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message 1: by Aynge (last edited Jan 23, 2011 04:43PM) (new)

Aynge (ayngemac) | 1202 comments I used to justify my subscriptions because it's so much cheaper than buying them at the newstand, but I began to notice that all the crap in the women's magazines just get recycled over and over. ("New Trend For Fall: Red Lips!" Come on now.) The last time I flipped through Vogue (Sept 10 700 pager), there were only three outfits in it I liked. THREE. Feathers? Open toe boots? Seriously?

Plus they pile up so fast.

So these days I only subscribe to two: Real Simple and Popular Mechanics.


message 2: by Lobstergirl, el principe (new)

Lobstergirl | 24357 comments Mod
The New Yorker and Elle Decor.


message 3: by Helena (new)

Helena | 1058 comments I used to love Bazaar magazine but stopped for the same reasons- the clothes were ridiculous. Winter coats with short sleeves? So I can go buy extra long elbow length gloves? Doesn’t work in Canada-neither would the open toe boots! I used to get a tattoo magazine all the time too- I love looking at tattoos.

I currently subscribe to Canadian Living (good recipes), National Geographic and Geographic Kids.


message 4: by Jonathan (new)

Jonathan Lopez | 4728 comments The New Yorker is the only magazine or newspaper that I still prefer in print rather than online. Other than that, I subscribe to a few art magazines that aren't available in their complete form (or promptly) on the web.


message 5: by Dan (new)

Dan (akagunslinger) I get Mental_Floss and Missouri Conservationist.


message 6: by Lobstergirl, el principe (new)

Lobstergirl | 24357 comments Mod
I have let lapse within the past 6 months: Architectural Digest and W. W was a replacement for Domino which went under in the Great Magazine Killoff of 2009.


message 7: by Aynge (new)

Aynge (ayngemac) | 1202 comments I love Mental Floss but it only comes out 6 times a year. I just go to their website now.


message 8: by Mary (new)

Mary (madamefifi) I subscribe to The New Yorker and Glamour. I used to have a guilty-pleasure subscription to People but I let it lapse when I realized that I didn't know who any of the "people" are anymore.


message 9: by Lobstergirl, el principe (new)

Lobstergirl | 24357 comments Mod
I miss getting The New York Review of Books but I can't have them piling up, because it is impossible for me to throw them out. A small number of their articles are free online, so there's that.


message 10: by Suefly (new)

Suefly | 620 comments I have Shape, Psychology Today,and Rhode Island Monthly as my monthly subscriptions. And (blushing) I subscribed to Playboy as a gift for the hubby, but he recently told me he doesn't care for mag. Great, just great! :-0


message 11: by Lobstergirl, el principe (new)

Lobstergirl | 24357 comments Mod
You wish he did like Playboy?


message 12: by Suefly (last edited Jan 23, 2011 08:54PM) (new)

Suefly | 620 comments Ummm, I guess I thought it would be a fun gift for him? I don't care for nor do I buy hard core porn (to each their, it's just not my taste) I thought PB was kitchy, more pg-13 then full on porn. Apparently my idea of sexy and fun is different from a man's.

I told (a male friend) the hub's reaction. He laughed at me and asked if the hub was 12. I was not amused.


message 13: by Janice (new)

Janice (jamasc) The last magazine that I subscribed to was "Quilters Home", but I dropped the subscription when Mark Lipinski left.

It seems that many of the magazines get lost in the mail, making it more expensive than buying off the rack.


message 14: by Lobstergirl, el principe (new)

Lobstergirl | 24357 comments Mod
I used to get Hockey Digest, Sports Illustrated, Utne Reader, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, Lingua Franca, and probably Vogue Knitting. And when I was a teenager I got Scientific American.


Stacia (the 2010 club) (stacia_r) I used to get People and Cooking Light, but it's been a couple of years. Maybe when I get my Nook color I'll look into getting an esubscription.


message 16: by Lobstergirl, el principe (new)

Lobstergirl | 24357 comments Mod
I used to get Harper's.


message 17: by janine (new)

janine | 7715 comments i used to have a subscription for filosofie magazine. i might get it again, when they offer a nice gift with the subscription.


message 18: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 13815 comments I get Dressage Today and Practical Horseman. I got Paste for a long time until they stopped the print mag. I sometimes subscribe to Performing Songwriter, but more often not. When my sister lived with us she got Giant Robot and Bitch and Mother Jones, all of which I enjoy.
I grew up with subscriptions to the New Yorker, Harper's, Utne Reader, Atlantic Monthly, and Fantasy & Science Fiction, all of which I still love reading.

As a teenager I subscribed to Rolling Stone and Spin. I was given subscriptions to Sassy and Seventeen; liked Sassy, hated Seventeen. I will not admit that from the ages of 12-15 I had a subscription to Circus and tried to teach myself drums (on a drum machine, ack) from Lars Ulrich's column.


message 19: by Jonathan (new)

Jonathan Lopez | 4728 comments Mag rack in the hall:




Jackie "the Librarian" | 8993 comments Nice rack, Jonathan. ;)


message 21: by Clara (new)

Clara | 25 comments Well I don't subscribe to magazines but I buy Woman's World and Woman's Day at the newstand. I am a hoarder, my friends gives me her old magazines when she's done with them. I have no time to read all of them, so they pile up... HELP!!!


message 22: by Phil (new)

Phil | 11694 comments Magazines? No.

