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Magazines
A magazine is a periodical publication containing a variety of articles, generally financed by advertising and/or purchase by readers. Magazines are typically published weekly, biweekly, monthly, bimonthly or quarterly, with a date on the cover that is in advance of the date it is actually published. They are often printed in colour on coated paper, and are bound with a soft cover. Magazines fall into two broad categories: *consumer magazines and * business magazines. In practice, magazines are a subset of periodicals, distinct from those periodicals produced by scientific, artistic, academic or special interest publishers which are subscription-only, more expensive, narrowly limited in circulation, and often have little or no advertising.
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Australian Women's Weekly
The official website of the Australian Women's Weekly

What's new in the Australian Woman's Weekly ([from the issue of 10 July 2006):

* Inexpensive and mouth-watering, you can't go past our mussel recipes

* Indulge in a delicious treat: fig and chocolate meringues

* Achieve fuller lips without surgery

* Learn why you should cut meat against the grain

* Get those abdominals working for your stability and alignment

Any male who believes the gender gap has closed over the past 50 years need only spend a few minutes here to have this naive view demolished.

Perhaps the best thing about the site is "Recipe Search", where you can access 7000+ recipes.

Added: 11-07-2006 - Updated: 12-07-2006
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Investigate Magazine
The website of what describes itself as "New Zealand's best current affairs magazine"

If "Investigate" is "New Zealand's best current affairs magazine" this is probably because it's the only one.

Or are we meant to think of "The Lessener" as a current affairs magazine?

Anyway, here it is. Ian Wishart is a very strange fellow, and here's where you can read about the very strange things he says and does.

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National Geographic Online
The website of the National Geographic Society

Oddly, the website says nothing about the Society itself. Here is what Wikipedia, much more helpfully, has to say:

The National Geographic Society, based in Washington, D.C. in the United States, is one of the world's largest not-for-profit educational and scientific organizations. Its research interests include geography and natural science, the promotion of environmental and historical conservation, and the study of world culture and history. Its historical mission is "to increase and diffuse geographic knowledge while promoting the conservation of the world's cultural, historical, and natural resources." Its current President and CEO, John M. Fahey, Jr., says National Geographic's purpose is to inspire people to care about their planet. The Society is governed by a twenty-three member Board of Trustees composed of a group of distinguished educators, businesspeople, scientists, former governmental officials, and conservationists. The organization sponsors and funds scientific research and exploration. The Society publishes an official journal, National Geographic Magazine, and other magazines, books, and other publications in numerous languages and countries around the world. It also has an educational foundation that gives grants to education organizations and individuals to enhance geography education. Its Committee for Research and Exploration has given grants for scientific research for most of its history and has recently awarrded its 9,000th grant for scientific research, conducted worldwide and often reported on by its media properties. Its various media properties reach about 280 million people around the world monthly.

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Date: 29-07-2006


Added: 26-07-2006 - Updated: 26-07-2006
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New Yorker
The official website of the New Yorker magazine

The New Yorker is an American magazine that publishes reportage, criticism, essays, cartoons, poetry and fiction. Originally a weekly, the magazine is now published 47 times per year with five (usually more expansive) issues covering two-week spans.

Although its reviews and events listings often focus on the cultural life of New York City, The New Yorker has a wide audience outside of New York. It is well known for its commentaries on popular culture and eccentric Americana; its attention to modern fiction by the inclusion of short stories and literary reviews; its rigorous fact checking and copyediting; its journalism about world politics and social issues; and its famous, single-panel cartoons sprinkled throughout each issue.

The cartoon editor of The New Yorker for years was Lee Lorenz, who first began cartooning in 1956 and became a New Yorker contract contributor in 1958. After serving as the magazine's art editor from 1973 to 1993 (when he was replaced by Françoise Mouly), he continued in the position of cartoon editor until 1998. His book, The Art of the New Yorker: 1925-1995 (Knopf, 1995), was the first comprehensive survey of all aspects of the magazine's graphics. In 1998, Robert Mankoff took over as cartoon editor, and since then Mankoff has edited at least 14 collections of New Yorker cartoons.

