Readymag is a new interactive publishing platform which allows you to create, publish and discover truly amazing webzines. Be sure to play with the demo for a look at the bleeding edge of web interactivity. It's not quite a sci-fi future yet, but it's getting closer.
The New York Review of Ideas is a web magazine reporting about New York commerce, literature and politics. The Manzine is actually £2 for the print version, but some of the its best is also online.
People In Newspaper Ads Who Look Like They're Farting. From The West Virginia Surf Report, a blog and webzine with a little bit of everything to tickle your funny bone, or offend you, depending on your point of view. Other features include Black Box Stew: Who would you like to see go down in the next big air disaster?, Rules Of Thumb, and Fast Food Ads Vs. Reality, with lots more in the Archives and the Best Of page.
Flurb! Issue 2 of the Webzine of Astonishing Tales -- edited by Rudy Rucker, featuring 'demented and counter-cultural' stories from luminaries of the cyberypunkery like Charles Stross, John Shirley, Mark Laidlaw (who also wrote the story for Half Life 2), Richard Kadrey, one of MeFi's favorite snark-targets, Cory Doctorow and others besides -- is out. [found via the RU SIRIUS podcast] [Previously: Issue #1]
Happy "Good" Friday, MetaFilter. Why not spend some time today contemplating your extreme fanatical beliefs? From the good people at MungBeing.
P.S. watch out for the falling eggs.
P.S. watch out for the falling eggs.
Interviews: Russell Banks, Susan Orlean, Tibor Fischer, Azar Nafisi. | Writing on social justice: Susan Power on Bosnia. Barbara Erenreich on poverty. | e-books: Aristotle, Emma Goldman, Buddha. | New Non-fiction, fiction. | Hundreds of Reviews. Graphic Art, Poetry, Music, and much more from identity theory, one of the best literary websites I've encountered, thanks to an incredulity-inducing amount of work by what seem to be volunteers. Wow. (Specific interviews already MeFid in these threads.)
The nuggets may be packed full of beaks, the burgers may be, mostly, squashed intestine and the chips may be soaked in beef flavouring, but there are rare, if no, cases of food poisoning.
Ten Reasons --from going to McDonald's (Did you know that Happy Meals are a loss leader?) to becoming a miser (It's a weightloss plan that really works) and more. From AK13, a great little brit web mag.
The best web mag you've never heard of. This is a truly GREAT collection of essays, written by a bunch of famous and not-so-famous folks. Updated twice a month. You will not get any work done today. One of those "bookmark immediately" sites!
netdiver, a new media design portal and digital culture magazine. If you care at all about webdesign, you should see this. (Though I found it through random surfing, it was also an answer to an old question of mine.)
GettingIt, the hideously green, but biting and amusing webzine that hired every freelancer in the bay area and somehow survived on no revenue for six months is back. The full story of the rise and fall of the publication is a good one. [via waxy]
Yeah, I don't get it, but staring at this beats fixing my 2,000 email backlog on such a gorgeous Friday!
Stand and say it loud. Soapboxgirls is a monthly webzine focused on and relating pop-culture from the perspective of contributing female writers. The issues are extensive; the archives stretch back to 2000. The march issue: porn. If the essays aren't enough, you might consider the media reviews, the fiction and the poetry. Those of you for whom a monthly fix is not enough, well -- they understand.
102 Beats. For its third anniversary, Freaky Trigger is trying out a neat project: You write exactly 102 words about a bit of music. Then someone else will do the same. More inside.
Barbelith Webzine launches - created by Tom Coates of Plasticbag fame. Some interesting articles based on discussions from the Barbelith Underground messageboard. Good design too.
Webzine 2000: Must or Bust? Anyone here planning to go? Why? Why not?