From Booking through Thursday:
Even I read things other than books from time to time … like, Magazines! What magazines/journals do you read?
Back in 2000, when getting excited about the release of The Sims, I bought a magazine called PC Gamer and enjoyed it enough that I subscribed for years thereafter, until after I’d graduated high school. My machine could no longer play modern games, and since the magazine had gotten thinner and less attractive visually, I let the subscription lapse. I keep them in a box in my closet, which baffles anyone who asks about it. I maintain that one day I am going to want to read those old editorials and staff pieces. It’s mostly a sentimental value, though. Because I now have a not-yet obsolete gaming rig, I have entertained notions of resuming my subscription.
I also bought Disney Adventures magazine faithfully as a kid, since it was my only way to stay hip about pop culture.
At the library, I browse National Geographic, The Smithsonian, and other random science/history magazines that catch my eye. I sometimes read Newsweek or Times, but this only rarely.
In bookstores, I sometimes buy copies of mental floss, Star Trek: the Magazine, The Skeptical Inqurier, and the odd pop history magazine. I’d like to subscribe to magazines like Free Inquiry, UU World, and The Humanist, but as a student my mailing address tends to fluctuate and I do not like forwarding addresses. I’d also like to try Analog magazine, the modern form of the old Astounding Stories, but I have not read much real science fiction and find “hard SF” to be a bit intimidaitng. In the future I can see subscribing to Scientific American. I’ve read one issue and enjoyed it.
I also receive The Historian, a historical journal, as a benefit of being a member of Phi Alpha Theta. Even though I’ve not read any of them in full, I’m always happy to see them arrive in the mail — same goes for a science magazine(ish) the Howard Hughes Medical Institute used to put out.