-awfully boring and unreadable.
Have recently picked up WSC(World Cup wall chart issue!), London Review of Books (ooh err), "Electronic Beats" (was free, and not half bad either), and a lovely graffiti magazine specialising in trains.
I don't really rate enough of the content in any of the main politico magazines to buy either of them regularly, I wish there was a better calibre of news/current affairs magazine available.
The BBC cooking one whatever that's called
Scooby Doo for mini SF
Careless Talk Costs Lives
Real shame it went.
by the shitter
for getting me into lots of bands I love.
I still buy it from time to time to find some good new music.
bjp is too expensive and not value for money. loads of issues now are pretty much just like looking at tumblr/flickr.
music: not bought the wire in two years.
film: not bought sight and sound in about a year. rather just follow some film blogs for an idea of whats coming out/reissues.
fashion: not bought i-d in about three years. buy vogue when it's £2 for something to read when travelling and glamour if it has a good free gift. occasionally buy a copy of vogue paris when there's something nice in there and i'm not skint (once a year?). used to buy vogue italia's september issues because they had so many pictures.
have bought both issues of cherry bombe (bit twee, alright interviews, v. expensive) and still buy, on average, every other issue of the gentlewoman.
want a magazine that:
a) is interviews with 'creative professionals' and stuff but isn't wanky indie shite like kinfolk, oh comely or frankie.
b) is representative of the uk highstreet/previews of what is in store that isn't racist like company (fuck off with your headdresses and bindis and bloggers) or celebrity-heavy like look magazine
c) small reviews of all new music, a bit like the review section of the wire.
d) crafts and projects that aren't too twee/pointless, just crochet/knitting, £10 an issue or too difficult to do with arthritic hands.
bought 'northern correspondent' recently and would probably like that more if it was cheaper, longer and only longform articles on the north east (bit about joyriding, bit about novel/lee halpin, big about pigeons, bit about tina gharavi).
in general i want magazines that are focused on actual written content and not illustration/type/print. i care more about reading something for entertainment than i do looking at your bloody adobe illustrator work.
NOT ASKING FOR MUCH, THEN.
oh yeah graphic design graduates are the saviours of print journalism aren't they. forgot that magazines post their articles online.
Might get a subscription to Foreign Affairs as well because the quality and intelligence of writing on international relations in there is brilliant.
sometimes get wire when i'm feeling a bit curious/optimistic but i almost never bother reading it.