About a year ago I started getting teenagers at my door, claiming to be from an "inner city", out here to get people to buy magazine subscriptions so they can have a better life, etc etc obvious scam etc. In the past month it's ramped up and last week I've had three of these guys at my door. My question isn't so much how can I get them to stop - they're not scary or anything - but how can I help these kids get out of this scheme without giving them money? [more inside]
I would like to submit some for publication, with or without compensation. [more inside]
This cover of the Police Gazette magazine references "supermarket sex" (?) being invented by a particular "gangster". Who were they referring to? [more inside]
Quarterly Essay is mentioned here and sounds really interesting. I've read The American Interest, The Economist and Foreign Affairs while stuck in airports, and currently subscribe to Z Magazine. What other political / current affairs exist and how would they be described (format / political position)?
When I was a kid, I got Ranger Rick and Dynamite and Highlights and Cricket and a bunch of other magazines in my name, and it was thrilling for me. Well, Christmas time is rolling around and I have a couple of new kids in my life, a girl age 5 and a boy age 8, and I'd like to get them actual physical magazine subscriptions because that's fun and exciting. What kids magazines actually still exist today as physical get-in-the-mail products? Im looking for a wide range of interests so I can work from a broad pool of possibilities.
I have a friend who's going through a really tough chemotherapy regimen and can't leave the house much, so she's bored to tears. I'm collecting some light entertainment to send her over the next few months, both for at home and for the hours of chemo. [more inside]
I'm looking for newsy/magaziney/commentary/journalism websites with good, interesting, even inventive, uses of annotation (more interested in notes made by authors/editors than comments by readers, but that is also interesting!) in their articles. Grantland's use of annotation is a good example. Thanks for any tips!
I'm on a mission to purge unwanted objects and things from my life. A substantial chunk of these things comprise of print magazines, mostly architecture, design, music and technology related. So what do I do with them? [more inside]
Where can I buy a copy of the NY Review of Books? I've been to a few stores and haven't seen it. Extra points for someplace in walking distance of Marginal Way.
Searching for stuff about news for teens tends to get, well, news stories about teens or teeny-bopper mags. Please tell me about a good online news site aimed at teens that covers stuff like politics, the economy, international relations, etc. Does it exist? Teachers or librarians, can you help? [more inside]
There are a lot of books about the New Yorker (Gone: The Last Days of the New Yorker; Remembering Mr. Shawn's New Yorker; Here but Not Here; About Town: The New Yorker and the World It Made). What behind-the-scenes, inside baseball books are there about New York , the New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, the NY Review of Books, Texas Monthly, The Atlantic, and other prominent feature-oriented magazines?
Hi, I'm not utterly delighted w. The Economist's general tone and editorial leanings, but they don't strike me as horrid and I like all the free content -- seemingly at least most of the weekly magazine -- via the app. Any recommendations for other good app-based magazines w. lots of free downloadable content? I'm mostly looking for news/current events/entertainment content, but I'm open. Thank you for taking a moment to help me.
I'm a college sophomore and I want to be well-informed about the world. Which periodical should I subscribe to? Requirements: not US-centric, broad and well-written coverage. I'd love something like Lapham's Quarterly, but I'm also considering something that might condense important, current world news because it's hard to keep up with the newspapers. [more inside]
A long time ago, Time Magazine used to provide moderately thoughtful, longer form articles about current events and culture. For the past few decades, that niche has been filled for me by a mix of Harper's, The Atlantic, and The Economist. None of these are perfect, but they provide a nice mix of interesting content on a monthly basis. What else is out there that you'd recommend? It doesn't need to be print, online would work as well.
I'm going through my father's garage, and have come across two waist high piles of magazines from the 1970's, most likely waiting room material left over from when he owned a small business. They seem to mostly be "Woman's Day" and "Woman" magazines from 1970-1974. Should I separate the decent ones from the yellowing and crumbled ones, and try to sell them? [more inside]
I have a dozen old Omni magazines that I'd like to take better care of. They're over thirty years old now and the covers are starting to come off, the page edges are slightly worn, etc. Right now they're just standing on my bookshelf. I'd like to keep them in good condition but also be able to read them, without worrying too much that they'll be damaged in the process. Can they be rebound somehow? Should I just keep them in plastic sleeves, or is there another idea I haven't thought of?
We live in the UK, London: currently we subscribe to Harper's but are increasingly feeling like we just don't care about all the USA based content. And should be more interested in whats happening in the UK and Europe. Is there a good UK/Eurocentric equivalent that we could subscribe to? [more inside]
I have a digital subscription to the New Yorker. I love it dearly when I make time to read it. I haven't made the time in... about two years... and I would like to read the best articles I've missed in that time. So: which articles published in the New Yorker in 2012 and 2013 are absolute must-reads?
