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PatrickBateman



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I recently started a charity/art print publication out of Philadelphia. Yes, I know that sounds like a silly endeavor to start in 2012, but it has always been my dream, so you know, fuck it.

I'm looking to gather a bit of information from some folks with good taste in regards to whether you actually still subscribe to or read any print publications at all, and if so, which ones you enjoy.

Swindle used to be my favorite. The magazine itself had wonderful texture. It was a pleasure to hold. The content was original and easy to take in. I miss it. I'm still reading Sun Magazine which is an ad free literary magazine.

In an effort to gain some inspiration, I'd love it if you guys could hip me to some pieces of print that still do it for you. Thanks!
Post Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:24 am
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anomaly
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i read the Sunday newspaper
Post Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:33 am
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Jared Paul



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I read a lot of print but I don't subscribe to any of it.

I read Mother Jones, Rolling Stone, Adbusters, Socialist Worker, Prov Journal, New York Times, all in print for the most part
Post Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:41 am
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Sage Francis
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I've all but totally abandoned printed works except for books.
Magazines and newspapers feel like such a waste. Especially because they usually contain info on fleeting topics and events that are typically discussed more in depth online.
Post Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:52 am
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Captiv8



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I don't. All of the news I get is online. Frankly, it seems absurd today to pay for a newspaper that I can read for free on the internet. Also, I'm not one to check in on the news very regularly, so it isn't a concern for me one way or another.

That said, good luck to you man. I think it's important to do something you love and to accomplish goals. What's the publication about? I mean, you said charity/art, but that could encapsulate any number of things.
Post Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:56 am
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Jared Paul



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Sage Francis wrote:
I've all but totally abandoned printed works except for books.
Magazines and newspapers feel like such a waste. Especially because they usually contain info on fleeting topics and events that are typically discussed more in depth online.


Word, word. I take certain breaks from staring at the screen every day, though. Mother Jones got all kinds of good articles, Taibbi always killing it in Rolling Stone, etc. Sometimes I take my laptop into the bathroom with me to read and work while taking care of business. Lots of times though, I'll check one of the mags I listed. International Socialist Revue as well. Prov Phoenix too.

To be fair, I hardly ever pay for print. And like yall, I get the vast majority of my info online. I don't know how soon it will take for print to go out, or if it will entirely. There are definitely times in the bathroom, on a bus, on a train, or in a cafe where I still prefer print.

And as for fiction, literature, and poetry? Sheeeeet. I guess I could read it off kindle or something if I absolutely had to, but it'd take a lot for me to give up books...
Post Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:07 pm
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T-Wrex
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Cat Fancy and Guns & Ammo.
Post Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:03 pm
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I'll grab a Vanity Fair, New Yorker, Time or Sports Illustrated/ESPN Mag when I'm getting on a flight, but other than that, the only print I ever check out is the local weekly publication that they give away at bars and fast food places here in Vegas.

I would check out something in print if it was free and readily available. Can't see myself subscribing to or searching out a print publication though.
Post Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:39 pm
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AdamBomb



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Guitar World
Tape Op Magazine
Highlights
Post Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:53 pm
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corporateslave



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I would probably still have a rolling stone subscription if I wasn't too busy to read magazines these days. The local newspaper (Salem News) sucks, otherwise I would probably read it in print a lot more often. I used to read the print newspaper daily back in Kansas because it had the right mix of world, national, and local news all together.

The one print source I read regularly still is the Phoenix. I think that picking up a copy every couple weeks at the library or coffee shop is an easier/more enjoyable alternative to sifting through all the stuff on their site.
Post Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:46 pm
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Neuro
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juxtapoz and hi-fructose are the only magazines i will still buy

and even those are starting to loose their momentum now as in all the info and pics are online now for the most part

i'll support them though, and i like having collections
Post Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:11 pm
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zagadka
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I love print, there's nothing like getting non-bill related mail and holding glossy pages filled with dreamy objects and topics you love.

Things I subscribe to usually have to do with my work, otherwise I may randomly pick up something with food. Yeah, food. Cooks Illustrated.

I can't get into reading magazines online, seems like all of the magic of the story is lost. Plus, I still love to rip out inspirational pages and tuck them away in a folder when I need ideas.
Post Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:35 am
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kese



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Was just talking about this the other day...

The only thing i subscribe to is Juxtapoz. I'll have that magazine sent to my dad's crib 'til they stop printing it.

There's a few limited edition art/ design mags that are great but usually too expensive to keep up with. There's more than enough to look at online anyways...
Post Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:10 pm
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I prefer to read comics in print, particularly works that are done on really big pages.

But I do read the monthly comics digitally usually, because monthly comics are so disposable anyways.

Books--I think the last 7 or 8 books I've read have been on kindle. I like not having to lug a huge book around to get my read on at any given moment. Plus I like being able to highlight and store my favorite parts for even quicker access than in years past(my books are usually covered in highlighter, such that it's sometimes harder to find what I want to find quickly for reference). So the ability to generate instant metadata while reading a book is something that appeals to me a lot.
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Neuro
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crazy electronic flashy pixelated words and pictures we can control, wtf, why u gotta fuck shit up for tha inked paper
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