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50 BEST MAGAZINES (as per the Chicago Tribune)
Chicago Tribune ^ | 6/15/06

Posted on 06/15/2006 1:50:09 PM PDT by Borges

We drew from all quarters of the periodicals universe in compiling this year's selections. And what can we say about the choices? They're eclectic, accessible and they reflect the tastes of folks who spend a lot of their time immersed in the world of words and images. But magazines are changing a bunch. In the last 12 months, we saw the curtains drawn on Cargo and Organic Style, which made our cut in 2005. Yet some, like gracefully aging performers, remain on the stage: The Atlantic and Harper's. We still like them, as our list shows. But our selections are meant to be a conversation starter, so look them over, then tell us which magazines would be on your list.

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To: Borges

Cooks Illustrated is way way way better than Gourmet....


51 posted on 06/15/2006 5:03:59 PM PDT by Stone Mountain
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

I've read the Economist over the past year and won't be renewing. It is hypercritical of everything American. It is negative. It is often tone deaf to American politics. I can get that on any mainstream media channel or Time, for that matter. Business Week and Business 2.0 are two of my favorites.

Best,
ampu

PS - It's GREAT to have a friend of the US in Victoria! And so nice to know.


52 posted on 06/15/2006 7:24:53 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (outside a good dog, a book is your best friend. inside a dog it's too dark to read)
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To: Borges
Reason.

Science News.

American Scientist.

Smithsonian.

Adult Video News. Er...

Asimov's.

53 posted on 06/15/2006 7:44:16 PM PDT by Physicist
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To: Tom D.
Cook's Illustrated.

Worst ever. I was apalled. These people are astonishingly pretentious, and the seem to HATE FOOD. The whole magazine was designed around selling their advertiser's products -- obviously so, but not candidly so. (Their comparison of rotissseries concluded that they are are generally worthless and silly, you need a "V-rack" instead.) The whole magazine was insulting. Recipe write-ups, too. Rosemary and Garlic Roasted Chicken, by a woman who thinks rosemary is insipid and garlic is rank. She experimented with several ways to cook it, and decided that the best way was with a V-rack.

54 posted on 06/15/2006 7:45:12 PM PDT by Yeti ("He might be drunk!")
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To: Borges

2-Wheel Turner.

Motorcycle mag. I love it.


55 posted on 06/15/2006 7:47:26 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Roll your own cigarettes! You'll save $$$ and smoke less!(Magnetic bumper stickers-click my name)
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To: BunnySlippers

Dwell??? Number 2?? Dwell???

I've seen the mag and the tv show. For some reason I find Dwell and the folks it covers insufferable. I look at those people and all I see are smug liberals. They could all be rabid Republicans, I have no idea, but boy, I can't stand 'em. It's like Debbie Travis. Don't know why, but I hate that woman.

As far as girly stuff, I like Domino, Cottage Living, and the old standby Traditional Home. Like Cook's Illustrated, but can't justify the subscription anymore. Same for American Bungalow.


56 posted on 06/15/2006 7:53:30 PM PDT by radiohead (Hey Kerry, I'm still here; still hating your lying, stinking, guts you coward.)
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To: radiohead
What's number 2? No, don't answer.

If you like American Cottage I cannot understand why you would even open Dwell which is Modern in the extreme. Give up. Resistance is futile.


57 posted on 06/15/2006 7:58:43 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (We want our day: A day without hearing SPANISH ...)
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To: cyclotic
Nuts and Volts
Pop Mechanics
Consumer Reports
Gourmet
Highlights for Kids
58 posted on 06/15/2006 8:02:50 PM PDT by bvw
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To: Borges

Well, it could have been worse.


59 posted on 06/15/2006 8:04:26 PM PDT by Tribune7
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To: cyclotic

Guns & Ammo


60 posted on 06/15/2006 8:09:00 PM PDT by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: Borges

What? No "Mad"?


61 posted on 06/15/2006 8:09:59 PM PDT by lawdude (Murtha: SPEAK LIES TO THE WEAK!)
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To: Borges

62 posted on 06/15/2006 8:14:32 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything.")
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To: Borges
THE best magazines of all time:


63 posted on 06/16/2006 5:37:37 AM PDT by RightWingAtheist (Creationism is to conservatism what Howard Dean is to liberalism)
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To: Borges

I'm particularly fond of the 25 round capacity magazine for my Glock 21....


64 posted on 06/16/2006 5:38:58 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Tom D.

I also think The Atlantic is great. I used to adore Reason when it was edited by Virginia Postrel, but the magazine has literaly gone to pot since her departure.


