52 magazines or bust DEC 29 2003
Starting the first week in January, I'm going to read a different magazine every week for the entire year (while reserving the right to quit after a couple of months if I feel like it). A variety of reasons for this, but mostly because 1) I'm hoping magazines will be a welcome change from books and weblogs, 2) I want to explore some new subjects/viewpoints, and 3) why the hell not? I may or may not write about the magazines I read on kottke.org, but I'd guess you'll probably be hearing something about them at some point. (Lucky you!)
So, any recommendations on what I should read? I'm going to be reading issues of many popular magazines (Newsweek, National Geographic, Wired, The Economist, Harper's, GQ, Rolling Stone, etc.), but what I'm really interested in is quality niche magazines containing good writing about a particular subject. Anything I should stay away from? Oh, and I know Manhattan is littered with magazine shops, but if you know of any particularly good ones, that would be helpful info to have.