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1. O : The Oprah Magazine
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Asin: B00079RO7G
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Publisher: Hearst Magazines
Sales Rank: 5
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Motivates and Inspires You To Better Things

Oprah is living testimony that you have to constantly strive to become a better person. There is no quick remedy to become a better and positive person, and instead you have to constantly work at it. Of course, we don't have Oprah's wealth and support system to help us, but what we do have is this magazine. This is a great self-help magazine.

In today's world where we are constantly strapped for time, and our attention span cannot last more than 5 minutes, this is a great magazine to read and imbine motivation and inspiration.

What makes this magazine a little different from others is that it has examples of real people that you and I can relate to. What I find very interesting is the last page where Oprah pens her thoughts, and reveals her inner-feelings. I remember that in one of the issues Oprah mentions that even though she can afford to buy lots of clothes, she still stops and asks herself if she needs to buy this new piece of clothing. You instantly know that Oprah does not believe in squandering away her wealth, but is careful but how she spends it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Greatness
I love O Magazine because it really helps me to be the very best person I can be.

I am continually striving to improve my life and my circumstance, and this magazine brings me fresh ideas and perspectives about that every single month.

Some of the other greatest and most helpful items that I've discovered also include...

GIANT STEPS by Tony Robbins

The NEW SEX NOW dvd by New Sex Institute

GODDESS WORSHIP video by Dr. Clarke

SONICAIRE toothbrush

THE BIBLE

4-0 out of 5 stars Be the Advocate!

Like millions of others I am Oprah follower. I do watch the show as often as my time allows. However, I think that the magazine is many steps behind the show. Maybe it is because we are all used to do some errands when the commercials come on TV during the show. Maybe because the show does not seem to be contracted out to other celebrities to fill the void...

I am simply overwhelmed by the amount of advertising in the magazine.-- What a waste of paper! I imagined that "Oprah Inc." is rich enough to give up on some extra revenues for the sake of better content...

I also find that it would be more interesting to diversify the articles with some not-so-accomplished authors as Dr. Phil. Why the magazine does not bring to the daylight some great books that deserve much more attention than they are presently given? It is a big mystery to me that such a great volume like "Can We Live 150 Years?" by Dr. Tombak, remains obscure, while other authors, are being thrown in our face day by day to the point of nausea... I'd imagine that this would be a great opportunity for such media like Oprah Magazine to step up and play the role of the advocate, discoverer, promoter, or whatever you call it. Some things simply need more publicity, so why pass on the opportunity and play the same old record again and again...

So much critique and still 4 stars? Hey, I criticize to improve things that I like. Oprah magazine deserves 4 stars, but it can be even better...

3-0 out of 5 stars Great Magazine However...
This magazine is unlike other magazines that are focused on gossip, foolishness and sex.I read almost every article in each issue that I have received thus far.

Upon receiving the first issue in my subscription to O Magazine, I was pleased to find that particular issue was 350+ pages thick.I later found that approximately 75% of that issue and following issues were advertisements.If I wanted to flip through multiple advertisements, I'd subscribe to Vogue or Cosmopolitan.If O Magazine published articles alone, it would consist of no more than 100 pages, which would probably cause a huge reduction in the cost ...

4-0 out of 5 stars She has survived past so many that have tumbled.
Overall, the magazine is positive and forwardly focused so in that sense there are moments of empowerment. The photography is phenomenal and the features are well-written but can be quite bland.I think one issue is often simply more of the same from the issue before so an issue here or there is interesting but a subscription would be redundant.

How many women are there who have Oprah's business acumen and are intelligent enough to stay out of controversial personal entanglements like "O" say Martha or Rosie?I have to be in awe of Oprah's achievements and the staying power to continue the selling success with a magazine that by all accounts is a photographic journey of Oprah on every cover - every month for five years.No super-model on the planet or even the most succesful actress can include that on a resume! ... Read more


2. People
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Publisher: The Time Inc. Magazine Company
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Average Customer Review: 3.45 out of 5 stars
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People is the most wildly, consistently successful magazine in history (not to mention the most stolen from lunchrooms) and it's avidly read by half the population of America each year. Why? The people at People know what you want to read: the absolute latest, impossible-to-get dish on celebrity scandals (a $3-million-a-year fact-checking department keeps it real); definitive tribute issues; snappy wrap-ups on the whereabouts of yesterday's stars and the current Most Beautiful People; riveting stories of real folks caught up in the day's biggest news, health, and crime stories; and quick picks and pans on what's up in entertainment. And after years of black-and-white drabness, the mag has fully mastered the art of flashy, full-color photography. --Bob Brandeis ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars One of the best surprise gift I ever got
Someone gave this to me as a gift a while back... and as I was thanking them I have to admit I was scratching my head and asking myself "why?" Well, the answer came when I started to get the magazine...

In an age when magazines routinely come less and less frequently (down from monthly to 10 times a year or even 6 times a year) it was really great to just get so darn many magazines frankly! Besides the sheer number of issues they are just plain fun and timely.. Yes, they do human interest stories and more *deep* stories from time to time... but mostly its just a fast paced easy to read escape of whats happening ...right now..this week.

The people and stories they cover are generally the celebs or people with *current* public interest who are making the news at that time and that will click with most people. The stories dont go deep into any particular story but there is a reasonable amount of info without being especially unsavory (ie the stories do not seem overly intrusive to the people they are about, nor do the pictures of them)

The person who got me this could have got me something esle I suppose..the fruit of the month club, time magazine, new york magazine... a plant... but this was just so much more fun..every time it comes!

4-0 out of 5 stars Scoops without Sensationalism
I have been buying this magazine for a number of years, and it just keeps getting better all the time.

You get up to date information on celebrity gossip, as well as human interest stories, and excellent photographs, but everything is done tastefully, without tabloid sensationalism.

Nice features include reviews of current films, books and music, with Editor's picks, and the special issues are always collectibles. More news is available to subscribers and newstand buyers at people.com.

How can it be improved? In my opinion, it needs some humour sections, and top ten lists of music, books and films.

Overall, a great magazine that friends are lining up to borrow.
Get your own copies guys!

5-0 out of 5 stars I'm a People Person
This magazine has had such a tremendous influence on my life. I know that a lot of readers get this subscription because they think of People Magazine as just "Fluff," but if you are looking for inspiration, the pages of People are loaded with it.

For example, several years ago, reading about Tony Robbins in People inspired me to investigate what he was all about. That led to my buying one of his books, then a set of motivational tapes, and ultimately I went to one of his live seminars and WALKED ON FIRE! That experience has led me to a personal understanding that I can do ANYTHING that I set my mind to. All because I read about Tony in People.

Another great example is Robert Kyosaki -- I read a profile on Robert which talked about his Rich Dad Poor Dad book, which prompted me to get a copy of the tape set. I drove around listening to those tapes in my car for months -- and then next thing I knew, I made an offer on a house, got it accepted, and suddenly, just a few months later, I went from being a renter to a home-owner. My own personal American Dream story, straight from the pages of People.

And lastly -- perhaps most importantly -- I read a small story about a new system for increasing intimacy and passion for couples. I followed up by buying a copy of the "New Sex Now" dvd right here on amazon, and before I knew what had happened, suddenly my lovelife went from ho-hum to humming on all cylinders. I started dating a woman with whom I shared some major chemistry, and soon I turned her onto the experience -- it ignited passion in us both that we had never known before, and intimacy that was unparalleled. Now, a few years later, she's my wife. Talk about fulfillment! I connected with the love of my life because of an article I read in People.

Granted, all of the foregoing is not to say that there's not a great deal of very light entertaining reading and pictures in People, for those who want to just veg out and pass the time idly. But for those who are looking to improve themselves, for those who are looking to suck the juice out of every drop of life, People magazine can be the stuff which makes dreamers out of work-a-day slobs by providing pictures and profiles of the people who inspire us to be more than what we are. How much more could you want from a magazine?

3-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful People?
The cover of your beautiful people seems to be wrong. The small picture of Pat Tillman should have been the cover, with the picture of Jennifer Aniston on the corner. The issue should have been focused on the truly beautiful - the servicemen and women fighting for our country. The so-called "stars" seem even more superficial when you put a photo of Pat Tillman, and all he stands for ont he magazine. How many "stars" could of, or would of, done what Mr. Tillman did for his country.

