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    • CommentAuthorAkiramich
    • CommentTimeMay 19th 2011
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    I am a member of the IATSE union and get "professional courtesy" subscription offers for a really good price, so there are a few I get from that:

    Rolling Stone
    Money
    Wired
    GQ
    Mens Health
    Vanity Fair

    And lately I've been buying Juxtapose and I still buy Heavy Metal most months.
    • CommentAuthorespalier
    • CommentTimeMay 19th 2011
     (9878.22)
    Fine Woodworking
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      CommentAuthorFinagle
    • CommentTimeMay 19th 2011
     (9878.23)
    The Economist
    Harper's
    The Atlantic
    Bitch
    Newsweek (bathroom reading)
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    I just got my first issue in the mail today, I picked a magazine that covered both my girlfriend's interests and my own: Garden & Gun. It seems ok so far, 6 issues a year for under $7
    • CommentAuthormrmcdaniel
    • CommentTimeMay 19th 2011 edited
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    the Believer
    GQ(occasionally)
    Snob (Russian magazine)
    • CommentAuthordkostis
    • CommentTimeMay 19th 2011
     (9878.26)
    Skeptic Magazine.
    Zoetrope.
    McSweeney's.
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    Aperture
    Advanced Photoshop
    Cook's Illustrated
    Saveur
    Make
    • CommentAuthorNil
    • CommentTimeMay 20th 2011
     (9878.28)
    When I can afford them:

    Zero Tolerance for music. Mostly focused on extreme metal, but also covers some noise / industrial / power electronics stuff. The reviews aren't always great (I've seen a few where the reviewer obviously has a massive bias for / against a particular band) but they're obviously passionate about the music.

    Edge for videogames. This is mostly for train journeys. It feels like it's gone downhill in the last few years (or maybe I've grown up). Usually very well designed - even long after I stopped subscribing I've bought issues of this based on the cover alone. Focuses on the industry itself more than other mags I've seen - they had a thing for a while where they'd focus on a particular geographical location and do little profiles and stuff of all the different developers working around that area. I remember loving the column written by Toshihiro Nagoshi (producer of the Super Monkey Ball games, among other things), even if it was a bit patchy - one month would be all about how he loved designer shirts and expensive whisky, the next would be something genuinely interesting about how music influenced the track design in F-Zero GX.

    I used to buy both PC Gamer and PC Zone. PC Zone in particular was brilliant and very funny (see the Around the Net thread for more). The cover disks were always a big draw as well - back in the dark days of dialup downloading a 600MB demo was not fun. Now I get 99% of my gaming news from the excellent Rock, Paper, Shotgun. Doesn't help that my PC hasn't been upgraded in about six years and has less processing power than some smartphones, so I tend to play lots of indie stuff which the print mags don't cover in any great detail.

    My girlfriend regularly buys Bizarre, and my flatmate buys Total Film and Empire, so I guess I can count those.
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    Forgot: Lili also gets National Geographic.
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    ...is Private Eye a "magazine"?
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    Yes.
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    Amnesty's Mag + The New Humanist + infrequently Edge + infrequently Skeptic Mag + The DFC (magazine? probably not really) whilst it was still around.
    I'd buy more, but space, money and time are all annoying issues that I wish I could magic away.
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      CommentAuthorrickiep00h
    • CommentTimeMay 20th 2011
     (9878.33)
    Coilhouse is the only one I go out of my way to read/purchase/pimp. My wife, who works at Sweetwater Sound, regularly comes home with several industry mags like Electronic Musician (which is now the combined Mix and EM), Sound on Sound, et al., because they pretty much hand that shit out there. So I read those, even if the reviews are four months out of date. My wife got a sub to This Old House as a gift from her parents when we bought our house, too.

    When I'm in a bookstore, though, I make it a point to browse the periodicals. I don't subscribe to anything (though I should), but I do try to impulse buy. If you can try to do such a thing. My interests vary, but anything in the creative arts will usually at least get a looksie.

    My main problem with most mainstream periodicals is how goddamned recycled most of them are. You can conceivably pick up two issues that are six months apart and they'll have the same fucking articles, reprinted or damn close. I'm honestly not well-connected enough to keep up with the smaller magazines, and I never pay attention to Warren's stickies about magazine makers. (I am a bad reader.)
    • CommentAuthorjhewes
    • CommentTimeMay 20th 2011
     (9878.34)
    Subscribe to both The Word and Private Eye and I work for the BBC's mags business so I read all their titles - Top Gear, Good Food, Lonely Planet Magazine etc...

    Pretty much everyone in our office subscribes to The Word, it puts a lot of larger mags to shame.
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    I'd buy more, but space, money and time are all annoying issues that I wish I could magic away.

    The space thing is why I've largely cut print magazines out of my diet.

    I am senile, by the way: I am subscribed to THE WIRE.
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    Well I have a subscription to ImagineFX (one day I really should read the tutorials, and not just gawp at the pretty pictures) My brother or I also fairly regularly get Empire, so there's that. Coilhouse which I've only bought once could also count, since I'm planning to keep buying that, oh and Game Informer, since for all its faults it's cheap and has exclusives.

    I also like to nick my Dads subscription of The New York Review of Books, so there's that.
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    National Geographic
    New Scientist (sometimes - have a two-year backlog)
    New Internationalist
    Coilhouse

    If I have a desire to feel shallow, vacuous and corrupt in spirit, I buy GQ

    Used to buy the music tech mags, but they just get so repetitive - except Sound on Sound, that's OK.
    But just don't get time to read them.
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      CommentAuthordispophoto
    • CommentTimeMay 20th 2011
     (9878.38)
    Coilhouse
    American Cinematographer
    Make

    various photo mags depending on the articles.
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    I generally pick up:
    Viz: because I am 12 years old.
    Private Eye: because I am 45 years old.
    Razorcake: because I'm obsessed with punk rock.
    Maximumrocknroll: ditto.
    The Big Issue: because I try not to be too much of a cunt. I did write an angry letter to it the other week over their review of I Saw the Devil where the reviewer stopped watching after five minutes, based his review on an internet list of its most violent moments and concluded that anyone who wanted to see it was a dangerous amoral psychopath.

    I occasionally get Sight & Sound or Edge, and I got most of the Dodgem Logics. When I worked in a supermarket I'd skim Total Film, Empire and SFX when it got slow.
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    Forgot, also occasonally get The Chap too.

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