I have maybe a two-year backlog of woodworking magazines to catch up on when time permits. I canceled everything because I wasn't keeping up.


message 23: by Jonathan (new)

Jonathan Lopez | 4728 comments Jackie "the Librarian" wrote: "Nice rack, Jonathan. ;)"

Hah. You're the first person who has ever said that to me, Jackie. Thanks!


message 24: by Dr. Detroit (last edited Jan 24, 2011 11:31AM) (new)

Dr. Detroit | 6031 comments Clara wrote: "Well I don't subscribe to magazines but I buy Woman's World and Woman's Day at the newstand. I am a hoarder, my friends gives me her old magazines when she's done with them. I have no time to rea..."

My wife buys "Woman's World" all the time. Is it just me or does every cover story read something like this: "I lost 38 pounds in one month on the methadone and cigarettes diet" with a photo of the newly-svelte subject either showing how much extra space she has in the waist of her pants or holding a tape measure?


Jackie "the Librarian" | 8993 comments Jonathan wrote: "Jackie "the Librarian" wrote: "Nice rack, Jonathan. ;)"

Hah. You're the first person who has ever said that to me, Jackie. Thanks!"


Believe me, I don't say it that often either, Jonathan!
I like the white bead board. :)


message 26: by Sally, la reina (new)

Sally (mrsnolte) | 17346 comments Mod
I love magazines and once subscribed to a plethora of them. Now all we have were gifted to us: Weekly Standard, Mad, and Parents. I'd rather have Sunset, Traveler, and Mothering.


message 27: by Clara (new)

Clara | 25 comments Clark wrote: "Clara wrote: "Well I don't subscribe to magazines but I buy Woman's World and Woman's Day at the newstand. I am a hoarder, my friends gives me her old magazines when she's done with them. I have ..."

Clark wrote: "Clara wrote: "Well I don't subscribe to magazines but I buy Woman's World and Woman's Day at the newstand. I am a hoarder, my friends gives me her old magazines when she's done with them. I have ..."


message 28: by Clara (new)

Clara | 25 comments Clark you're right. But the articles and recipes are wonderful. You should look inside them when the wife isn't around lol...


message 29: by Jammies (new)

Jammies I don't think MS World counts, since I don't pay for it, but that's the only magazine I receive monthly.

My mom has a friend who gets secondhand copies of Vanity Fair, then passes them on to Mom, who then gives them to me. I read all of them, but it means I'm about 9-10 months behind. On the one hand, I love that VF is one of America's few remaining news sources dedicated to real research, on the other hand, the extravagantly ostentatious conspicous consumption in the advertisements makes me deeply uncomfortable. Erm, in short, I like reading 'em, but wouldn't pay for 'em!


message 30: by Sally, la reina (new)

Sally (mrsnolte) | 17346 comments Mod
The stories are great in VF.


message 31: by Dr. Detroit (new)

Dr. Detroit | 6031 comments Clara wrote: "Clark you're right. But the articles and recipes are wonderful. You should look inside them when the wife isn't around lol..."

Don't tell anyone, but I do...


message 32: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia Paschen | 7137 comments We take a ton of magazines. Kids at our local middle school sell subscriptions as a fundraiser and I always bite. Bon Appetit, Food and Wine, Vegetarian Times (which I don't enjoy, got it for my daughter) Atlantic Monthly, more.


message 33: by Lobstergirl, el principe (new)

Lobstergirl | 24357 comments Mod
Jackie "the Librarian" wrote: "Nice rack, Jonathan. ;)"

Hee hee.


message 34: by Lobstergirl, el principe (new)

Lobstergirl | 24357 comments Mod
Jonathan wrote: "Mag rack in the hall:

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The hall of your home? Did Martha Stewart do your interior design? It's very professional looking. What is the Bvrlington Magazine?


message 35: by Jonathan (new)

Jonathan Lopez | 4728 comments Lobstergirl wrote: "The hall of your home? Did Martha Stewart do your interior design? It's very professional looking. What is the Bvrlington Magazine?"

Yes, my home; no, Martha is out my league. (I think the magazine rack was a Pottery Barn item.)

The Burlington Magazine is an art journal, especially strong in its coverage of Old Masters: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Burl...


message 36: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia Paschen | 7137 comments My new favorite magazine: Lapham's Quarterly. My dad (journalist, like moi) gave it to me for Christmas. I think they've only been around for four years. It is absolutely gorgeous. My first issue has the theme "celebrity."


message 37: by Jonathan (new)

Jonathan Lopez | 4728 comments Lapham's Quarterly is great. A lot of it is "curated" content from the public domain, but they also commission some excellent original articles. I have a friend who writes for them pretty frequently.


message 38: by Clara (new)

Clara | 25 comments Clark wrote: "Clara wrote: "Clark you're right. But the articles and recipes are wonderful. You should look inside them when the wife isn't around lol..."

Don't tell anyone, but I do..."


Ah ah!! I knew it!!!


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