Saturday, January 10, 2009


I don't read near as many magazines as I once did. At one point, I couldn't get through a month without going through Rolling Stone and Spin cover to cover, among others. I even added Wired to the monthly list for a while.

Eventually, though, I sort of fell out of love with magazines. The stories got shorter and the details more superficial. Nowadays, it seems most magazines are ADD fests with nothing that will take longer than a few minutes to skim through. You wind up spending more time looking at the pictures than reading the story. Which is just as well, because most of the stories don't say much more than a pro athlete says after winning a game.

Nowadays, when I do pick up a magazine, it's usually either Harper's or Poets and Writers. At least they have articles you can sink your teeth into. I also subscribe to taddle creek but it's hard to count a mag that only comes out a couple times a year.

Well, it's time to go fold some laundry. I go travelling tomorrow so I want to get some sleep. So long all.


Barbara Bruederlin said...

Oh sure, diss magazines now that they are my livelihood! Actually, I am astounded at how badly written many of them are, as well. I hope to keep adding badly written articles to the mix myself.

John Mutford said...

I still enjoy National Geographic and Mental Floss from time to time. I always plan to pick up a MAD Magazine again, but never make the commitment.