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    Default Good magazines or websites

    Didn't know where to put this.

    I have a wide area of interest and like to keep up to date with things, but I don't know of any magazine or website that has this too. So when ever I buy a magazine I buy something different every time. Would be useful if everything was in one place.

    If you know of any magazines or good websites would be good to hear of them.

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    Uhm, I think it's called the Internet....

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    I like Wired. I'm not their target audience (white male tech types) but their writing is witty and interesting, and there's always something new and cool to keep up with.

    I also read: New York, Experience Life, the New York Times, People and anything hanging around my dentist's office.
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    I use RSS feeds to keep tabs on what's going in the world. It took me awhile to get used to at first but it simplifies a lot of the manual site visiting.

    As an example, here is the RSS feed of Wired:
    Wired Top Stories

    If I subscribe to it using an RSS reader (e.g., Google Reader), I get to see the headlines and small summaries of their articles. If I like what I see, I can click to view the rest of the article. I'm subscribed to about 100 RSS feeds which allows me to skim through a lot more information then I could before.

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    National Geographic- I have a subscription, which of course means I never read it anymore.

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    For music reviews by seemingly "with it" folks: allmusic. Music reviews to me are most useful when determining which record of a specific artist to get, not which artist to look up.

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    Well if you're interested in the topics I am, here's some for you:

    Modern Age
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    First Things: A Journal of Religion, Culture, and Public Life

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    Science News for the win!!!

    My father was a subscriber for years, and I have been a subscriber for the past two years. It is an AWESOME magazine, can't get it at newsstands though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flak View Post
    For music reviews by seemingly "with it" folks: allmusic. Music reviews to me are most useful when determining which record of a specific artist to get, not which artist to look up.
    I've been reading that site's reviews intensively for many years and have accumulated a huge inventory of print-outs from there also. From time to time I'll go through the print-outs and pick out my "gotta have's" from my "wanna have's" ( or try to, anyway ) and then order them.

    It's funny how many reviews ( there and elsewhere ) lately focus more on the lyrics and "themes" of a group than they will focus on the actual style of music ! After reading one of these, I'll be scratching my head thinking "Wait a minute - I still don't know if we're talking dance music, or techno-house, or 'classic rock' ( I don't know why, but I hate that latter term ) or what." Apparently that didn't matter much to the reviewer, but it's pretty important to me. Call me "old fashioned" or something.

    I am also sometimes disappointed in reviews that rave about something being the best thing the reviewer has heard in years, when it seems pretty vanilla to me when I go out and buy it/check it out. Then I ( perhaps wrongly ) assume it must have been written by someone much younger than me that doesn't have a much tradition to compare it to.

    * remembers hilarious parody of rock album reviews done by the National Lampoon magazine years ago *

    Back on topic - I'll read online mags like "Salon" and "Slate" sometimes. For music, I used to read "Wire" at the newsstand. "Wired", mentioned already in this thread ( different from "Wire" ) is still pretty good sometimes, but has slipped in recent years, IMHO. I read "Rolling Stone" as an early 70's university guy, but I think it absolutely sucks now. There's an image oriented magazine that lets you discover new artists and buy direct from them that I like sometimes. I think it's called "Artist Direct" but I'm not sure.
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