Featured on the Newsstand
A selection of titles currently available on the shelves. Come see what's new!
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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
This publication is a cool little package who’s target audience, astonishingly, is people who like books, book clubs and interesting people. And yet, also astonishingly, it is an entertaining and very hip publication for a modern reader. Divided into two sections, the front half is a long interview with one interesting person, and the back half is a long review/essay on one classic novel. The whole thing is a great package, in a small pamphlet-like format, with color and annotations and photos, and moves quickly through the content. No long, dusty sentences to bog you down, and at around 65 pages, it won’t feel like a chore to pick up and dive into. Published as a partnership between Penguin Books UK and the magazine Fantastic Man, it is an excellent, crisp addition to anyone’s magazine pile. Try it! Bi-annual, UK, $6.00
Short Stories / Flash Fiction / Poetry
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, $12.75
This food journal covers one city or region per issue, with style and substance. Spending time, doing research and interviewing whoever is influencing the food scene, whether they are chefs, restaurateurs, bakers, even growers, gives the publication the ability to peel back the layers of the region, showing the food community and its inhabitants from an insider’s perspective. Lovingly put together, with photos that are intimate and compelling, hefty paper and 150+ pages, including a list of restaurants etc. in the back, this is a keeper. Annual, US, $19.00
The Real Reader’s Quarterly
Slightly Foxed, the title referencing the brownish tinge old books sometimes get (called foxing), is a British publication about 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.
Indeed, this is a lovely little publication! It has ivory acid-free paper, intricate pencil illustrations, and is laid out like a book (of course) with a table of contents, chapters and bibliography. Just like that treasure you found hiding in the stacks of a used bookstore, Slightly Foxed is quite a rare find in the US, so get it while you can! Take it home, pour yourself a cuppa, find a comfy chair, and enjoy. Quarterly, UK, $15.00
On the newsstand
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, UK, $20.00
We Are Adventurers
Overland Journal is for those that love to travel, or dream of traveling by offroad vehicle through the rugged, rutted, muddy, uncivilized parts of our world. With 4-wheel drive, perhaps a trailer, and a kit of gear you can go anywhere you want - jungles, desert, mountains - whenever you want. The folks at Overland do just that. Their travels take them to remote places, and they take us along - vicariously, of course! Full of stories, photos, long treks through some awesome places, and tons of gear reviews - which they proudly stand behind after extensive use - this is for those who love their off road vehicles, and dream of the next adventure. Quarterly, plus and annual Gear Guide. US, $12.00
Insights from Asia
I am honored and thrilled to be able to offer this publication. Kyoto Journal is celebrating 30 years of publication, but after some years as digital-only, it has recently come back as a print publication. And I have to say, this must be experienced in print! Kyoto is at the center of a story that illuminates the ancient culture of Japan and its region, which includes Korea and China. Whether it is on traditional craftsmen maintaining a centuries old tradition, a travel diary from the Meiji era, or an essay on a particular aspect of life in modern Kyoto, each piece is elegant, timeless and meticulously crafted, each issue a complete package. This is something to keep and treasure, something you will go back to time and again. Rare in the US, so don’t miss it! Quarterly, Japan, in English, $16.50
Bright and exuberant, this bi-annual publication out of Brooklyn is a celebration of women and their place in the world of food. From chefs to start-up food entrepreneurs, cookbook authors to restaurant owners, famous or not-yet-famous, Cherry Bombe celebrates all these women and more. In each lengthy issue, you might find interviews with food icons, riffs on women making it in professional kitchens, or the story behind how a woman restaurateur got her start. Full of fun, without any fluff, it is one of the best of today’s modern independent publications. Bi-Annual, US, $20.00
Wild Sounds from Past Dimensions
Ugly Things is one of those obscure niche titles that exist in the world of magazines, and one of the great examples of how there really is a magazine for every taste. A music magazine for those that love the obscure, the lost and the forgotten, Ugly Things packs its 150-ish zine-like pages with the stories behind, and long interviews with, those musicians that have had a brief moment in the spotlight, and then moved on. Published since the early 80’s, it mostly covers the early decades of rock - garage, psychedelic, punk, surf, what-have-you - and mostly hunts down the rare, unknown, local or short-lived bands no one else covers. Pages and pages of album reviews, and ads for what seems like every small record store and music label in the country, complete the package, making this the perfect read for anyone who loves to hunt down forgotten gems. Tri-Annual (3x a year), US, $9.95