is a new magazine about the good things that are going on all over the world, and the people working to create a brighter future for us all. (via WorldChanging
posted by stbalbach
on Mar 19, 2004 -
Farewell, Whole Earth magazine?
A lament at worldchanging.com: "... spawn of the amazing Whole Earth Catalogs, source of the WELL, first to mention in print the Gaia Hypothesis, the Internet, Virtual Reality, the Singularity and Burning Man (or at least so the legend goes)
, the place where folks like Stewart Brand, Kevin Kelly and Howard Rheingold found their voices, and where a whole generation of young commune-kid geeks like myself learned to dream weird... " [via Smart Mobs
posted by Slagman
on Jan 31, 2004 -
The Walrus: Does Canada Finally Have Its Quality Magazine?
It's always been a mystery why Canada, with its appreciable intellectual weight, cultural sympathies and significant middlebrow readership, doesn't have a general magazine to rival with, say, Harper's, The Atlantic or The New Yorker. Well, The Walrus
looks good - at least online. Is this it? Or am I unfairly overlooking other Canadian publications?
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Dec 14, 2003 -
is a nice little bi-monthly arty web magazine with some beautiful photography and intersting articles. enjoy.
posted by zeoslap
on Nov 11, 2003 -
Why was I still writing for these clowns?
Charlie Stross wrote the Linux column in UK magazine 'Computer Shopper' for over sixty months, until a regime change started to impinge on his editorial freedom. The last straw came when he submitted a column regarding weblogging tools for the Linux platform only for it to be bounced because the tools weren't actually part of the operating system ... so he produced this column for himself and emailed his resignation. Part of his decision was based on declining quality and sales. Does anyone still actively buy computer magazines anymore? [thanks Sore Eyes
posted by feelinglistless
on Oct 16, 2003 -
is a polished, eclectic Goth magazine with a killer design and content to die for. With hundreds of articles and images in the categories of Art, Music, Fashion, Lifestyle, Fiction and Nonfiction, this is one of the very best online zines I've seen yet. Go to any feature, and you will find a list of related-interest articles accompanying the story, and, usually, a listing of online resources or suggestions for reading as well.
posted by taz
on Jun 12, 2003 -
Naked as a Jaybird
is a new book from Taschen chronicling the 8-year lifespan of Jaybird magazine, which rode the hippy wave into a new "groovy nudism." Published under various titles
, from Campus Jaybird to Amateur Jaybird and even Women's Home Jaybird, the magazine found a gray area between naturism and porn, all the while embodying the same distinctively playful design aesthetic
that typified the counterculture (think album cover art
). Here's an interview
with Dian Hanson, editor of the Taschen retrospective and an interesting person in her own right. (Obviously, many of these links are not safe for work.)
posted by me3dia
on Mar 11, 2003 -
Do you know River Huston?
She's the poet laureate of Bucks County
, Pennsylvania. She is a sometimes controversial
HIV/AIDS educator, columnist
, a magazine "founded primarily to get information to HIV positive persons", she authored A Positive Life
; a photo documentary book about women living with HIV. Yes, she is HIV positive, but it changed her life in ways she didn't expect: "It took getting an HIV-positive diagnosis for me to realize I was a sex goddess
. If there is one thing that will improve a girl's sex life it is finding out she has AIDS."
posted by ?!
on Dec 1, 2002 -
The Oldie: Celebrating The Sulphurous Glory Of Old Fartdom
If you're a sozzled, bilious and deeply reactionary misanthropic Brit who's over 80, hates anything foreign (specially Americans) and stubbornly refuses to die just for the pleasure of spiting the youngsters, then The Oldie
is definitely the magazine for you. It couldn't be more "out of synch" with the "cool" MeFi "demographic" but it does share the same in-your-face fuckwittedness and I love it. Its unofficial editorial manifesto, drafted by the late, great Auberon Waugh, says it all:
1. Inveighing against the ignorance, idleness, stupidity, dishonesty and sexual incompetence of the young.
2. Insulting the young in any and every manifestation.
3. Insulting the old who seem to be deferring or otherwise sucking up to the young.
4. Promoting the idea of "age fascism" whereby the young are automatically seen as inferior.
5. Denouncing new things, new ideas, modernism in any form, especially anything proposed in the name of youth or by someone under the age of 40.[More inside]
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Oct 4, 2002 -
Philip Glass, Late Twentieth-Century Music And Your PC, Sort Of... Andante
's Carte Blanche
is a new multimedia magazine dedicated to contemporary music. Its first guest-editor is Philip Glass and he's assembled an interestingly unscholarly, offbeat and pleasantly accessible issue. At least for those of us who generally pay contemporary music (too) little attention. I wonder why this is, as it's invariably challenging or enlightening when we do. Who knows? Perhaps Carte Blanche may convince some of us pop-obsessed philistines to change our ways... [ Composer John Adams, writer Susan Sontag, choreographer Mark Morris and British director Jonathan Miller will follow in what promises to be an unmissable online proposition.
