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What Magazines Do You Subscribe To ?

Post by Cosima__J » Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:10 pm

The magazines that a person regularly reads tell a lot about that person. For instance, what would it tell you about me if I were to subscribe to this offer I got in the mail today for a new magazine called "Angels On Earth"? The offer says " There's never been a magazine like this before! In each issue you'll read true-life stories of the miraculous intercession of angels here on earth." Now I just don't believe in "angels" (although plenty of people in the church we go to believe in them without question.) $14.95 for a year's worth.

I get TIME, Newsweek, National Geographic, Christian Science Monitor, The Economist, The Weekly Standard, National Review, Smithsonian, Scotland Magazine and American History Magazine. Plus the local newspaper. It's ridiculous! I don't have time to read them all! Plus I like to read books too.

So I'm curious about what ya'll subscribe to.

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Re: What Magazines Do You Subscribe To ?

Post by Ralph » Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:56 pm

A lot. Putting aside professional journals:

Time
Scientific American
Gramophone
BBC Music Magazine
Mind
Knowledge
Foreign Affairs
At least 6 or 8 Civil War and
military history magazines
Wired
Shutterbug
Popular Science
Popular Photography
American Anthropohagist
Archeology
Atlantic Monthly
New York review of Books

and there are more but I have a class to go teach. :)
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Re: What Magazines Do You Subscribe To ?

Post by jbuck919 » Thu Jul 01, 2010 4:39 pm

Ralph wrote:and there are more but I have a class to go teach. :)
Well at least we've seen the kind of elevated topic that will entice you back to post again. :)

I've dropped all my subscriptions except Architectural Digest, which, the way things are going, may not be long for this world.

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Re: What Magazines Do You Subscribe To ?

Post by Auntie Lynn » Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:22 pm

Architectural Digest (Paige Rense has great friends in this town) and Town and Country (all my friends are in it...)

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Re: What Magazines Do You Subscribe To ?

Post by Chalkperson » Fri Jul 02, 2010 1:20 am

Stereophile
The Absolute Sound
The New Yorker
Gramophone
BBC Music
Wired
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Re: What Magazines Do You Subscribe To ?

Post by Ricordanza » Fri Jul 02, 2010 5:52 am

The New Republic
Moment
Newsweek
Two daily newspapers (Philadelphia Inquirer and South Jersey Courier-Post)
Semi-regular on-line visits to the NY Times, Forward, and others

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Re: What Magazines Do You Subscribe To ?

Post by Istvan » Fri Jul 02, 2010 6:30 am

I have tried several monthlies over the years and for me the best by far is "Prospect". It does not try to impose a particular political slant, indeed it often lets both sides have a say. It is scrupulously edited so that even difficult subjects are made clear (it makes one feel more intelligent than one really is!) and is wide in scope and is never shallow and flashy in the way that what used to be known as "the top dailies" have become.
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Re: What Magazines Do You Subscribe To ?

Post by John F » Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:07 am

None, for years now. Used to have subscriptions to record magazines, Opera News, and computer magazines like PC Magazine, but no longer. Many are wholly or partly available online, giving me plenty to read, and I don't have to deal with all that paper.
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Re: What Magazines Do You Subscribe To ?

Post by jbuck919 » Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:23 am

John F wrote:None, for years now. Used to have subscriptions to record magazines, Opera News, and computer magazines like PC Magazine, but no longer. Many are wholly or partly available online, giving me plenty to read, and I don't have to deal with all that paper.
Not to mention the junk mail from being on so many mailing lists.

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Re: What Magazines Do You Subscribe To ?

Post by lennygoran » Fri Jul 02, 2010 1:49 pm

>So I'm curious about what ya'll subscribe to.<

Newsweek, Consumers Reports, New York Magazine, Horticulture, Fine Gardening, Vogue, Threads--the last 2 are strictly my wife's. Regards, Len

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Re: What Magazines Do You Subscribe To ?

Post by Ralph » Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:02 pm

jbuck919 wrote:
Ralph wrote:and there are more but I have a class to go teach. :)
Well at least we've seen the kind of elevated topic that will entice you back to post again. :)

I've dropped all my subscriptions except Architectural Digest, which, the way things are going, may not be long for this world.
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Re: What Magazines Do You Subscribe To ?

Post by Guitarist » Sat Jul 03, 2010 3:30 pm

Gramophone
ARG
Fanfare
Classical Guitar
Soundboard (guitar)
Stereophile
Time
Consumer Reports
Diabetes Forecast

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Re: What Magazines Do You Subscribe To ?

Post by RebLem » Sat Jul 03, 2010 5:10 pm

I have always been a slow reader. Very good comprehension rate, but really slow. On the ACT test for college entrance, on the scale of high school seniors entering college, which is basically what I was (I say "basically" because I worked for two years between high school and college, and took the ACT at the end of that period), I scored a 95th percentile in comprehension and a 6th percentile in speed. It hasn't changed much since.

I subscribe to Fanfare, BBC Music Magazine, and Consumer Reports. I used to subscribe to Cooks Illustrated, but now I just get the annual hardbound copy. I keep getting Foreign Affairs in the mail, though I do not recall ever subscribing. Occasionally I read an article from it. The subscription I am most ashamed of dropping is The Economist; my reading speed is so slow I just couldn't read a tenth of it every week. But it is, by far, the best weekly newsmagazine out there.

I also pick up a local free publication called The Weekly Alibi, which has lots of cultural news, local and state politics, and food and restaurant news and reviews. You can also read it online. Despite the fact that its free, its really a quality publication. One of my favorite features is a page on every city council meeting broken down into three columns: The Issue, in which the issue and the proposed ordinance or other measure designed to deal with it is briefly stated, a second column called The Council's Take, in which the positions of each of the nine councillors who expressed themselves on it is delineated, and a third column called The Reporter's Take, which often has a quite different orientation than that of the council's take.
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Re: What Magazines Do You Subscribe To ?

Post by Cosima__J » Sat Jul 03, 2010 9:50 pm

Reb, you're a liberal and I'm, well, not a liberal :) But I completely agree with you that The Economist is one of the best magazines currently in publication. I wish you would consider subscribing to it again, even if you just mainly read the Leaders. The cover story of the latest issue is "Cyberwar; The Threat From The Internet". The Leader notes that "cyberspace has become the fifth domain of warfare, after land, sea, air and space." Looking forward to reading the full article.

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Re: What Magazines Do You Subscribe To ?

Post by Ralph » Sun Jul 04, 2010 12:46 am

Oh and I'm reading the latest issue of National Geographic rght now.

And every issue of JAMA and The New England Journal of Medicine is delivered to my office.
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Re: What Magazines Do You Subscribe To ?

Post by Cyril Ignatius » Thu Jul 08, 2010 1:15 pm

The National Review and Opera News.
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