What magazine should I subscribe to? I'd like it to make me think but not about politics. I also want it to be fun, so quarterly reviews are probably not the solution. Some more details inside.
My dad got me a subscription to Wired
, and it's just about the most boring thing I can imagine reading. The articles are all surface and no depth. Something like (now defunct) Omni
would be perfect. I had a subscription to Seed
the first year it came out, but the last couple times I've picked it up it felt like Wired
retread. (Should I give it another change?) I've had a subscription to Science News
in the past, but I'm not sure I can keep up with a bi-weekly magazine.
This all makes it sound like I'm only interested in science magazines - not so! If you have a suggestion for a pop culture rag that never ever runs weight loss or makeup articles, I would love to read it! I have a less strident stance against fashion spreads, but I'd rather they be kept to a minimum if absolutely necessary. I would also be interested in a cooking magazine, if it's mostly vegetarian and actually about cooking. Several years ago, I enjoyed a few issues of Esquire
I like the outdoors, cooking and reading fiction. My perfect magazine would leave me happier after reading it - not concerned for the state of the world. That's why I have the Internet. Something wacky like Fortean Times
might be completely awesome. A men's magazine would be fine. I am definitely not interested in reading political articles, so The Atlantic
and The New Yorker
are not for me. I'm also not interested in the Rebook/Cosmo/Good Housekeeping type magazines. I am probably not interested in music magazines. I already receive Smithsonian.
I live in the US, so international magazines will probably kill me on postage.