4-0 out of 5 stars overall people is a good magazine
hmm... people magazine. well like every magazine it has its ups and downs; good articles and bads. but i think people has more good than bad. i like their celebrities and their other articles. And i LOVE the sexiest man alive issue and the special feature issues like 200 greatest pop icons, 100 greatest movie stars of our time, ect. ... Read more


3. InStyle
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Asin: B00007IJX0
Catlog: Magazine
Publisher: The Time Inc. Magazine Company
Sales Rank: 9
Average Customer Review: 4.64 out of 5 stars
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Articles about beauty, fashion, and media personalities.
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5-0 out of 5 stars My new favorite fashion magazine.
I'm not really the kind of person who gets into the whole fashion/beauty faze, but "InStyle" is definitely one heck of a fashion magazine! It combines celebrity lifestyles with the latest fashion and beauty trends. There are great articles and interviews with your favorite celebrities; the clothes are (for the most part) gorgeous. With "InStyle" magazine, you can take a look into the home of Britney Spears, find out what the perfect clothes are for the right vacation, and get the latest tips on beauty. This is not some teenybopper magazine, either. It's a fashion magazine for adults. The pages are slick with glossy photos. There are plenty of ads, but "InStyle" is well-worth it. For all fans of fashion, beauty, and celebrities, "InStyle" is the must have magazine.

I highly recommend "InStyle" magazine.

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4-0 out of 5 stars One of the best all-around fashion magazines
"InStyle" is a compendium of something for everybody: fashion, beauty, accessories, celebrities, interior design and entertaining. Refreshingly absent are the usual banal columns on advice, sex, gossip, and other filler you find in fashion magazines that don't stick to what they know. InStyle does, and holds its own with any fashion magazine on the market. Its target audience is younger than "Vogue", but there are ideas in its accessories, interior design and entertaining sections that are relevant to women of all ages. The layout and photography are excellent. InStyle runs more editorial pages per issue than any other fashion/beauty magazine, most of which are mainly advertisements. It's a relative newcomer to the world of fashion magazines, but it hit the ground running and it's still one of the top contenders.

5-0 out of 5 stars Push Your Boundaries
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This magazine is great for helping you to WANT more...
More style, more fun, more joie de vie...
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It is definitely great for shaking up a complacent lifestyle and helping you attain higher aspirations...
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Some other great ideas for women who want more out of life are the CD "Voice Lessons To Go" and the videos "New Sex Now" and "Goddess Worship" -- the last one is really amazing if you aspire to attain higher levels of intense sensual pleasure.
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1-0 out of 5 stars Beware of InStyle's advertisements
I was recently enjoying my latest issue of InStyle when I came across a large, glossy ad for cigarettes. To my knowledge, there have been none in the past 5 or 6 months. I wrote a letter to the editor and ended my subscription. Any magazine that claims to be about womens' interests owes it to us not to promote the sale or consumption of cigarettes.

4-0 out of 5 stars Fashion with some celebrity news thrown in
It would seem you can't get a fashion mag to update your wardrobe without reading about some starlet's opinion on peace. But at least In Style takes the entire magazine from a style point of view, not a "10 best ways to drive your lover insane" or "What J-Lo thinks about Iraq" point of view.

The magazine is useful for trends and of course it's a good "sitting under the hairdryer at the hairdresser's" kind of fun thing to glance through. If you keep up with fashion trends, this is one of the better magazines on the subject. ... Read more


4. Entertainment Weekly
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Publisher: The Time Inc. Magazine Company
Sales Rank: 49
Average Customer Review: 4.22 out of 5 stars
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Weekly information on the entertainment industry featuring television programming, motion pictures, videos, new albums, entertainment for children and book reviews.
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5-0 out of 5 stars Best magazine for entertainment buffs.
If you are an entertainment buff, like myself, then you will really enjoy the ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY magazine. EW always has the latest information about music, movies, TV shows, and celebrities. It gives you tons of great, glossy photos. This magazine does not have too much gossip--they have some, but most of the information that they give is true. I also love going to their website--the website is very cool and informative, too.

I especially love EW's special issues, like when they do Oscar coverage or a complete issue on a certain highly anticipated movie. They've also got reviews from the latest CDs, movies, TV shows, and books. And this is a weekly magazine, so you get a new issue every week--not just every month. EW Magazine is a good size as well...it is not too thick and not too skinny. The magazine is made from top-qaulity paper, and just a plain great entertainment magazine. Whenever I'm looking for the latest Hollywood/music industry news and gossip--I always turn to the ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY Magazine, because I know I can trust it!

So for all you entertainment buffs, I highly recommend this magazine. To me, it is well-worth the subscription price!

1-0 out of 5 stars Entertainment Weakly
If you need to be told what to think by glib, middlebrow writers, then EW is for you. It's an indispensible magazine for those who panic at the thought of not being squarely at the center of conventional wisdom, and who prefer to regurgitate review blurbs rather than say what they themselves think. It's basically a clearinghouse for studio and network press releases, with reviewers who make painfully obvious attempts to second guess public mood so they can calibrate their opinions accordingly.

4-0 out of 5 stars Fun & lively read
I read EW every week because it's a fun and entertaining way to keep up with the news. Nothing they print is really mind-blowing or new (any decent movie web site has more updates & news) but they have interesting stories sometimes and decent reviews (esp from Lisa Schwarzbaum). The reason I can't give it a 5-star rating is that it is not consistent, with only every 2 or 3 issues really good and sometimes they release issues (see the recent AI cover story or Shrek 2) that are just filler and boring. If you want real in-depth, critical great film writing, I would suggest "Film Comment" or "Cinema Scope", but for fun and broad entertainment news, check it out.

4-0 out of 5 stars great coverage of the entertainment world
One thing that I look forward to every week is the new issue of Entertainment Weekly. This is a great magazine for pop culture and gives an overview of what is going on in the entertainment world. There are some regular columns that I enjoy (The "Must" List, The Hot Sheet, etc) and the movie/DVD tend to give a good look at what is coming out and how good the movie may be. Since I am a movie fan, it is the movie coverage that interests me the most and Entertainment Weekly does an excellent job covering the big movies that are coming out.

The highlight of this magazine are the "special" issues, in particular the seasonal movie preview issues and the Oscar special issue. For someone interested in movies, these are the best issues of the year and give a good solid look at what is coming out, and there is even coverage of some of the lesser known, independent movies.

The coverage in Entertainment Weekly is not as in depth as you might find in a genre specific magazine ("Premiere" covers movies, so is more in depth on that, but it only covers movies and takes a different view), but it is not supposed to be. This is a weekly magazine that covers all of the entertainment world, from movies to music to books (occasionally, outside of the reviews) to television to just pop culture. Entertainment Weekly provides the general coverage that I am looking for, and is entertaining (as it should be) to read. That's why I look forward to receiving the new issue every Saturday.

5-0 out of 5 stars Love to see ET Weekly every single week...
Entertainment Weekly has always been my favorite magazine for several reasons. The articles, the beautiful pictures, and the great reviews on everything from music to books.

Since I work in a library I find it fun to see what the reviewer thinks about up coming books. ... Read more


5. Rolling Stone
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Publisher: Wenner Publishing
Sales Rank: 16
Average Customer Review: 2.2 out of 5 stars
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Founder and publisher Jann S. Wenner's brainchild remains the standard by which rock & roll magazines are measured, though even its most fervent boosters would concede there've been some growing pains for RS as it's strived to remain relevant through the decades. The erstwhile baby-boomer bible mixes fleshy covers of today's alluring celebs with coverage of graying rockers from the magazine's heyday. In addition to celebrity interviews, stalwart features such as CD reviews and Random Notes (the mag's long-running gossip section) provide familiar reading for older readers, as does the publication's superior political and cultural coverage. But the bulk of Rolling Stone's features are aimed at the younger pop-culture set. --Steven Stolder ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars Once essential, now just a waste of newsprint
Once upon a time, Rolling Stone (and Creem) were essential reading for rock fans. Sadly, Rolling Stone has lost its direction over the past two decades and is now irrelevant to any fan of rock 'n' roll. The articles aren't nearly as sharp as they once were, and Rolling Stone's corporate rock blandness has contributed to the decline of the cutting edge New Journalism that once graced its pages. There are still some album reviewers who seem to understand what music criticism is all about, but too many reviews read like a rewritten record company press release. If you've just GOT to check out Rolling Stone, then you can go to their web site, which is even more boring than the magazine! A subscription to Rolling Stone is quite reasonable and won't cost you much -- until the magazine shows up and you realize that an overwhelming majority of the pages are devoted not to music but to advertising. The demise of Rolling Stone is sad, because at one time is was so great. Now, if I come across a copy I can flip through it in a few minutes. There's little to challenge or inform the consumer. A magazine that once was able to be honest (such as panning Led Zeppelin...) is now just a slick fanzine filled with fluff.

5-0 out of 5 stars You can't really blame them...
Blame the music industry that's producing the crappy music out there... How is a magazine whose sole purpose is music, supposed to survive when the music out there sucks? The magazine was successful when music was at its peak, and now that music is not so great it's hurting. I still respect them for having politically insightful articles. At least they're trying to educate people. Despite the 'crisis' in the music industry (it's no longer about the music, now it's about the money), they still managed to survive. I say more power to you Rolling Stone! And expose the evil doings of the music industry!