Green clan members: please help me identify those magazines / newspapers / quarterlies that have been (and probably still are) particularly prescient. [more inside]
Are there any magazines out there like Bitch or Bust, or Ms., but targeted toward the hetero-male gaze? I'm talking about magazines that hold values inherent in third-wave feminism in relation to current events, topics like bypassing heteronormativity, overcoming masculism, fighting homophobia, speaking out against domestic violence, working toward gender equality, supporting reproductive rights, ending rape culture, etc. Zines are also ok. [more inside]
I want to submit my short story to the kind of literary magazine that I'd actually enjoy reading. Do you have any suggestions? [more inside]
How can I assemble a complete list of Joan Didion's uncollected works? [more inside]
Am I (a Canadian in Canada) able to access the digital editions of magazines to which I subscribe? If so, how? [more inside]
What publications give solid advantages in which lines of work when read regularly? A few examples might be McKinsey when read by HR managers, A List Apart when read by designers, Hacker News when read by programmers, and Poynter when read by journalists. What else is there in these fields and in others that puts a person ahead?
Dunno if it exists - I'm looking for a searchable periodical database that will let me scour say, all magazines put out by X publisher, for a particular phrase. I see Google Scholar, but not something that lets me search typical magazines (Like Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Wired, etc). Does it exist? If so, point the way! (I realize I could try going to sites of each individual magazine and seeing if they will let me search all their online back issues). Thanks mefiters. : )
What to do when your daughter has outgrown New Moon Girls, but you don't want to buy her a subscription to Seventeen or Teen Vogue? What magazines would you recommend for young teenage women that have fun quizzes (and probably sell stuff) and that aren't too heavy on literature or academic rhetoric? (Not that she can't read them, it's just that I know that's not what she's looking for, and she's smart enough to know when I'm pushing "school" stuff towards her.)
I work for a small literary magazine. The incoming managing editor wants us to have a magazine app for tablets that appears on those virtual magazine racks. Is this a good idea, and if so what's the best way to do this? [more inside]
Why does Andrey Yefimitch, in Chekhov's *Ward No. 6*, read the last pages of The Doctor first? [more inside]
Cold-contacting editors and publishers in Austin and elsewhere: I want to return to freelancing after several years away from the field. Problem is, my previous freelance jobs all came from lucky, completely random meetings with editors and networking based on that luck, in another city. Please help me strategize so I can make a good impression on editors I haven't met in person! [more inside]
More than a decade's worth of Saveur magazines. What to do? [more inside]
We've got too many magazines -- how to store them for collecting purposes, but also keep them accessible for reading and research? [more inside]
So this has been bothering me for a while: I am living in Germany and had and have some subscriptions to US Magazines (Wired, Locus, NY Times Magazine). Why do they have this strange formatting where they interrupt articles in the middle and continue them on the end of the magazine? No German or other European magazines I came across do this and its uncomfortable to read. Is it some kind of remnant from ancient times, where every section had a predetermined allowance for pages and once an article exceeded its allowance the rest got tucked onto the end?
You guys are always supersmart and up-to-date with this kinda stuff. Help this semi-retired print designer understand the tablet/mobile magazine biz! [more inside]
Please recommend ads free inspiring magazines for middle school age kids. [more inside]
Are there any magazines for anglophiles and francophiles? Google not helpful. [more inside]
What magazines / newsletters should an businessperson / entrepreneur in D.C. subscribe to in order to get connected? [more inside]
Last year, I got my mom (a dedicated Northeastern liberal) subscriptions to several liberal magazines for Christmas. She loves Mother Jones hugely, and is OK on American Prospect and The Nation. This year, I want to renew the magazines she likes and send her more as well. The Atlantic is definitely in the mix, but are there others that I'm missing? Liberal books are good as well. [more inside]
What are the best pieces of music journalism/criticism that were written in 2012? [more inside]
Sometime before the summer of 2000, Inquest Gamer magazine (the collectible card game/role-playing game offshoot of Wizard, originally just called Inquest) ran a pair of articles listing 100 movies you should watch and 100 books you should read in order to improve your DMing ability. I'd like to read those lists again. Does anyone know which issues had them? [more inside]
I want to subscribe to a news publication, printed on paper, that will be delivered in the (United States) mail (remember that? neat service!). I'm looking for your recommendations for something that will make me happy in a few different ways: [more inside]
iPad print media: What books and magazines make use of the iPad's technology to make them more than just zoom in/out digital reproductions of the print version? [more inside]
Can anyone tell me how much Dollars and Sense magazine pays its freelance writers? [more inside]
What're your favorite photography blogs, forums, and magazines that focus on the craft and practice?
What're your favorite photography blogs, forums, and magazines that focus on the craft and practice? [more inside]
I"ve collected 1200+ magazines since 2005. The intention was to use them as reference when freelance writing for specific publications. [more inside]
Want to sign up my dad for a Spanish language magazine subscription, but seems like there is limited variety. Which Spanish language magazines do you know of? [more inside]
With holiday gift guides in magazines, what is the process like? [more inside]
What publication is the sociology equivalent of the Economist? [more inside]