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Magazines You Read/Subscribe to

Postby Sir_Elderberry » Sun Aug 17, 2008 2:25 am UTC

The Psychology Today thread made me wonder, what does xkcd read as far as magazines? I get The Economist (awesome news magazine imo) and I used to get New Scientist but that's lapsed. I liked NS but I felt they had a tendency to go a bit overboard on their cover stories. What I mean is that a lot of them seemed to be somebody's random new physics TOE or some newly theorized cosmic phenomena. Those are cool, but I seem to remember that they were overdoing it.

Anyway, what do you guys read, if anything?
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Re: Magazines You Read/Subscribe to

Postby Izawwlgood » Sun Aug 17, 2008 2:30 am UTC

Harpers, Atlantic Monthly, The Republican, Seed, SciAm, National Geographic, Science News, Victoria's Secret... You know... The usual.

Um, what else... Bikes 'n 'hos, Gun's And Ammo, Nintendo Power...
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Postby JayDee » Sun Aug 17, 2008 2:44 am UTC

Most of the magazine-type reading I do, I do online. That said, there are a couple I pick up on occasion. For movies I pick up Empire every now and then, and I've been getting Film's decade specials. I tend to get Australian Sky and Telescope during summer, and learn to spot one new thing in the sky per year. A Linux [something or other] magazine sometimes for the cover-disc. I used to enjoy Hyper for gaming, but the internet does a much better job for that.

Retro Gamer I've been tempted to subscribe to. I love that they do full two-page spreads of a single screenshot from and 8-bit game. Glorious.
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Re: Magazines You Read/Subscribe to

Postby poxic » Sun Aug 17, 2008 2:58 am UTC

SciAm, mostly, everything they publish. (Fangirl blush.) What can I say? I like my reading to have minimal human hellishness, and nearly-pure science fits the bill.

SA Mind is all about the human, but minimises the hellishness. :wink:
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Re: Magazines You Read/Subscribe to

Postby semicarbazone » Sun Aug 17, 2008 3:14 am UTC

I read science magazine often because I see it laying around at my job, which inspired me to subscribe to SA and SA mind last week

So neither have been delivered yet, nor do I expect them to be for another few weeks, but I'm looking forward to it.
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Re: Magazines You Read/Subscribe to

Postby Jahoclave » Sun Aug 17, 2008 8:51 am UTC

Well, PCGamer is the only one I have a subscription to. But I tend to hit up the University and English Department libraries for literary magazines and journals.

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Postby cypherspace » Sun Aug 17, 2008 11:38 am UTC

New Scientist and Private Eye. Occasionally GamesTM. But always the first two.
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Re: Magazines You Read/Subscribe to

Postby b.i.o » Sun Aug 17, 2008 3:21 pm UTC

The Nation is about the only one I ever read off line--and I read that online when I'm not at home (which is most of the time).

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Re: Magazines You Read/Subscribe to

Postby cathrl » Sun Aug 17, 2008 6:29 pm UTC

National Geographic is the only magazine I subscribe to (or, indeed, buy) and I read it cover to cover. I just don't have time to keep up with a weekly.

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Re: Magazines You Read/Subscribe to

Postby nysha » Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:29 pm UTC

Make and Cooking for Two are my favorites. Both give me something to do when I'm bored.
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Re: Magazines You Read/Subscribe to

Postby Oort » Tue Aug 19, 2008 2:55 am UTC

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Scientific America
American Scientist
Science News
New Scientist
Science (rare)
Wired
Time
Newsweek

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Postby Joeldi » Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:26 pm UTC

I was subscribed to Hyper for a few years even though I never actually had enough money to buy any games. I like reading reviews and hearing about new scientific milestones, but I mostly find enough on those online.
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Re: Magazines You Read/Subscribe to

Postby Decker » Thu Aug 21, 2008 4:14 pm UTC

Popular Science
The New Yorker
Consumer Report and PC Magazine when I see them in the campus library.
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Postby Alpha Omicron » Thu Aug 21, 2008 7:37 pm UTC

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Scientific American
High Times
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Maclean's
Wired
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Re: Magazines You Read/Subscribe to

Postby shortbus » Sat Aug 23, 2008 6:34 pm UTC

SciAm, PopSci occasionally, Discover, MaximumPC, and I'll pick up a car magazine every now and then.

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Postby Kendo_Bunny » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:16 pm UTC

Personally? Gourmet, Saveur, Prevention, and Shape. I also read National Geographic and Smithsonian, sometimes Popular Science, and sometimes Consumer Reports.

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Postby kellsbells » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:20 pm UTC

Mmm, mostly SciAm and mental_floss.
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Postby Pirate.Bondage » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:22 pm UTC

I read the car magazines my dad gets, anything that has to do with MOPAR or Mustangs. Can't think of any specific titles at the moment.
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Re: Magazines You Read/Subscribe to

Postby Alder » Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:29 am UTC

Pianist magazine, because I teach it.

And New Scientist when it catches my eye.
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Re: Magazines You Read/Subscribe to

Postby Sulla158 » Sun Aug 31, 2008 2:41 am UTC

I subscribe to Wired, used to get Electronic Gaming Monthly but I let that die, I also bought one copy of SEED a science magazine and liked it, but I haven't decided to subscribe yet.
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Postby zomgmouse » Sun Nov 16, 2008 3:43 am UTC

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Postby Alpha Omicron » Sun Nov 16, 2008 9:32 pm UTC

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Postby rustedneurons » Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:18 am UTC

Atomic, but I'm not a subscriber. I'll get round to that eventually.

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Postby Chfan » Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:33 pm UTC

Mental_floss. I can't get enough stupid trivia.
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Re: Magazines You Read/Subscribe to

Postby Jessica » Mon Nov 17, 2008 11:26 pm UTC

when I goto the airport, I generally pick up the latest PC gamer to keep me busy. That's about the only one I semi-regularly read.

