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 Boneshaker

Boneshaker, Issue 19

Boneshaker, Issue 19

A Sideways Look at Cycling

This is, as the Boneshaker crew puts it, a reminder that cycling is so much more than a sport. This is a collection of stories about people living what I might call a bicycle-positive life. Stories inside might include pedalling across the remote regions of the world with a child in tow, or perhaps local people using bicycles in some foreign land like Lesotho or Bangladesh. Perhaps there is an essay on the magic of building your own bike, or the existential question of whether or not to use electronic gadgets. Cargo bike-using businesses, the sadness of abandoned cycles on city streets, or an all-women-of-color club in LA. As with so many of the great little indies out there, the team behind this is small: most stories are by riders/readers, they come out infrequently, yet it is a small, glorious package each time. If you like stories, or cycles, this is for you. Infrequent, Britain, $12.00


Songlines

Songlines: Issue 130, August/September 2017

Songlines: Issue 130, August/September 2017

The Best Music from Around the World

Whatever you consider ‘world music’, Songlines covers it. Each issue is packed with interviews, columns and reviews, reviews, reviews. The vast variety of music across our world is revealed here, with the reviews section divided by region - Africa, Asia, Americas, Europe - and adds a fusion section, which mixes traditional styles and sounds into something unique. Whether you are into Malian beats or Irish jigs, Indian sitar or Japanese folk, or you are just looking for something different, this is what you need to find it. Each issue also comes with a CD, which will give you a bunch of new music to listen to, and alone is worth the cover price!, 8x Annually, UK, $17.50


Little White Lies

Little White Lies: June/July 2017

Little White Lies: June/July 2017

Truth & Movies

LWL is an international film magazine, but it isn't at all what you expect. For one thing, it has no glossy film stills, no actor head shots, and no starred reviews. In fact, while they do have reviews, some of those chosen are decades old.

Instead, each issue features one film, covered with depth and interest, but not too seriously. They have critical essays, interviews, perhaps a history of the director or main actor's works, even a deep dive into the genre of the featured film. Every page is illustrated with hand-drawn art, and the whole thing is well-organized and fun to read. The back half always has reviews, using a number rating instead of stars, and they are a mix of new releases - mostly smaller films - and older but perhaps forgotten gems. Bi-Monthly, $12.99


The Common

The Common, issue 13, Spring 2017

The Common, issue 13, Spring 2017

A Modern Sense of Place

This lovely literary journal has short stories and essays, a bit of art, and a smattering of poetry. The stories, sometimes in translation, take place in the curious, unusual or interesting places of our world, often in the first person, and they exude that sense of place they are delving into. Published out of Amherst College twice a year, in a tactile and compact package, I await each issue eagerly. Bi-Annual, $14.00


Lucky Peach

Lucky Peach, issue 24/25, Fall/Winter 2017

Lucky Peach, issue 24/25, Fall/Winter 2017

This will be the last issue of this awesome food magazine, so grab one while it is still around! It is a retrospective, but done in the Lucky Peach way - which means with equal portions of snarkiness and haughtiness, both flowing freely. It’s black-shrouded covers are filled with essays compiled from past issues, written by all the greats from the Lucky Peach stable, including Peter Meehan and Anthony Bourdain. New editorials and photos add to the finality. Whether you’ve been collecting them from the start or you just kept a few favorites, this should be part of your pile. LP, you will be missed… Issue 24/25, Fall/Winter 2017, $12.00


Nautilus

Nautilus: May/June 2017

Nautilus: May/June 2017

Science Connected

Nautilus is longform science writing with depth and interest. Science is a broad theme, and they do a great job of covering the gamut, from linguistics to physics, math to health: if people think about it, they probably write about it. Each bi-monthly issue is divided into two sections, one per month, and each has a topic, say, sport or fakes. It is a compact, readable journal, packed with great imagery to help illustrate the ideas contained within. This independent publication is science writing for today’s culture, and is well worth diving into. Bi-Monthly, $12.00


New Philosopher

New Philosopher: issue 17, Communication

New Philosopher: issue 17, Communication

For Curious People Looking for Solutions to the Fundamental Issues Faced by Humankind

This quarterly published out of Australia has quietly become one of the best philosophy publications available. ‘Philosophy’ being such a nebulous word, I shall try to describe what they do: New Philosopher looks at modern social issues from a philosophical perspective. Using everything from quotes and statistics, to illustration and comics they delve into the issues that nag at our modern life. Past topics include the idea of property, why we travel, technology and fame. Each issue follows the theme like a thread, with knots of essays, interviews, illustrations and collections of both short and longer pieces giving thoughtful depth to the philosophical concept at hand. Engrossing and thought provoking, it is just what we need when our world becomes confounding. Quarterly, Australia, $10.99

