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delayed gratification

 Delayed Gratification: Issue 29, covering Oct/Nov/Dec 2017

Delayed Gratification: Issue 29, covering Oct/Nov/Dec 2017

The Slow Journalism Magazine

DG is a quarterly news journal for folks seeking an alternative to the fake news/social media/24 hour news cycle we seem to be trapped in. The folks at DG use hindsight and reportage to track down a bunch of stories that mattered, and compile them into an awesome publication every three months. For each quarterly issue, they look at a few important stories from across our world, giving them some depth and perspective. With interviews, timelines, photography and amazingly colorful, entertaining and readable infographics, they show us our world with insight. One of my favorite publications, I consider it the best in modern independent publishing. Get hooked. Quarterly, Britain, $20.00


four & sons

  Four & Sons: Issue 08, Autumn/Winter 2017

Four & Sons: Issue 08, Autumn/Winter 2017

Dogs and Culture Collide

The connection between dogs and people is deep, and Four & Sons illuminates that with passion, and with class. Peeking inside the lives of creative pet owners, they use interviews, photo spreads and art to investigate the lives of dogs and their companions in ways not found in your typical pet publication. You might find some cool pet furniture, but there will be no, as they put it, “fluff and slobber”. Only dogs being themselves, and the humans they keep, artfully showcased. Wonderful. Bi-Annual, Australia, $21.00


flow

  Flow: Issue 22

Flow: Issue 22

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


1843: the economist

  1843: The Economist: April/May 2018

1843: The Economist: April/May 2018

Published by The Economist

The Magazine of Ideas, Lifestyle and Culture

Putting together a magazine can be a tricky enterprise. You need to have a distinct voice, interpreted through a blend of content and design. With a world of choices at your disposal, and a deep history behind the publisher, a false start  seems inevitable. This publication is one such example. Originally called Intelligent Life (not a great choice, I’d say) the title and design lasted a year or so before they regrouped, coming out with this attractive package. The title refers to the year The Economist began, and while it is aimed at readers of that publication, there are no financial articles. Instead, you will find a wide range of topics, from culture to art, written with a human touch and a sophisticated, clean design that you don’t find in their weekly publication. It doesn’t jump off the shelf, but it is much improved, and I’d say if you like Monocle, give it a try. Bi-Monthly, UK, $10.00


sift

  Sift: Issue 10, Spring 2018

Sift: Issue 10, Spring 2018

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


jacobin

  Jacobin: issue 28, The Health of Nations, Winter 2018

Jacobin: issue 28, The Health of Nations, Winter 2018

Reason in Revolt

This publication is the rising star of what we generally call the American Left, and which in other places and times might be called socialism/communism/radicalism/progressivism. The folks at Jacobin, which is published out of Brooklyn, dive into their subject with knowledge, opinion and historical clarity, but without getting too far into the weeds...well, usually. Past issues have covered unionism, the future of the democratic party, the state of today’s Right at home and globally, technology and politics, and development in the Global South. With modern graphics - in riots of color to go with the riotous words - humor and quite a bit of self-depreciating snarkiness, this is the 21st century version of Leftist political rags. Quarterly, US, $12.95

slightly foxed

  Slightly Foxed: Issue 57, Spring 2018

Slightly Foxed: Issue 57, Spring 2018

The Real Reader’s Quarterly

Do you spend hours in the cluttered aisles of used bookstores, and have shelves full of musty classics at home? You need this publication. Slightly Foxed, it’s title referencing the brownish tinge old books sometimes get (called foxing), is a British publication reviewing old - or should I say mature - and often out of print books, but also the stories and authors behind them. Does that sound a bit quirky? Oh, it definitely is, in a very British way, but it is also heavenly if you love books, especially old ones. This is such a lovely little publication! It has ivory acid-free paper, intricate pencil illustrations, is laid out like a book (of course) with a table of contents, chapters and bibliography, and even comes with a bookmark. Slightly Foxed is quite rare in the US, just like that treasure you found hiding in the stacks that you couldn’t resist, so get it while you can! Quarterly, UK, $18.00


popshot

  Popshot: issue 19, Spring 2018

Popshot: issue 19, Spring 2018

The Illustrated Magazine of New Writing

Popshot has gone quarterly! If you have encountered this little package of wonder before, prepare to be twice as engrossed! Popshot is what's often called flash fiction - super short stories, often only a few pages long. And yet... It is so much more. Emotional. Descriptive. Fantastical. Powerful. And fully illustrated. Writing excellent short stories is a craft, but to create super-short but fully formed stories, that is a special talent. This publication seeks out new writers with that talent, and gives them a moment to shine. The illustrations that accompany the stories give this small package it's particular beauty, making it one of my most anticipated arrivals. Don't miss it. Quarterly, UK, $11.99


boneshaker

  Boneshaker: issue 20

Boneshaker: issue 20

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 compendium of stories about people living what I’m gonna call a bicycle-positive life. Stories inside have included pedalling across the remote regions of our wild world with a child in tow, and on local people using bicycles in foreign (to us) lands such as Lesotho and Bangladesh. Essays on the magic of building your own bike, and on the existential question of whether or not to use electronic gadgets. Cargo bike-using businesses, the sadness of abandoned cycles on city streets, an all-women-of-color bicycling 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. Sadly, this will be the last print issue of Boneshaker, so get it while you still can! Issue 20, Britain, $12.00


little white lies

  Little White Lies: Issue 73, Jan/Feb 2018

Little White Lies: Issue 73, Jan/Feb 2018

Truth & Movies

LWL is an international film magazine of great films, but it isn't at all what you expect. For one thing, it has no glossy film stills, no actor headshots, 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, UK $12.99


Firewords

  Firewords: Issue 9, Perspective

Firewords: Issue 9, Perspective

Fiery Fiction & Poetry Brought to Life with Visual Flair

Firewords is a petite quarterly of flash fiction and poetry, illustrated throughout. Flash is short, short stories, generally under 2000 words, and, when done well, thoroughly mesmerizing. Each issue of Firewords has a theme - for the two issues I have now they are Escape and Perspective - and the stories are all reader submitted. In the wrong hands that could equal amateurish content, but the editors have good taste, and I have found them to be entertaining, atmospheric and often humorous. Read it all in an hour, or pop it in your bag to grab quick bites in line at the store. Either way, much better than twitter! Quarterly, UK, $9.00


milk street

  Milk Street: March/April 2018

Milk Street: March/April 2018

The New Home Cooking

Milk Street is the new publication by the bow-tied former Cook’s Illustrated chef and TV personality. Christopher Kimball. Upon first glimpse it may look and feel familiar, but take a closer look. Definitely not his previous gig, Milk Street is international cooking, tailored for an American’s kitchen and market. My favorite part is the stories behind the dishes. From Morocco to Singapore, Tuscany to Somalia, they travel around the world to track down a region’s iconic dish, meeting the chefs who cook it and learning how it’s done. Then they break it down for an audience that might not be familiar with it. You’ll also find sections filled with a week’s worth of simple to cook but internationally flavored meals, the stories behind foods you might know, plenty of cooking tips, recipes, and Color Photographs! Published bi-monthly, each issue will be devoured! Bi-Monthly, US, $6.95

 

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