4-0 out of 5 stars Who is really at fault here?
I would like to take a moment to defend Rolling Stone. I understand what you all are saying, and in general, i agree. Too many ads, talentless pretty faces on the cover. But it still has really interesting in depth political articles, news, and fair music and movie reviews, as well as beautiful photography. It sounds to me like most of you are just bitter about the state of popular music today, which is not Rolling Stone's fault. They cover popular music, they don't create it. Altogether, an interesting, worthwile read for any music fan.

1-0 out of 5 stars waste of money
if i was poor i would be upset on wasting money on this trash however due to my fierce spending power i dont really care - i am happy just to purchase this awful commerical magazine just to slag it off

1-0 out of 5 stars Silly magazine created to make the labels earn more
This magazine began as an alternative. It was really good at the beginning but now is just a simple magazine that receives money of the labels to give publicity and give 4/5 or 5/5 stars to crap. Giving publicity to ridiculous crap such as 50Cent or Avril Lavigne or Britney Spears just because they sell, show how stupid this magazine is. They recognize good music. That's true, but 90% is dedicated to mostly crap. The incompetent and overrated bands Evanescence or Linkin Park are described as "Goth Metal giants" and "Rap Metal giants" respectively. The list they did of the best guitar players some time ago was a joke. Some had to be there, that's for sure, but so many names missing was a horrible insult to those of us that enjoy a good guitar solo. The most important moments in music were more or less ok (with some exceptions) but the way the magazine is now is ridiculous. The Rolling Stones Magazine should be divided in two parts. One for intelligent people with good musical taste and other for Top40 and MTV lovers. ... Read more


6. Vanity Fair
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Publisher: Conde Nast Publications Inc.
Sales Rank: 35
Average Customer Review: 3.86 out of 5 stars
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A magazine for women that includes interviews with people of note, articles on news items of current interest, books, crime and hot gossip.
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4-0 out of 5 stars Not a magazine to throw out in a month
Vanity Fair is like a favorite book that you will go back to from time to time. The articles are concisely and engagingly written and serve as the most in-depth account of many major events. The magazine does not get old as years pass by. In fact, recently I spend several hours on the floor of my college library reading issues from as far back as 1984, and found them as engaging as today's articles. I even used its Oct.'99 article about Pope Pius XII for my term paper.

Perhaps one small downside to the magazine is that its cover stories on today's movie stars seem to be written by the star's publicists rather than by objective writers.

5-0 out of 5 stars Something for everyone - young and old
I've been a subscriber for about 10 years now. I cannot WAIT until this magazine shows up each month. Vanity Fair is full of wonderful articles mostly of the rich elite, but it capitalizes on on how sometimes awful things can happen to people with money too. For instance, Dominick Dunne's diary of the Moxley murder and the Safra murder. I turn to Dunne's article first in every issue. Christopher Hitchens is sometimes a bit of a "windy" rebel. He sometimes makes a point a peppering a lot of words that you may have to look up in the dictionary.

The lives of the rich and famous are a fascinating read. Truman Capotes Black and White Ball article a few years ago was great. The coverage in the Middle East has been cutting edge. I first heard of the Martha Stewart Imclone stock selling in the pages of Vanity Fair well before it became a scandal.

In response to some postings on Amazon regarding the Hispanic comment: Dame Edna is a comedian. The Hispanic community should take his/her remark with a grain of salt and rise above it. I'm Polish, but I can still appreciate a good Polish joke. The well received sound of laughter is universal.

In closing, I just love reading about casanovas from the 1920's, bi-sexual poets from the 1940's, outsider art from the 1990's, famous restaurants in the 1950's, the history of the corset dating from the 1800's, and cheezy billboard art on the highways of the U.S.A.

Vanity Fair has it all.

4-0 out of 5 stars Not just a woman's magazine.
You just have to know when not to buy the magazine. Two or three times a year. Otherwise it is a very good international magazine.
I would advise subscribing if you live in the U.S. Its price is ludicrous compared to what we pay in Europe at the newstand. Here is approximately 6 Euros per issue. It more than makes up for the smug letters from Dame Edna and assorted insider's navel watching that you find every month.

1-0 out of 5 stars One big advertisement
I used to like "Vanity Fair" magazine. I started reading the magazine way back when I was in high school. My mom had a subscription to the magazine. Now I have, or had my own subscription. It has become nothing more than an enormous perfume advertisement. 99% of the magazine is advertisements while 1% consists of articles and most of them very long-winded and boring. I admit, I don't like President Bush and I am a liberal by all means but I don't go around spewing my dislike for him everywhere I go. Graydon Carter's non-stop anti-Bushisms is tiresome and he needs to shut up for heaven's sake. Secondly, I can't stand Christopher Hitchens. After he declared that Bush was right to invade Iraq last year and went on MSNBC to spew his anti-Catholic rhetoric, I started to like him less and less. I'm not remotely religious (agnostic is more like it) but his views on Catholicism goes beyond extreme and tasteless. How on earth did Christopher got a job at "Vanity Fair" is beyond me. He can't write diddly squat. I do like Dominick Dunne though. He has always entertained me with his opinions on high profile trials. I always like the music and movie issues HOWEVER I do not appreciate sifting through pages of boring ramblings from the editor and his sheep or designer clothes/watches/perfume ads. "Vanity Fair" is a joke. After the lame cover story on Benjamin Bratt, the former Mr. Julia Roberts, I can't really take this magazine remotely seriously any more. It is all a bunch of pretentious hot air written by a bunch of upper-class WASPS who are completely out of touch with reality, let alone with the middle-class and blue-collar people. Who really enjoys reading this magazine? I won't even take this magazine into the bathroom. If only I had a bird.

2-0 out of 5 stars Not what it used to be
I've been a VF subscriber since the mid-80s. My subscription lapsed this month, and I won't renew it.

Yeah, the photography's generally good, but it's simply not the magazine it used to be. It avoids hot-button issues that it used to confront. It lionizes crusty old thieves like former Klansman Sen. Robert Byrd, and profiles various vapid performers and their pseudo-accomplishments instead of writing about interesting people with genuine accomplishments. There is endless naval-gazing in the guise of longwinded nostalgic articles long-dead or irrelevant celebrities who had penchants for young boys, adultery or dope or whatnot. Bo-ring.

Graydon Carter's monthly editor's message has degenerated into a reliably tiresome Bushphobic screed and Dominick Dunne has become a pathetic yet energetic fluffer to the wealthy.

The attempts at humor are lame, the in-jokes irritatingly smug, and the notion that our large, interesting world can be condensed to a NYC- and, to a lesser extent, LA-centric society newsletter is equal parts incestuous, xenophobic and self-congratulatory.

I will miss the essays from Hitchens which I always enjoyed. And the ones from Wolcott, which I mostly enjoyed. Some of the investigative reporting is good. But there is never any followup beyond the odd Letters page flamewars.

Vanity indeed. ... Read more


7. King
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Asin: B000066B5S
Catlog: Magazine
Publisher: Harris Publications, Inc.
Sales Rank: 296
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars No-one
I'm just writing this review to counteract the last one where the guy said hes not going to buy the magazine and gave it 1 star. Don't write a review about something that you don't even have and give it a 1 star. If it's not for you then thats great.

1-0 out of 5 stars Family Magazine... I think not
I had thought about getting this magazine for the men in my house but after reading the reviews thus far I decided I will not. With reviews saying things like check out the pictures of women in see through panties... and then about this being a good book to have around the house... well maybe... if you are a single man. Thanks for the reviews... they were very helpful in me making a decision not to get this magazine.

5-0 out of 5 stars smokin!!!!
When I first saw this magazine, I liked it. I was impressed with how the pictures look. The women are amazing. This is a good magazine to have around the house. Buy it, its worth the $5.....

5-0 out of 5 stars KING MAGAZINE -A MAGAZINE FOR THE FELLAS!!!!!
KING MAGAZINE IS THE MAGAZINE FOR TODAY'S GENERATION OF MEN -YES IT HAS GREAT ARTICLES ON SPORTS , MUSIC AND FASHION - BUT THE MAIN FEATURE IS THE SIZZLING PICTORIALS!-BEAUTIFUL WOMEN SHOWCASED! TASTEFULLY PHOTOGRAPHED-IT'S ABOUT TIME, THAT THE MEN FINALLY HAVE A MAGAZINE OF THEIR OWN-...FELLAS GET YOUR SUBSCRIPTION TODAY - INCLUDING BACK ORDERS- THE SEPT/OCTOBER ISSUE WITH SINGER MYA ON THE FRONT COVER WITH SEE-THRU PANTIES SHOWING HER PHAT BOOTY...IS BOOTYFUL!....SEE FOR YOURSELF ... Read more


8. Penthouse
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2-0 out of 5 stars I quickly grew out of this.
I remember back in the late 80s and early 90s this was actually very good but now its just gotten boring.I just dont like it as much as I used to all the issues today seem the same to each other and I really dont understand the rave reviews.