Sift

Sift, issue 8, Fall 2017

Sift, issue 8, Fall 2017

Living, Breathing, Baking

A King Arthur Flour Publication

Sift is a food magazine for people who love to bake, cook, and eat. Published by King Arthur Flour, which has been milling since 1790, the focus here is on the quality. Each issue delves into a few ingredients, types of bakes, and places that do it well. The publication is packed with recipes - and you can be assured they are well-tested - along with visits to bakeries, stories about the craft of baking, and visits with professional bakers. With hefty paper, lovely photography and a bunch of recipes - indexed in the back - you will want to work into your repertoire, this one is worthy of your cookbook shelf. Quarterly, $12.95


Racquet

Racquet, issue 3: Spring 2017

Racquet, issue 3: Spring 2017

Racquet is a tennis publication, by and for lovers of the game. But, as you might suspect, it isn’t like any other tennis magazine. Attractive, compact, longform and quarterly, it features stories about the players, famous and not, and the people that make the sport so colorful. Essays on everything from rivalry as motivation, to the clothing designers to the (tennis) stars, to technology on the courts, you will find something interesting, fascinating and curious in every story. No stats, no reviews of gear or matches, just plenty of imagery, imagination and great writing. Quarterly, US, $20.00


Uppercase

Uppercase 34: Explore

Uppercase 34: Explore

For The Creative and Curious

Uppercase is for those who like a bit of creativity in their lives.  Each quarterly issue - which has a theme ranging from various fabric arts, to papercrafts, to color and patterns - is a compendium of creative artists and their wares. A riot of color and inspiration, these makers range from professional artists to hobbyists, collectors, curators and creators.  There are interviews, collections of artists, design guides, tours of studios, and designers at work. Each issue is eagerly awaited. Whether you are seeking inspiration, aspiration, or beauty in craft, this is what you are looking for. Quarterly, Canada, $18.00


Riposte

Riposte: Issue 8

Riposte: Issue 8

The Smart Magazine For Women

This bi-annual journal for women contains a variety of pieces, which they categorize into interviews, meetings, features, ideas, etc. Neither a fashion magazine nor a 'lifestyle' publication, it is interesting women interviewing other interesting women, essays and commentary on the state of modern life. Well-designed, well written and progressive, it’s target audience is 20 and 30-something, independent-thinking women. It nicely fills that niche between feminist publications and The Gentlewoman. Smart, indeed. Take a look. Bi-Annual, UK, $16.00


The Escapist

The Escapist: A Monocle Publication, Summer 2017

The Escapist: A Monocle Publication, Summer 2017

A Journal of Places Less Explored

The Escapist is Monocle's annual travel publication. Dedicated to travelling to the best places 'less explored', they visit mid-sized cities across the globe with interesting sights, people and cultures. Interviews and features on the movers and shakers in the world of luxury travel round out this compact, attractive package. Monocle, on vacation - the ultimate in Armchair Travelling, Annual, Summer 2017, $18.00


Far Ride

Far Ride: Volume 6, 2017

Far Ride: Volume 6, 2017

Documenting Cycling Journeys Around the World

Far Ride is a gorgeous publication that takes us on cycling trips far and wide. Published from Seoul, Korea, with hefty, art-quality paper and an elegant layout, this one simply feels different. Trips could be on the back roads of Korea, across the open plains of East Asia, or into the unknown lands of Africa. Photo essays, long personal stories, and interviews with riders and dreamers keep us absorbed and intrigued from front cover to the final page. Small print runs and self-distribution make this one rare, so grab it while you can. Bi-annual, South Korea, $23.00


Flow

Flow: Issue 19

Flow: Issue 19

A Magazine That Takes its Time

Celebrating Creativity, Imperfection and Life’s Little Pleasures

Each issue of Flow is a happy, colorful, creative, wonderful package of fun. Full of things to do and to ponder, it has interviews with makers and artists, ideas for creativity and simplifying your life, and always contains a little booklet or two within its pages, filled with projects to keep you creative and thoughtful. Published in The Netherlands, and a hefty 150+ pages per issue, this is well worth your investigation. If you are a fan of Uppercase or Taproot, you shouldn’t miss this one. Bi-Monthly, The Netherlands (International edition in English), $23.99


Delayed Gratification

Delayed Gratification: Issue 26, covering Jan/Feb/Mar 2017

Delayed Gratification: Issue 26, covering Jan/Feb/Mar 2017

The Slow Journalism Magazine

DG is a quarterly news journal that covers what happened over the previous three months. Each issue they go back in time, and look at major stories from across our world, giving them some depth and perspective. With interviews, timelines, photography and amazingly entertaining and readable infographics, they show us our world in hindsight, and with insight. One of my favorite publications, I consider it the best in modern independent publishing. Get hooked. Quarterly, Britain, $20.00

 

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