The New Yorker's stable of cartoonists has included many important talents in American humor, including Charles Addams, Charles Barsotti, George Booth, Roz Chast, Sam Cobean, Helen Hokinson, Mary Petty, George Price, Charles Saxon, Otto Soglow, Saul Steinberg, William Steig, Richard Taylor, Barney Tobey, James Thurber and Gahan Wilson. The notion that some New Yorker cartoons have punchlines so non sequitur that they are impossible to understand became a subplot in the final season of Seinfeld.

Several of the magazine's cartoons have climbed to a higher plateau of fame: In Peter Steiner's drawing of two dogs at a computer, one says, "On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog." In Carl Rose's cartoon of a mother saying, "It's broccoli, dear," the daughter responds, "I say it's spinach and I say the hell with it." The catch phrase "back to the drawing board" originated with the 1941 Peter Arno cartoon showing an engineer walking away from a crashed plane, saying, "Well, back to the old drawing board." In Mankoff's drawing set in an office overlooking the city, a man on the phone says, "No, Thursday's out. How about never -- is never good for you?"

Over seven decades, many hardcover compilations of cartoons from The New Yorker have been published, and in 2004, Mankoff edited The Complete Cartoons of The New Yorker, a 656-page collection with 2004 of the magazine's best cartoons published during 80 years, plus a double CD set with all 68,647 cartoons ever published in the magazine. This features a search function allowing readers to search for cartoons by a cartoonist's name or by year of publication.

In April 2005 the magazine began using the last page of each issue for The New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest. Captionless cartoons by The New Yorker's regular cartoonists are printed each week. Captions are submitted by readers, and three are chosen as finalists. Readers then vote on the winner, and any U.S. resident age 18 or older can vote. Each contest winner receives a print of the cartoon (with the winning caption), signed by the artist who drew the cartoon.


Traditionally, the magazine's politics have been essentially liberal and non-partisan. However, in recent years, the editorial staff has at times taken a somewhat more left-wing partisan stance. Coverage of the 2004 U.S. presidential campaign, led by editorial writer Hendrik Hertzberg and then-political correspondent Philip Gourevitch, strongly favored Democratic candidate John Kerry. In its November 1, 2004 issue, the magazine broke with 80 years of precedent and issued a formal endorsement of Kerry in a long editorial, signed "The Editors", which specifically criticized the policies of the Bush administration.

After the September 11, 2001 attacks, cartoonist and cover artist Art Spiegelman (who is married to the magazine's art editor, Françoise Mouly) created with Mouly, for the September 24, 2001 issue, a memorable black-on-black cover with the dark silhouette of the buildings visible only when held in a certain light or angle. He later resigned in protest of what he saw as the magazine's self-censorship in its political coverage. The magazine hired investigative journalist Seymour Hersh to report on military and security issues, and he has produced a number of widely-reported articles on the 2003 Invasion of Iraq and the subsequent occupation by US forces. His revelations in The New Yorker about abuses in the Abu Ghraib prison and the Pentagon's contingency plans for invading Iran were reported around the world.


Added: 14-05-2007 - Updated: 14-05-2007
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Scientific American: Ask the Experts
Information from the world's leading science magazine.

Scientific American, the oldest continuously published magazine in the U.S., has been bringing its readers unique insights about developments in science and technology for more than 150 years. Your questions answered under these headings:

* astronomy

* biology

* chemistry

* computers

* environment

* geology

* mathematics

* medicine

* physics
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Spectator
The home page of the English weekly


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Tabloid Whore
Like the lady says, it's the blog of a Tabloid Whore. Enjoy!

...how long do you think a person can write about celebrities getting divorced, this girl or that guy going into rehab, so and so having a baby but not marrying the daddy or this actress and that actress doing coke on “da club’s” toilet seat before they check themselves and realize that this is not what life is all about? Not to mention, after Britney shaved her head, everything else in gossipland became dull and just paled in comparison.


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Woman's Day
The official website of the magazine

"Each week Woman's Day brings you the hottest Hollywood celebrity gossip, the latest fashion trends and beauty news. Find out which of your favourite celebrities are going out together or getting divorced and where celebrities choose to holiday. As well as highlighting the cover story each week, we often bring you special tributes, exclusive stories and wedding specials. For this week's sneak peek into the world of celebrities and royals, read on..."


Added: 11-07-2006 - Updated: 12-07-2006
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