2-0 out of 5 stars Okay if you can handle it.
Count me in the camp that thinks hardcore pornography is offensive.Very offensive.I used to look at these until I decided they were disturbing and not worth my time.Playboy is much less offensive to me.Maybe Im homophobic and dont like looking at it because it makes me feel like a bisexual or something or maybe its the words they use.I just find it trashy and dont read it or even look at it anymore.

5-0 out of 5 stars I Dig this Magazine
Hot chicks left&right along with cool writings&a strong sense of Humor all here.this Magazine has held up really well over the years.

5-0 out of 5 stars Hot, Sexy and Unforgettable Women!
Once you get started it seems that Penthouse is the magazine that you can't give up! More of our customers are "hooked" on Penthouse than any other magazines as far as buying adult men's magazines for sheer pleasure ....... not celeb issues, not for the articles. Just for themselves, for the beautiful ladies with the hot,sexy bodies.

Back issues can still be found on Amazon and other sites, no need to miss out if you missed out!

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5-0 out of 5 stars The sexiest magazine avaiable.
Penthouse may have beautiful women but I think Penthouse is hotter.If you ask me the women in this magazine look better.Maybe its because its more explicit or maybe its just that they really do look better no matter what.Penthouse is my favorite magazine because it has the hottest women in the world.What surprises me is that Penthouse has the better looking women but ... remains more popular.Maybe its because it has pictures of nude celebrities but Penthouse is better.I think Ive said enough for now.Theyre both great magazines and you should own both of them if youre a straight or bisexual male. ... Read more


9. Mental Floss

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5-0 out of 5 stars The smart thing? subscribe to The Floss!
i've been a big fan of mental floss since its inception. every issue continues to impress me and the magazine just keeps getting better. the magazine is not only funny and entertaining, but also a wonderful resource for anyone with a love of learning. there is no other magazine like it! i've shared this magazine with friends and family here in california and its been a huge hit out here. in spite of the magazine's fresh and somewhat irreverent appearance, people of all ages would appreciate its content. i highly recommend this magazine!

im looking forward to the mental floss boardgame and calendar!

5-0 out of 5 stars mental floss
"mental floss" the cover says "feel smart again"--- you'll feel smart, you'll feel touched by some articles, and much of the time you'll feel a chuckle coming on.... This is such an entertaining magazine with contributors guaranteed not to be "ordinary." I love each issue. I have begun using "mental floss" subscriptions as gifts and don't plan to ever toss an issue in the trash..that's because each time I pick one up I find something new. Chock-full of interesting facts- yes, some are useless, all are informative, some are thought provoking, and MANY are funny, "mental floss" is the greatest new magazine.
Highly recommended for everyone looking for something new and smart.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Best Thing In My Mailbox!
I have subscribed to "Mental Floss" from the very beginning, and now look forward to each new issue anxiously. Founded just a couple of years ago by two former college roommates who wanted a fun, hip, urbane magazine to make them smarter with style, "Mental Floss" has become a huge success, and is one of the few new magazines that debut each year that is actually prospering.

Each issue is loaded with information on interesting topics, from how common (or very uncommon) things work, to odd and unknown histories and biographies that you will not find anywhere else (and if you did, certainly not in as condensed and succinct a form as you will find here.) Without exception, the writers are literate, knowledgeable, and good humored.

The things that you don't know will amaze you after reading this magazine. Try "Mental Floss", and I am willing to bet that you will be hooked. I know I am.

4-0 out of 5 stars Thought provoking, but not too serious
Finally! A magazine that does not insult your intelligence, but is still fun. This is not just another magazine full of whiners with good vocabularies. It will inform, but still laugh at itself. Fun reading for the thinking person, who doesn't care what Britney Spears is doing!

5-0 out of 5 stars Be patient, it's worth the wait......
For the disgruntled reviewer, when you order through Amazon.com it takes longer to reach the publisher. Amazon.com does state it will be 12-16 weeks, to receive your first magazine after you order. If you ordered in March, chances are you'll start with the June/July issue, as the publication is a bimonthly. Sometimes the double month's issue i.e. June/July is referred to as July. I'm betting you'll start with that issue. There may be some confusion, as far as when you are starting, as compared to what issue you are starting with.

I have been a subscriber for a while, & expect the June/July issue to arrive towards the end of May, if the schedule remains the way it's been previously. The magazine, as well as the customer service is superior by far. Give it a chance, I'm sure you'll be "VERY PLEASED" in the long run. I've renewed my subscription up to the year 2007, I enjoy the magazine so much! Trust me, once you start receiving it, you'll be delighted! ... Read more


10. XXL
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3-0 out of 5 stars People are so quick to hop on the bandwagon
I know you're already dying to give me an unhelpful vote because you think I'm hating but please read the review first and listen to my insight.

Yes, yes, we all know that The Source Magazine has gone to crap since Benzino began to exert his influence on it. I haven't bought an issue of that mag since 2001. When the Source went to crap a lot of people turned to XXL. Admit, most of you turned to this magazine after Eminem's lashing out against the Source. Ironically, he himself was dissing this magazine back in 2000 on "I'm Just Marshall Mathers". Now for a while I turned to XXL as well. Around late 2003 XXL began to disappoint me. Let me tell you why.

By now it's no secret that XXL is boosting up Shady/Aftermath artists in their magazine in return for the increased sales that Eminem has brought them. When the Source became biased I turned to XXL because I thought that it was the closest thing to a fair and balanced magazine that hip-hop had left. Well, they've proven me wrong. XXL has had Shady/Aftermath artists on 4 of their last 6 covers. If that isn't bias then I don't know what is. Not only that, they proceeded to call Eminem the best rapper living on one of their covers. Now I love Eminem but I know, XXL knows, Eminem knows, and anyone who started listening to hip-hop before 1999 knows he isn't the best artist alive. That's blatant disrespect to the several artists who have recorded classic material in the past like Rakim, Kane, Nas, KRS, Jay-Z, and Outkast. Come on now XXL, you know you were wrong right there. Not only that, they worked with MTV2 and brought a list of the top 22 mcs of all time. If you've seen that list then you know it was a joke. If I remember correctly they put Eminem in the top 5. I love Em but he's not a top 5 mc XXL. Top 5 of right now? Yes, of all time? Hell no.

Well it seems like our acclaimed magazines couldn't resist taking sides in this XXL/Aftermath vs. Source-Benzino/Murder Inc. war. It's just a sad occurance. It's a true reflection of the times. Not only has the quality of hip-hop music been drastically lowered but now our magazines are in dire straits as well. Hopefully one of them will get their ish together for the sake of the readers and forget about this pointless label war.

2-0 out of 5 stars Subscribe at your own risk!
The content of this magazine is equal to any other contemporary hip-hop mag. But, I didn't receive all my issues. I got about 8 out of 12. That's just not cool.

4-0 out of 5 stars Better than the Sauce?Probably....but..
XXL has some good moments as a magazine,but how many times are they going to put Dead Rappers and Fitty cent on their cover?No disrespect to the dead,but it has been 6,7 years for since the deaths of Biggie and Pac.How about puttin some of the pioneers like Kane and Rakim on your cover.That is not gonna happen unless they both sign with Def Jam or Rockafella.The magazines treat Pac like Elvis.It's all about the chedder.
I like the Love/Hate issues.I like the Eye Candy,but that's a selling point.I like "step your game up" but, sometimes i think it might be personal.The Editor thinks he can flow,and has a personal verbal battle with the Sauce's Editor.Crazy,right?The Reviews are good,but sometimes when i see an artist get an XL,i associate it with the Sauce's 4 and half mics.XXl done gave quite a few XL's.If that's equal to 4 and a half mics,then that's foul because there is not that many exceptional albums out there right now.It's a good mag,but this monopoly has to cease.Bring back Egotrip,Elliot.PS,Speaking of personal,zino and Mays are trying to ruin Eminem's career by calling him a gay racist.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great magazine, I can't get enough of this.
Now, I won't deny that XXL jumps on every bandwagon there is out there for rap music, but they can sure write good articles and interesting stories and still keep it fun to read and look at. It's filled with pictures, has great features that no other Hip-Hop magazine can offer. It definately beats out it's "competitor" The Source by a long shot. It does attack rappers every here and there but they got love for everyone in the game. It is mostly mainstream rap so if Hip-Hop is dead like a reviewer claimed it is, it isn't this magazines faukt, blame it on the scene itself and the bigshots behind the labels. Great magazine, you can learn alot about these rappers and rap in general through reading this magazine. A must read for rap fans who are curious about the rap game and what happens inside of it.