65 posted on 06/16/2006 5:39:28 AM PDT by RightWingAtheist (Creationism is to conservatism what Howard Dean is to liberalism)
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To: facedown

LOL American Rifleman bump


66 posted on 06/16/2006 5:43:16 AM PDT by wordsofearnest (Bring Back Torre (There's new grass on the field))
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To: Cobra64
I'll stick with my 64 Shelby AC Cobra.

Snazzy. Is its acceleration "peppy"?

67 posted on 06/16/2006 10:12:47 AM PDT by Plutarch
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To: Borges
The Sporting News
Car & Driver
Goldmine
Forbes
68 posted on 06/16/2006 10:14:55 AM PDT by GodBlessRonaldReagan (Count Petofi will not be denied!)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion
There is too much gratuitous anti-Americanism just about everywhere these days & it sometimes makes its way into "The Economist". However, it also prints plenty of articles which compare the U.S. quite favourably against the European Union, for instance.

"The Economist" tries to keep editorial comment and reporting separate -- unlike most of today's mass media, which no longer even makes any pretense of having "objective" reporting. While reports written by humans will always be "subjective" by definition -- reporters can at least try to be disinterested. Unfortunately, the MSM has become very partisan, and no longer makes any efforts to be "fair and biased". We no longer have "reporters" -- we have agents of propaganda.

"PS - It's GREAT to have a friend of the US in Victoria!"

It's much easier now that we have a Conservative government in Ottawa. Imagine if the only things you knew about the U.S. were what you: saw on CBS,NBC,ABC,CNN,MSNBC, PBS; heard on NPR; or read in the NY Times or Washington Post. That's what's behind a lot of anti-Americanism here. (Along with our own versions of the same media.) Americans are exposed to the same drivel; but, you also have neighbours, co-workers, etc. to discuss things with, and debunk the propaganda. You can also use your own eyes and ears and do your own reality checks. Like any other form of bigotry, anti-Americanism can't stand the light of day (or good information).
69 posted on 06/17/2006 12:17:44 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: TXnMA

I’m curious...did you get one?


70 posted on 04/16/2007 6:28:28 AM PDT by kanawa (Don't go where you're looking, look where you're going.)
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To: Borges
1. Pipes and Tobaccos

2. Chronicles

3. The American Conservative

71 posted on 04/16/2007 6:34:02 AM PDT by piceapungens
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To: Borges

er...um...

the economist is

socialist.


72 posted on 04/16/2007 6:34:59 AM PDT by ken21 (it takes a village to brainwash your child + to steal your property! /s)
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To: RightWingAtheist

you’re correct about virginia postrel.

i think she moved with her husband to dallas, tx.

and abandoned los angeles.


73 posted on 04/16/2007 6:37:00 AM PDT by ken21 (it takes a village to brainwash your child + to steal your property! /s)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
I like "The Economist" too, because it has all of the news - stories about issues in the rest of the world you'll never see in the US media. As far as an anti-American slant, I don't really see it. Like most Europeans, they look down on America's fondness for Chrstian fundamentalism, but it's far less critical of the US than our own media outlets like the ones you listed.
74 posted on 04/16/2007 6:39:03 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ("Wise men don't need to debate; men who need to debate are not wise." -- Tao Te Ching)
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To: Borges
What no "Soldier of Fortune" in the top ten?

I like "Southern Living" magazine.

75 posted on 04/16/2007 6:44:06 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: rahbert

I think honorable mention should go to The Limbaugh Letter. While not a magazine in the strictest sense, it rates as a good read.


76 posted on 04/16/2007 7:25:59 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (ELIMINATE ORGANIZED CRIME. ABOLISH THE I.R.S.)
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To: sean327

HERE, HERE! This coming from a suscriber since 1980.

BTW, GO COWBOYS!!!!!!


77 posted on 04/16/2007 7:27:18 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (ELIMINATE ORGANIZED CRIME. ABOLISH THE I.R.S.)
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To: Borges

“Wired” absolutely sucks besides being liberal.


78 posted on 04/16/2007 7:28:41 AM PDT by caver (Yes, I did crawl out of a hole in the ground.)
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To: kanawa
"I’m curious...did you get one?"

No I didn't. I was considering the Tuxedo (for weight) or one of the sit-on-top fishing models -- but was never able to even find a price anywhere.

However, the simple fact that they want $200 for a paddle was a turn-off. I consult on reducing manufacturing costs, so I know what it should cost to produce things like paddles and blow-molded thermoplastic hulls. Consequently... I recognize greed and a rip-off attitude when I encounter one.

So, it's been another year of repairs on the Sportyak (hot-melt glue is the only thing that wil stick to the HDPE hull) -- plus using the Grumman Eagle canoe and the 1974 Skeeter bass boat...

Thanks for remembering -- and asking -- though!

(BTW, do you know where I could get pricing on the LiquidLogic craft?)

79 posted on 04/16/2007 7:59:52 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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