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(besides Private Eye)
don't expect help on a tyoooosday
Must be all killer, no filler, right?
Informative and interesting without bias.
I wasn't respecting their right to ignorance enough. My bad.
with a lovely girl posing with a USB stick on the front
Smug, unfunny pants.
The joke pages and the gossip about tabloid newspaper staff are utter shite.
Excellent property porn, interesting articles about art and antiques , wildlife/ sheepdogs and what not. There is also a kind of 'debutante of the fortnight' feature too.
As is When Saturday Comes (and The Blizzard if we can count that)
and I hate football
I've bought it about 4 times and it's never raised a smile once
NO magazine on the market is high brow enough. Even the London Review of Books is pretty Guardian-y when it comes to comment pieces and Prospect, although it's trying to do the right thing, just doesn't manage to nail it somehow.
buy some journals, not magazines.
I'm enjoying Sight & Sound a lot more now it's toned down the highbrow stuff a little bit and become more magazine-y.
The digital iPad version is really nice to read and navigate.
It does seem very lightweight in terms of content these days mind compared to the golden days of old. Budget cuts I guess and possibly a dearth of decent, recent games?
But I'm quite enjoying reading arange of magazines for free on a tablet in the Zinio app via my local library service.
There's not enough editing goes on on the internet. And being partially/totally unable to click through to something and have it sitting there in a new tab is a nicely relaxing way to read.
Basically, the internet made me forget how good magazines are.
Zinio is ace
Costs a bomb for a magazine, but the content is top drawer. Consistently brilliant coverage of all forms of cycling.
And based on your other two calls, I've got high hopes.
Both have their fair share of flim flam in them on account of being weekly publications (the Spectator more so) but they're both a decent read on balance.
Imagine the monthlies are where the real quality is for mags. Hard to do that for a topical publication mind.
Will Self columns, interesting pieces on inequality and their music coverage is always great (Kate Mossman should win all the writing awards - she's like the British Sasha Frere-Jones).
Where else can I get at least one high quality photo of an old man sitting in front of a modular synth without fail every month
Sight and Sound is great makes me feel very uncultured.
Use to love Filter magazine but it's an utter nightmare to source.
It scratches my yearn for learn in easy language and with a tone of being schooled by some expert down the pub where you mainly nod but say the odd thing to prove you're vaguely aware of the subject matter and feel good about yourself.
Also, their political stance is overt whilst simultaneously baffling to me.
is left wing or right winh
which is genuinely brilliant, I'd say Prog is always worth a read. For a magazine that interviews Rick Wakeman, it does have surprisingly good taste in music around at the moment.
especially when you get the profanisaurus. recent personal favourite was gromble
british journal of photography
read a good one about guns the other day with so many articles about dogs and ferrets.
don't buy magazines anymore cause i can't afford it
hate all of the music ones exept the wire although i haven't bought it in about two years i'm pretty sure it hasn't changed
used to always read bjp, creative review and sight and sound in the library. i hate all of the film ones (including little white lies) but i don't mind sight and sound if it has an interesting spread/in depth article but, again, haven't bought it in about two years.
fashion ones are more predictable now (i guess that's to do with sales figures slumping. dazed and i-d are too obsessed with tumblr/internet culture and all of the whimiscal ones can fuck off). the gentlewoman used to have really good interviews, haven't bought any issues since the beyoncé cover (which i also got sent another copy of, weirdly). another magazine actually had some good writing in as well.
there's this new one that focuses on the north east but there isn't enough focus on the north east (mainly newcastle) and they seem to miss the point of things with a lot of their articles and a lot of it is published elsewhere online, and being someone who has lived in poverty in newcastle, a lot of it seems a bit poverty porn - they had a man who owns a big business try to defend walker riverside and say it's not run down (it is and there is lots of dissused land) because there's ONE sucessful business in the area. there was an article on why there aren't any big supermarkets in walker - we don't have any supermarkets in walker because they wouldn't make enough profit because shops cost money to build, run, stock, insure and staff whereas people in jesmond can afford to spend loads and do multiple 'big' shops and there'd be more footfall/the area is visited by more than locals because there's money and business in the area. http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2015/feb/11/how-supermarkets-choose-where-open-close-tesco
then the editor is about to launch Avaunt, an adventuring magazine. Saw early proofs yesterday and it looks beautifully put together.
is that like people with beards who go in the forest like this http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Outsiders-New-Outdoor-Creativity/dp/3899555139
photo of a capsized iceberg in there might be the coolest thing in nature i've ever seen.
for people rich enough to be able to consider actually going to those places