4-0 out of 5 stars THIs MAG IS HOT
this mag is really good....every issue is better than the last anyone who says otherwise works for another magazine or is just a hater its not biest like some and it not a band wangon rider like most i love it=) ... Read more


11. Paste
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Average Customer Review: 4.82 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Paste appeals to wide age span
I've forgotten how I got turned onto Paste; I think it might have been through an ad in Oxford American. Anyway, I'm a sucker for music magazines, so I gave it a chance. I was so surprised to discover that Paste was addressing the very artists and types of music in which my interest had evolved. And what's more, the CD that accompanied it was loaded with good music.

I might as well tell you. I'm 59 years old but still into music and still turned on by the new and the old. To make a point about Paste, it also appeals to my 24-year-old daughter and 37 year-old son-in-law. Why? Each issue is packed with information and features on the knowns and unknowns, written in a literate voice and in complete yet concise manner. It also is colorful and well-designed. The sampler CDs are not those throw-away kind either. Somebody spends a heck of a lot of time selecting the right artists and the right tunes. If you like mixed CDs, you'll enjoy these.
Through the articles and through the sampler CDs,Paste has turned me on to some wonderful music that the members of my family enjoy sharing.I hope others will give it a spin - no pun intended. If it is not what is happening, it is what should be happening. To use an expression from my generation and yours. It's what's cool.

5-0 out of 5 stars Know What You're Getting
When you read many music magazines, from Hit Parader to Rolling Stone to No Depression, you read articles and reviews about the hot new hitmakers, and they hope you'll take what they have to say into consideration when you decide where your music money is going to go. But you have to take a lot on faith, because you don't know what the music really sounds like. That's where Paste is different from most: they bundle in a sampler CD stuffed to the gills with highlights from the current issue. You make your decision with all the information you could need or want right there on your stereo.

Paste doesn't appear to favor a particular form of music. For lack of a better handle, you could say they favor music to which a geezer like me can understand the words. Americana, folk, blues, rock, roots, and even some unclassifiable material fill up the pages and the disk. Though the emphasis is mostly on music too esoteric to get radio airplay, the editors aren't naive. They know that putting Norah Jones or Sarah McLachlan on the cover is a good way to move copy.

This magazine covers a lot of music you won't hear on the radio, but it's not so far out that you'll run into somebody who thinks beating on a piano with a hammer is music. It'll be something eminently listenable, even for a stick-in-the-mud like me. By allowing readers to get a good listen to current trends in up-and-coming music, Paste is also good for working musicians and music business professionals. It puts you one step ahead of the curve without having to spend rafts of dough on CDs or trawling through the lousy online music for the one MP3 that stands out.

Paste's masthead promises "Signs of Life in Music and Culture." This is no lie. Though the main emphasis of this magazine is recorded music, there are lengthy sections dedicated to cinema, books, and other cultural trends. The thrust of these sections is primarily in terms of winnowing good cultural content from bad, rather than being hip and with-it, so it's ideal for people who are more interested in what's good than in what's good.

This title costs more than most music magazines, because of the sampler CD, but it's worth it. If you care about music for its quality more than for its faddish factors, this is the title that will let you keep abreast of where the good stuff is to be had.

3-0 out of 5 stars Three Stars for a Good Idea
It sounds good--"signs of life in music and culture"--but the writing is definitely not up to par. Yet. I've been a subscriber for the past year and though I've been disappointed overall, I have seen some improvement in the quality of the articles over the year, although not nearly enough to get me to re-subscribe. I found I was more interested in their book and movie reviews than their articles on music and musicians. The latter tend to be short sugary praise columns on mostly very young and very white pop bands who are apparently popular on college campuses. The feature writing lacks soul (as do the CDs) and is about as profound as the average Amazon customer review, which we can get free! They try to cover too much in each issue and end up covering nothing really.

Having been a fan of much older music all my life (My parents' stopped buying records around 1978 but they had a little bit of everything--Gospel, blues, folk, rock...), I thought Paste might point me to some good music by my own generation. Alas. I've been consistently disappointed by the sampler CDs, usually finding that the only tracks worth revisiting are the ones by old vets such as June Carter Cash and The Subdudes. Most don't live up to the hype in my opinion. For instance, the blurb introducing "Melancholy Polly" by Allison Moorer on the latest sampler: "...Contains some fantastic, heartbreaking lines like, 'She is not a starlet with a red guitar / Just an easy target for a broken heart.'" Huh? Somehow I completely missed the "fantastic, heartbreaking" part when I listened to the song. Maybe I've been spoiled for too long by Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash, but if the likes of Moorer, Ben Kweller, Five for Fighting, Howie Day and many others are any indication, we're in for a long dry spell in the world of popular music. There are some real "signs of life" here and there (Jolie Holland! And they did a rather good feature on Robert Randolph recently), but Paste isn't very good at sifting the grain from the, well, you know. Like I said, they've shown signs of improvement so far and there's no reason why they shouldn't continue to get better. Could be that they're just young and there's nothing wrong with that--gotta start somewhere.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great writing about great music
I bumped into paste magazine when browsing through Borders looking for something other than the usual pop-peddling tat found on the UK newsstands today. The cover (for issue 5) grabbed my attention - Joe Henry, Emmylou Harris, Guided By Voices - people already populating my music collection. Great, I thought, at last a magazine that fits my tastes. This should be a good read.

So I bought it, sat down with a large cup of joe & started reading. I couldn't put it down! As well, as the artists above, there were articles on people I'd never heard of; articles on people I'd always wanted to hear something by, but never gotten around to; and articles on artists that made me want to go out & buy their music there & then. The copy I picked up didn't have a sampler CD (someone had nabbed it from the inside before I got there!), but it made me want to read more by these guys.

I've since subscribed and find paste to provide wide-ranging content, not particularly genre-based (but if you were really into pigeonholing I'd probably say they covered Americana singer-songwriter artists most of all), and not always favourable. This is not a sycophantic bow to all things underground & trendy (as someone else mentioned, they know when to put a megastar on the cover), neither is it afraid to shout about music it loves from the proverbial rooftops. They've even gone so far as to set up their own label.

The sampler CD is a revelation as they cram it full of artists covered in that particular issue and as another reviewer wrote you will spend a lot of money trying to track down the individual CDs discussed within the magazine.

In short, this is great writing about great music, with no preconceived ideas about what great music is. I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone interested in music & culture today.

5-0 out of 5 stars Signs of Life in Music and Culture - Hopeful and Helpful!!!
I recently read an interview with the editor of this magazine, Josh Jackson, and it impressed me enough to look for Paste at my local bookstore. Having picked up a copy and listened to the sampler CD it comes with, I can tell you it is well worth the price (I've already signed up for a subscription!). Paste deals with intelligent, well-crafted music - both faith-based and otherwise. By their own admission, the editors of paste find that "one of the most annoying things in music today is the complete segregation of genres within the industry", so they focus on all kinds of "good music", whatever genre it falls into. The sampler CD is excellent, and of course, covers a variety of genres and artists. The one I received had better known artists like Five for Fighting, Indigo Girls, Norah Jones and Edie Brickell, but it also introduces lesser known artists(and now favorites of mine), like The Lost Trailers, Starflyer 59, Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers, and Ben Kweller. The articles inside encouraged me to check out bands like Addison Road and Robert Randolph & the Family Band. All in all, it has been great for introducing me to some of the best 'unknown' music out there!

Also, in the interview, the editor, Josh Jackson says they try to make Paste a "magazine that doesn't objectify women, that doesn't glorify drug addiction, that tries to respect the artists it covers, and that writes about all of the grand themes of searching, of loneliness, of love, of darkness, of hope that popular music is often courageous enough to tackle."