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Aug 1, 2002 -
So, ummm... does anyone have a magazine
published by Man's World Publications Inc.? I heard that there are some nice photos of Jennifer Aniston in 'em, just wanted to confirm. ;) (also @ bbc
posted by hobbes
on Jul 2, 2002 -
Interesting online magazines
. Not as popular or commercial as say Salon but interesting reads from a less mainstream perspective. With so many options and so much variety, it’s difficult to stake your claim. What are some of your favorite online magazines?
posted by lostbyanecho
on Apr 14, 2002 -
The America-Hating British?
In the UK's Spectator : "And this time it’s not just the usual America-haters at the Guardian and the BBC, but the likes of Alice Thomson, Stephen Glover, Alasdair Palmer, Matthew Parris, my most esteemed Telegraph and Speccie colleagues...many people over here had no idea quite how ridiculous you are. You’re shocked by us, we’re laughing at you. In fairness, instead of coasting on non-existent diseases and wild guesses at the weather, the always elegant Matthew Parris at least attempted to expand Guantanamo into a general thesis. ‘We seek to project the message that there are rules to which all nations are subject,’ he wrote in the Times. ‘America has a simpler message: kill Americans, and you’re dead meat.’ This caused endless amusement over here. As the Internet wag Steven den Beste commented, ‘By George, I think he’s got it!....’ PS What is an internet wag anyway?
posted by Voyageman
on Feb 11, 2002 -
(warning rough language and images) is a PDF-based design zine. According to Chris Casciano’s interesting call to arms/challenge to web designers, Your CSS Bores Me
, this type of thing is on the rise. It’s slipped under my radar so far, but I’m sure there must be better examples. Does anybody have any pointers to really good
design PDF magazines?
posted by willnot
on Jan 28, 2002 -
What happened at Lingua Franca?
had top-notch writing and reporting on the academic life as well as National Magazine Awards, but it shut down
in October. It was originally thought to be another September 11 casualty (circulation hovered around 15,000, despite the magazine's heavy buzz). Now, it looks like a $16.5 million lawsuit filed against Academic Partners acquisition Arts and Letters Daily might have hastened the magazine's demise. The charge? Breach of verbal contract -- after the papers selling ALD were signed, promises of payment to the previously working for free executive editor went out the window. What responsibilities come with turning a communal labor of love into a business enterprise? How do you introduce the element of professionalism into something that was once done for fun?
posted by maura
on Nov 6, 2001 -
Conde Nast to shutter Mademoiselle.
The "deteriorating advertising environment" is blamed for the closing of the 66-year-old title, where Sylvia Plath first cut her teeth
on the journalistic life. While Mlle's recent content has devolved into Cosmo
-like treatises on how to please your man in bed and where to buy the clothing that will lure him in that general direction, it is more than a bit upsetting (particularly to someone who's trying to eke out a living as a writer) to see yet another Conde Nast-owned title (Details
and Women's Sports & Fitness
; Fairchild bought Details
out and launched a revamped version) fall victim to the great advertising contraction of the past 12 months.
posted by maura
on Oct 1, 2001 -
is a magazine about information visualization and navigation with a focus on the web. What similar sites are out there? A second related question is when why are tools for finding stuff on the web so primitive? More inside.
posted by rdr
on Sep 5, 2001 -
words! words! words!
is a new magazine launched by our favourite texan-in-new-zeland ben brown
. billing itself as a "street guide for modern literature
", the first issue features articles by many talented online writers and is only $8 (with shipping) with a pay pal account. if you want to help spread the "word!", download the pdf flyer
and paste it to cars, walls and people.
posted by will
on Aug 21, 2001 -
T new that "Niggaz" stuff would lead to no good....
"And now, flush with grant money from a fellowship supported by Jewish big shots like Steven Spielberg, Charles Bronfman and others, Ms. Bleyer and her post-collegiate buddies are busily working on bringing this new cool-Jew magazine to life. The first issue is due in January. They have assigned some articles and taken some photos, and they also have a title: Heeb, as in the old ethnic slur, short for "Hebrew."
posted by BGM
on Jul 26, 2001 -
Chicago home base was destroyed in a fire recently. Information on how to help is available at The Baffler's home page, linked above...
posted by preguicoso
on Jun 7, 2001 -
Who IS that man
on the cover of Brill's Content this month!? A direct link to the cover image is here
(I searched to see if this had been mentioned today and couldn't find any threads on it. Forgive me if I missed previous mentions...)
posted by MarkBakalor
on Apr 9, 2001 -
It's smut...and I quit!
If I have to choose between Heather Graham and kids that might see her depiction on a magazine cover, well then kids, take a hike! And besides isn't there a censorship something or other involved in this?
posted by Postroad
on Mar 12, 2001 -