My roommate had had subscriptions to the economist.
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Postby Libertine » Tue Nov 18, 2008 8:46 am UTC

L'Officiel, Nylon, Scientific American are all occasional reads
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Re: Magazines You Read/Subscribe to

Postby TheAmazingRando » Wed Nov 19, 2008 7:23 am UTC

The only magazine I subscribe to is the New Yorker, but I read the Economist occasionally as well.

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Postby Various Varieties » Fri Nov 28, 2008 12:51 am UTC

Though there have been lots of magazines and comics of which I've made a point of buying every issue, I have never had a postal subscription. From comments by people who do take out subscriptions, for every person who gets issues a few days early, there's someone else who's left waiting weeks. I've never had a problem finding issues in WH Smith's or supermarkets, so I've had no reason to change.

- Edge (every issue)
- Empire (almost every issue - this month's is the first I've chosen to skip in years)
- Private Eye
- New Scientist/Scientific American (only recently started buying the latter. I get whichever looks most interesting upon a quick flick through.)
- Q/Mojo/Uncut (depending on whether there are specific features I want to read, or an interesting cover CD)

And the Radio Times!

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Postby Dobblesworth » Fri Nov 28, 2008 1:13 am UTC

- PC Gamer UK
- New Scientist
- Private Eye
- (White Dwarf)

When travelling long distances, e.g. InterCity Rail, by plane, few hundred miles by car, I am 99% certain that at least one point on the trip will involve a dash into WHSmith and picking up one of the above. Mostly one or more of the top three, haven't read the fourth in ages as, while I do collect WH40k, WD is rather harsh on the wallet and never 100% relevant in content.
So yeh, seems like I read what everyone else does. I can't really think of any others, except maybe region-specifics like Scientific American or PC Gamer US if I'm in the States for example.
Not subscribed to any though. I keep meaning to, and I did hold a year's subscription to an incarnation of the official UK Nintendo magazine, which I stopped bothering with when I moved on to WoW and when repeated buy-outs by publishers resulted in various relaunches of the same god-damn wheel.

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Re: Magazines You Read/Subscribe to

Postby Babbler » Fri Nov 28, 2008 6:53 am UTC

I bought Scientific American, Discover and National Geographic in past, but lately I stopped the last year or so. I had a rule where I by SciAm if they got two or more articles I really like; since a redesign, they reduced the number of articles, so I just don't buy them as often. I read some of the news magazines almost exclusively online. I also read newspapers in the university library almost daily, but that's also on the wane for me.

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Postby The Rumpled Academic » Sat Nov 29, 2008 1:50 pm UTC

The only magazine I subscribe to is Arthur (http://www.arthurmag.com/) ~ you know you've got something special when you have a beautiful, meandering, 6-page interview with Joanna Newsom right next to an instructional article telling you how to siphon gas from SUV's. ^_^

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Re: Magazines You Read/Subscribe to

Postby GabrielF » Sun Dec 14, 2008 12:13 am UTC

The only magazine I subscribe to is the New Yorker, which I read on the train. I think it has the best writing out there. There are some culture articles that I have no interest in (a recent piece on bargain stores in NYC comes to mind) but there's usually something brilliant.

I used to get the Economist and loved the coverage of places and topics that you wouldn't ordinarily hear about (such as small countries in Africa). I don't really have time for it anymore.

The New York Times Magazine usually has some neat stuff in it.

I like the Wired blogs but I don't read much of the magazine online for some reason.

I should probably start reading Scientific American.

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Re: Magazines You Read/Subscribe to

Postby TheAmazingRando » Sun Dec 14, 2008 12:33 pm UTC

The thing with the New Yorker is, even if it's a subject you have no interest in, the articles do a great job of making you interested in it.

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Postby MaybeAndroid » Sun Dec 14, 2008 3:12 pm UTC

I don't read a lot of magazines, as it takes time away from reading books! Plus, most of them are a bit expensive to buy regularly if they have new issues every week. I used to subscribe to Wired, but they kept not sending me the issues, so now I just buy it in the store every month. I pick up New Scientist and Scientific American, depending on whether they have articles that interest me in them. I'd never heard of Seed until it was mentioned in this thread, but I checked out the website and it looked really interesting, so I may see if they have that in stock when I'm next in Borders.
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Postby Flying Betty » Sun Dec 14, 2008 6:00 pm UTC

I have a subscription to Newsweek and read Smithsonian when I get my hands on it (aka at my parents' house). I also pick up Games Magazine every now and then. And sometimes I read Glamour
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Postby HenryGifford » Sun Dec 14, 2008 9:08 pm UTC

I read Mad, Mac|Life (I'm sorry!!), Scientific American, and I love to pick up Linux/Mac Format, but it's far too expensive to buy regularly.

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Postby tin » Tue Dec 16, 2008 1:57 pm UTC

I used to buy the NME religiously, until I woke up one day and gained a taste in music. I've never had a subscription to any magazine really, but regulary pick up Creative Review, I.D and Vice.

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Re: Magazines You Read/Subscribe to

Postby Senefen » Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:18 pm UTC

SciAm, my Nan gets me a subscription for chirstmas every year.

I just started a summer cadetship and am working through a rather large pile of "Thats Life!" magazines at lunchtimes. :roll:

I'm too cheap to buy magazines usually.
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Re: Magazines You Read/Subscribe to

Postby ndansmith » Thu Dec 18, 2008 11:05 pm UTC

  • Newsweek
  • National Geographic

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Postby Jesse » Sun Dec 21, 2008 10:57 am UTC

NewScientist (Loves me some science)

Fortean Times (Good fuel for stories)


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