One warning, as a previous reviewer has mentioned, reading Paste will cause you to spend some money, as you find hidden gems of artists and albums you hadn't heard before, and now really want to own! Amidst a sea of commercialism and crassness in music and entertainment magazines today, Paste is a weclome sign of how beauty, truth and artistry can still be celebrated and enjoyed in popular music. ... Read more


12. ESPN the Magazine
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Average Customer Review: 3.89 out of 5 stars
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Like the industry leader in sports television that created it, ESPN the Magazine is big, bold, and brash, using its oversize format to show off striking full-page images and splashy sidebars.It's not all flash, though: the magazine also gets contributions from familiar on-air talent such as Dan Patrick, Chris Berman, Stuart Scott, Peter Gammons, and John Clayton as well as the athletes themselves.The biweekly format doesn't allow for the minutiae that The Sporting News handles, so you'll get broader features--playoff previews, personality profiles, photo spreads--with an emphasis on basketball, football, baseball, hockey, and some extreme sports, though off-season coverage tends to be limited to a page or two.--David Horiuchi ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent but.......
I am(was) a charter subsciber to ESPN magazine and loved it for the information and terrific BIG photographs. I only recently let my subscription expire because I couldn't keep up and found myself reading only a couple of sections. It is a pretty BIG magazine with lots and lots of sports information.Having much more edge than its competitor, SI, this magazine takes work to get into, especially if you are from the baby boomer generation or older. The layout is ,well , out there, somewhere between hep(I know people don't say that anymore) and outright spacey. The visual layout is herky jerky much like those edgy camera shots that conform to the principle that there are no rules. The layout does take some getting used to but once you've adjusted the articles are pretty good. Another problem I found with the magazine(most news mags) is that reading about last weeks major sports event is a little anti-climatic after a week long media campaign. They do give you a different angle but by this time you may have had enough about last weeks big event. It also takes alot of time to keep up with issues, they just keep coming and there is (too) much to read. Some of the best featurers are Dan Patricks Outtakes which can be hilarious and In the Crosshairs where they breakdown a player and his equipment. If you have the time this is probably the finest muti-sports magazine around, so, throw out your SI subscription and get into all your favorite ESPN talking heads in print form. Besides,they will probably send you one of those ESPN The Magazine logoed sweatshirts or something.

2-0 out of 5 stars too much depth, not enough breadth
This isn't so much a sports magazine as it is a lifestyle magazine about players. I've been subscribing since the first issue but am considering cancelling it soon. The problem is the focus of the articles: every issue has 3-5 articles each profiling one player. If you happen to like the player (from famous players like Kobe to esoteric players like Jarome Iginla), then you're set. However, if you don't care for the player's sport (I don't really care for NASCAR), his team, or the player himself, then you're stuck holding a truly worthless magazine. In constrast, at the end of each mag are one-page summaries of each of the major sports and leagues. I turn immediately to the NFL, NHL, and NBA summaries each week. This is what I mean when I say the mag has too much depth and not enough breadth.

Occasionally, however, the mag has a few truly excellent pieces. A recent article describing the NFL salary cap was invaluable. Draft and season previews are interesting, but you can find better info on the web and on ESPN.com's own site. The giant full-page photos in the mag don't do much for me either, since I'm not a 15-year-old idolising the players. If you're looking for true sports information, get it off the web, not in this rag.

1-0 out of 5 stars Mostly Frivolous
I have been a subscriber of ESPN the Magazine for over a year and I'm sorely disappointed in it. Most of the magazine is frivolous short material that provides very little information and it does a relatively poor job of bringing sporting events or athletes to life. I find particularly annoying the numerous pieces that are supposed to be humorous but are instead banal and pointless. I find reading it mostly a waste of time.

Unfortunately I'm stuck with my subscription for now. I certainly won't be renewing it.

4-0 out of 5 stars Sportscenter in print
I agree with the reviewer that said ESPN the Magazine is for readers with short attention spans. That doesn't make it a bad magazine; it just means they cater to their target market. The Magazine differentiates itself from SI by looking ahead to upcoming events rather than looking back. For the most part the writing is solid and written in the same offbeat style that has made Sportscenter such a hit. In short, it's not the greatest magazine but it serves as a good compliment to SI.

1-0 out of 5 stars Great network, but their magazine stinks
Some interesting articles, and small bursts of that ESPN sass you're used to, but in a chaotic format that is almost unreadable.

In-depth articles are rare.

If this mag wasn't so cheap to subscribe to, no one would be reading it. In short, there are better options available. ... Read more


13. Teen People
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3-0 out of 5 stars A pretty good teen magazine
"Teen People", targeted to ages 13 and up, features articles mainly focusing on celebrities, beauty, fashion, along with occasional real-life stories about real teens, and what's going on in the world around us. However, I did come across several annoying parts of the magazine, which include:

- Too many advertisements: Basically, there's an ad on every other page, and about 12 in the front of the magazine. I wouldn't mind if they didn't have so many ads in the magazine.

- Short Articles: Many articles are just 1-3 pages long, while many other teen magazines have much longer articles. Whenever I finish a Teen People article, I'm thinking "That's it? I want to read more!"

-Doesn't focus much on real-life issues: Like I said earlier, this magazine does have some stories about real teens and news of what's going on, but not too much. If you're looking for magazines that feature more real-life stories and issues, I suggest getting something else.

Anyway, I would say that TeenPeople is a pretty good magazine, especially if you're obsessed with reading about the latest trends and celebrities. Other good teen magazines include "CosmoGIRL!", "YM", "Seventeen", and "Teen".

4-0 out of 5 stars Teen People has gotten a lot better!
Before 2004, I used to think that Teen People was way too much celebrity-obsessed and had too many advertisements, but it seems like the editors and writers have been making a change for the better. Teen People is now a magazine that many teenagers, will enjoy and like to read. It covers many topics, from the latest celebrity news and pictures to real-life stories.

Teen People's articles have been getting longer and more complex, which I think is a nice thing especially for those who like to read a lot. They are no longer limited to 1 or 2 pages, now many of them are at least 3 or 4. Teen People features articles about celebrities, the latest fashion and beauty trends, real-life stories, guy advice, and more. It's a great magazine for those who love reading about celebrities and their latest doings, because like it's parent magazine People, Teen People covers these topics a lot but equally balances the other topics along with it. Additionally, Teen People has fun stuff like quizzes, games, embarrasing moments stories, and more.

I would recommend Teen People for any teen who is looking for a good, easy-to-read magazine with a little bit of a bigger emphasis on celebrities. It's a wonderful and age-appropriate magazine for anyone ages around 12 or 13 and up.

5-0 out of 5 stars This Mag, Rocks My World!
I'm 15 years old. And for several years now I have been reading this magazine! It's so good! I just recently got a subscription, and I love it! I think any Teenager who is in the "in crowd" would love this magazine!

1-0 out of 5 stars crap
I honestly do not know what the audience of Teen People is. I read it off and on again and, as of late, wonder who it could be aimed at. Teen People is the most liberal magazine out there. It is obsessed with sex (...), is shallow and annoying. It claims that its audience is teenagers. It may be, but it must be for the shallow, atheist teenager. It sure is not for someone who takes their religious beliefs seriously, and it sure is not for someone who is gay or transgender. I have seen Teen People's desperate attempts to get everyone to read it. Its attempts are what cause it to fall flat on its face. It claims to be aimed at older teens, and yet it features Hillary Duff on the cover. It has articles on born-Again Christians that sound as though they were written by an atheist. Its articles on gays sound forced. The magazine repeats the same things over and over again, like a broken record. This magazine is not for me. I am a middle-ground, straight conservative Christian. Leave this sex-crazed for shallow teens only magazine on the newstand. It is about time this magazine was put in its place. It used to be good. Its articles were not forced and the authors actually did their homework when they researched it. It used to have substance. What has become of Teen People? It has lost its appeal. Hopefully someday the appeal will come back. But for now, it sucks. Period.

1-0 out of 5 stars Went down the drain...
I subscribed for this magazine when I was in the 6th or 7th grade (in 2000). I loved it! It had reading, about 3 full pages (no adds!) on the cover article, and it was just really fun to read through. I could spend the whole month reading through it.

Now I'm in the 10th grade... and it's just lame. There's rarely a page that doesn't have an advertisement and it takes me just 5 minutes to flip through and discard. They have adapted new layouts... like during "Star Tracks" they point to things and say a joke or something. I find this extremely tacky.

I may have just grown out of it, but I've only been a teenager for 2 years, and this should be a teen magazine. It definately has changed: I looked through the first one I ever got and it didn't have nearly as many ads in it. This is clearly a change of the times for the worst. There is no substance in it anymore.

I recommend this magazine for pre-teens and 13 year-olds. If you want a teen magazine with substance, I really don't know what to tell you. They're all like this. Maybe get an adult magazine such as Teen People's parent, People. I personally grew out of Teen People and don't recommend it for teens who like to read and don't like to be bombarded by tasteless advertisements. ... Read more


14. Banjo Newsletter
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Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Banjo Newsletter
As a newcomer to playing the banjo (< 1 year), I find the Banjo Newletter to be a wealth of information about the 5 string banjo and the various styles. They also review banjo teaching aids (books, CD's, DVD's etc.) as well as recent releases of CD's of interest to the banjo world. Each issue has a large range of articles for all interests, including interviews with musical celebrities, and lots of songs in tablature format. The paper newletter is supplemented with a very robust web site with MP3's that can be downloaded. This is very helpful to hear the timing of various licks. You can also order older newsletters with interviews or songs of interest.
All in all, the money for the subscription is money very well spent. The banjo newsletter authors really love their work and it shows! Keep up the excellent newsletter!

5-0 out of 5 stars This is the best
This has to be the best on-going publication for five string banjo players in the world. If you have a question, it will probably be answered in Banjo Newsletter. Songs, tabs, licks, interviews, tips, tricks, you name it. If it has anything to do with the five string banjo it will be in Banjo Newsletter. Truly a labor of love presented by people who want to see this wonderful part of Americana remain alive and not flushed down the toilet. Highly recommended.

5-0 out of 5 stars THE magazine for 5-stringers
I really don't have much to say except that if you love playing the 5-string banjo then you will find something of interest and amusement in every issue of BNL. It is a real bargain and clearly a labor of love of its editors and writers.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Resource!
I love this magazine! Interesting articles, great bits of tab for advanced and beginner alike. A terrific magazine for the dedicated banjo player. ... Read more


15. Vibe
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Average Customer Review: 3.44 out of 5 stars
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Slicker and more uptown than competitors The Source and XXL, Vibe covers hip-hop culture in its many forms. The primary focus, of course, is music, but urban fashion also receives lavish treatment, and each issue contains a least a dash of movies, technology, sports, and politics. Celebrities tend to dominate its well-photographed and well-designed pages, but there's also room for more substantive fare (such as a touching report on "chickenheads"--rap-world groupies--who deserve better than they get from their often-abusive lovers). Covering a culture that is frequently misogynistic and homophobic, Vibe is both women- and gay-friendly, and surprisingly broad in its interpretation of who's cool enough for hip-hop: Elton John (for his Grammy duet with Eminem), maverick senator Jim Jeffords, and Seattle Mariners baseball star Ichiro Suzuki. --Keith Moerer ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Lost its vibe years ago, but it's still worth reading
Frankly, as another reviewer said, the magazine was doper (and larger in size, I might add) back in the early '90's. And ever since I read this, I noticed a few things: they hate MTV, they love BET, they hate Nas and his affiliates, they LOVE Jay-Z. The real reason to run and buy this magazine is for the "20 Questions", but back in the '90s all of the questions were funny. Now, only one or two of them are funny while the rest don't even make sense. Not to mention that they only put artists on the cover who went multiplatinum (i.e., Jay-Z never made the cover until 1998). But I still read the magazine for its START section that interviews up-and-coming acts and for the fact that it distances itself from other urban magazines by featuring non-hiphop artists like No Doubt and Lenny Kravitz. The Revolution sections are okay, but truthfully, their reviewers dislike anything that isn't Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, or Mary J. Blige.

4-0 out of 5 stars A decent staple of urban culture.
Within its few years since inception, Vibe magazine has grown to be a staple in urban/hip-hop culture. To its credit, Vibe covers considerable ground: r&b, neo soul, hip hop and reggae. Its focus is music, but it also reaches out to cinema, current events, sports, and television. Apparently, Vibe isn't afraid to push the envelope and tackle non-mainstream issues: they even did an article on hip hop culture in the Black gay community, which ended up being one of the very best articles the magazine has published. While Vibe is often guilty of hyping "hot" artists that are of dubious quality (Ashanti, Destiny's Child, etc), they also feature articles on talented artists that have yet to make it big. Overall, this magazine comes with my stamp of approval.

5-0 out of 5 stars man
man i love this but some of the items are to high and my wife dont like dat so please lower dem or i will sue u alright.

5-0 out of 5 stars Vibe keeps it real
I've been a subscriber for the past 2 years and since then I've stopped reading The Source almost completly. I can believe I wasted my money like that. This magazine is everything.. you get the latest 411 on da lastest fashion, issues affecting our communites, close up, personal interviews with the top names in Hip Hop and the column in the back where they discuss the unusual things going on in question.

3-0 out of 5 stars You've lost that VIBE...
Frankly, there isn't much I can say that hasn't already been said by everyone else, but all the people that gave Vibe magazine less than four stars are pretty accurate. What was once a great urban magazine is now just an okay magazine. The articles were great, all twenty of the 20 Questions were funny (or if not that, accurate); even the magazine itself was larger. But now all that has changed.

The articles are still pretty decent, but very seldom are they actually about music. I mean, sure, it's good to cover wrongful beatings of people and what not, but I thought this was a music magazine. Also, now the artist on the cover usually has an article that is only about two or three pages long, as opposed to longer stories by other artists - or other TOPICS in general. And the Revolutions (reviews) section is something I can do without. When the reviewers don't like an album, they never go into detail. Basically, they just say it's bad; they don't say WHY. And nowadays when I read 20 Questions, most of them will make me say, "Man, you must've been bored."

Vibe is still an okay magazine, but it needs to get its vibe back to keep readers interested.

Anthony Rupert ... Read more


16. Disney's Princess
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Publisher: Redan, Inc.
Sales Rank: 52
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Great for your little princess
We just started receiving this magazine and my 4 year old loves it. If your daughter is obsessed with Disney princesses like mine, then this is the magazine for her. It has several princess stories, coloring pages, and a few activities. This month has one cooking and one sewing activity just to give you an idea. ... Read more


17. Preschool Playroom
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Sales Rank: 115
Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Good short stories and activities
This magazine is expensive, but each issue contains several stories, activities like mazes, finding hidden items, and basic colors and counting. My son does not watch TV (his choice), but he likes the characters in this magazine, who are all friendly and likable to him.

I also recommend subscribing to the mediocre Parenting magazine, only because it includes an issue of Sesame Street magazine with every subscription-issue. Sesame Street magazine is better than Preschool Playroom because it has a much broader selection of information (includes animals, geography, and multi-cultural lessons) presented in a style that preschoolers enjoy. Just leave the Parenting magazine in the waiting room at the pediatrician's office.

3-0 out of 5 stars OK for younger viewer, and only if they know the characters.
Ordered this for my 3yo son. He was little beyond it and found it a bit boring. He also doesn't watch much of the younger kids TV, and so didn't know all the characters that are featured in each issue. Overall, it is probably OK for some, but not appropriate or useful for us.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great magazine
I have a 2 1/2 year old and a 41/2 year old, they both love the magazine. It has characters that the kids know and are interested in. Lots of activities. My daughter went through the entire magazine in the first sitting and continues to go through it. The activities are right on target and don't frustrate her. I went to the bookstore and looked at all the magazines before I got a subscription. Some of the other mags have too many advertisements and are pushing their products. This has no advertisement pages in it. I liked the fact that it had activities that both kids were interested in doing. Counting and colors for 2 year old and writing and thinking skills for 4 year old. Highly reccommend. But, if you are looking for a subscription for your child, buy a few different single magazines for them to look at and see what they are interested in. You don't want to waste money on a mag they don't want. I was very happy with this one.

2-0 out of 5 stars Subscription problem
I ordered this magazine and never received it. I wrote to Amazon subscriptions and got an auto-reply. Still no magazine. Several months later, I finally recieved one copy. A big waste of money, but spending more time trying to get satisfaction probably wasting more time. Something is broken either with Amazon or with the magazine senders. Makes me hesitant to order magazines through Amazon. Magazine wasn't that clever - more like promotion of a select set of merchandizing characters.

5-0 out of 5 stars appropriate for 2 year olds and up
Unlike Nick Jr magazine, this is not full of ads, and the content is pretty much accessible to 2 yr old and up preschoolers with some activities that even 24 mo and up can attempt such as counting out / identifying all of the red toys etc. The stories included are also really sweet, about familiar characters and not too long hold my now 2 1/2 year old sons interest ... Read more


18. Spin
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Average Customer Review: 2.6 out of 5 stars
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Founded in 1985 by Penthouse publisher Bob Guccione's son, Bob Jr., Spin magazine aimed to occupy a space forged and outgrown by Rolling Stone, which had since moved on from counter-culture reporting to a more pop-culture focus. Due to its well-funded birth, Spin rode the wave of the burgeoning alternative rock movementand was afforded the luxury of being as controversial as it wanted, forsaking at times somewhat slanted reporting in favor of the punch and jibe. Nonetheless, it brought into America's peripheral vision early stories of the ravages of AIDS in Africa, in addition to standard artist interviews and album reviews. Switching from a tabloid format to a glossy perfect-bound publication, the magazine now reports on fleeting music trends and the Next Big Thing more than it unearths alternative-rock gems, but it still does a good job of uncovering behind-the-scenes-stories, such as the violent acts and deplorably unhygienic conditions of 1999's Woodstock III music festival, in a way no other music magazine does. When the Beastie Boys released Hello Nasty in 1998, Spin published three different editions of the magazine--each with a separate headshot of one member of the renegade hip-hop group. Three years later, Rolling Stone copied the gimmick, featuring the members of boy band 'N Sync individually on five different covers. If Spin's influence in rock journalism was ever in question, this event provides irrefutable proof. --Beth Massa ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Doesn't Deserve the Bashing It's Received
Spin is a great magazine. It focuses on music most other magazines don't. After reading it you feel knowledgeable in all genres of music. The articles are a joy to read and make me laugh out loud. Spin also offers other fabulous features and great reviews that are straight forward and succinct. An overall fun magazine that I look forward to receiving every month. Last month my issue got torn, tattered, and water-stained from me carrying it around with me everywhere I went. I take it everywhere in case I catch a few free minutes to read on about Steve-O from Jackass or the White Stripes, or Red Hot Chili Pepper's struggle to stay in the industry for the love of the music. Spin has really covered all the bases and never left me disappointed. A great magazine, well-worth the money.

3-0 out of 5 stars better than rolling stone, occasionally insightful, but...
Every now and then Spin offers some high quality rock criticism. I, too, found it's 90 greatest albums of the '90s issue to be very good... yet so many of the artists they covered in that list go largely unnoticed in the magazine's regular issues, or end up buried beneath a lot of sub-par not music related articles and advertising.
If you are looking for a higher quality magazine of music criticism and rock journalism, I'd suggest seeking out some of the lower circulation, genre-specific magazines out there. Spin caters too much to evaluating pop trends and pushing bands that are already popular for my taste. If the subscription price is cheap enough and you just want something to browse, then go for it. But if you really want a quality music magazine, you'll have to look a little harder at your local bookstore, there are some out there.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best damn magazine ever!
SPIN covers pretty much every type of rock music out there...like electronic, altevernative, metal, EVERYTHING. They don't sugarcoat anything, and it's really funny at times. Definetly 5 stars.

5-0 out of 5 stars A must have for Cobain fans.
This is a very interesting issue of Spin to bring the ten anniversary of Kurt Cobains death. The thing that made this issue interesting was that editor Chuck Kiosterman made a prediction of what if Kurt Cobain didn't die? What if he lived? My question is, "Why didn't they get another person to write this? Chuck's predictions are very stupid. Ok, he has the part of divorcing Courtney Love right, but he said that on April 11 1998 Kurt was spotted holding hands with Courtney, and on November 16, 2003 they re-marry, those are false details that wouldn't happen. He just makes ridiculous predictions I can't write them all. He says that on June 5 2002 Cobain retires from music and becomes a painter. You be the judge there.

Forgetting that page, there is a picture of the shirt Kurt wore on the "Smells like teen spirit" video, they took the picture and Kurt's mom's house. They also put in a very rare picture of Kurt Cobain in the set of Smells like teen spirit with a shirt of Jesus on his head giving the camera the finger. Then there is a passage named "The ghost of Saint Kurt". It is really the story of how Kurt Cobain became Kurt Cobain. It is a very long passage, so if your too lazy to read just look at the pictures.

Then there is a timeline of events that happened in the Nirvana story. It goes from the late 18th century (it really just says how flannel shirts came about so you might want to say 1965) to 2003. It's a pretty cool timeline with no miss prints. There are also quotes from people from bands like Deryck from sum 41 and Donna A from the Donna's, and other people. That's about it, the rest of the stuff in the magazine is udder rubbish. This is a must get magazine, but you probably can't get it now. If you can, do.

1-0 out of 5 stars mainstream
Spin will do anything to try and stay hip. I wanted to gag when i saw a picture of blink 182 in their "tribute" to kurt cobain mag. Im a huge nirvana fan and the only good thing about those articles were the pictures. they were poorly written and dull. they didnt even scrape the surface of kurt's music, and his impact on an entire generation. i suggest maybe guitar world or anything other then spin... ... Read more


19. Premiere
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Average Customer Review: 4.83 out of 5 stars
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It may share the same ZIP Code as its Tinseltown cousin Entertainment Weekly, but Premiere is a far different magazine, focusing less on gossip and more on the nuts and bolts that have helped Hollywood become a gigantic industry. Premiere tackles the big picture through articles like "Women in Film," "The Ultimate Summer Movie Guide," and "The Power List" of who's who in Hollywood. Premiere also offers a great variety of profiles, from movie stars to behind-the-scene players like grips and gaffers. Smart, unbiased reviews accompany each month's top movie releases, and the "In the Works" and "Home Guide" sections track films from creation to video release. Libby Gelman-Waxner adds humor with her indelible look at film from the fan's point of view. --Doug Thomas ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Now Playing At A Theater Near You
Premiere covers the film industry like no other magazine out there. Sure, there are plenty of other "movie industry" titles to choose from, but few do it with such style. I have been a loyal subscriber for nearly a decade. In that time, I have always found their articles and interviews to be top notch. Each year brings 4 special movie preview issues, that not only tell you what's coming out when, but these previews also offer (usually) spot on predictions about how each film will preform.

I also like the magazines regular features and columns. "If You Ask Me" by Libby Gelman-Waxner is always good for a chuckle. The column talks about the current film trends. Each issue has 2 review sections: One for new/upcoming flicks, while the Home Guide tackles what's new at the rental counter. The Action section takes a look at who's hot, casting news, a bit of rumor and speculation, scene stealers, Q+A with Glenn Kenny, the fun, Go Figure, and other tid bits. Another gem is The Filmmaker Series that spotlights a major Hollywood type every month. Each issuue ends with a mini interview, with a film star, called Idol Chatter.

Some of the "news" in the magazine may seem outdated since this is a monthly. But Premire makes up for that, with in depth coverage, of all things film. Highly Recommended for all film goers and buffs

5-0 out of 5 stars Best all-purpose movie and DVD magazine out there!
Premiere is one of those magazines I used to buy when flying. It was light, fun, and it covered one of my favorite subjects: the movies. That was then, and thank goodness this is now. Premiere has completely renewed itself into a superb entertainment and arts publication. The editorial direction is unusual among these kinds of magazines in that in any given issue, you get a taste of Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Cinefex, Movietone, and Playboy. The upside of the editorial diversity is that every issue is immensely readable. The downside to the editorial diversity is that you can't enjoy any consistency from one issue to the next. Still, all in all, Premiere is a super read each month and I highly recommend it!

5-0 out of 5 stars Viggo The Amazing!
This maginze holds a one-on-one interview with the fabulous Viggo Mortenson. Viggo Mortenson is an amazing actor/artist.He was brilliant in Lord Of The Rings and Walk Two Moons and his new book Signlangue is brilliant! He is an amazing phototagrapher and poet as well as an amazing actor. This magazine gives you an inside look on what Viggo is doing next in the movie bussiness but I won't tell you what it is. I rated this magize a five star.

5-0 out of 5 stars A must-read for all film buffs!
Premiere continually raises the bar for both serious film discussion and the art of having fun with the movies. They have just returned to their original oversized format, and I cannot express the improvement. New features and revamped older ones are continually fresh and surprising, and Libby rules! Now if they could just bring back Ted Casablanca's column, they would be unbeatable!

5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect Blend of Industry News and Showbiz Glitz
I have subscribed to Premiere magazine for about 10 years now. And I'm still not bored. There are movie reviews, previews of what's coming soon, sneak peeks into what's in the works, interviews with stars, directors, writers, and producers, in-depth articles on the making of movies and unmasking of studio woes. Premiere gives its readers insight into the realities of movie-making: the good, the bad , and the ugly...and the absurd. But along with the business, there is the glamour and gossip of Hollywood. There are plenty of interviews with stars accompanied by big, sexy photo layouts. This is a magazine whose editors clearly love the movies and are fascinated by all aspects of the business. They give us industry news and allow us to see how this fascinating film industry we have in Hollywood functions -but without denying the fun of Hollywood's glamorous, glitzy, sex-crazed marketing machine. Be sure to check out Libby Gelman-Waxner's monthly humorous take on what's at the box office. And the DVD reviews in the "Home Guide " each month will help you decide which DVD's are worth a look. There are magazines that have more movie-star gossip; and there are trade magazines that have more industry news. But Premiere is the perfect blend of both for the movie-lover and video-rental junkie. ... Read more


20. Guitar One Magazine
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Sales Rank: 88
Average Customer Review: 4.25 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars I love guitar one
i love the lessons in the book on soloing and other stuff.I also perfer it over Guitar World because it has more sheet music. It includes articals about what equpment, FX, Guitars, Ect. famous guitarist use, top ten list. And all this for 5 bux (an issue). Last it has about 6 peices of sheet music but if you go to a store or something sheet musics like ten bucks but in this you get a magazine and 6 peices of sheet music.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great source of guitar tab
The main reason I subscribe to Guitar One over Guitar World is the number of songs in each issue. I found myself rarely reading the instructional articles in GW, but always turning to the guitar tab in the middle. Guitar One has all the good parts of GW, plus at least 6 songs per issue. Its always full of good interviews with top bands and guitarists, plus lots of sneak previews of the bands that are going to be hitting it big soon. I've subscribed for several years now, and I have kept every single issue.

4-0 out of 5 stars An OK mag, useful web site too
There's about five billion guitar (bass, drums, stereo [insert your own]) magazines on the market, all of them are vendor-hype infested with very little useful information otherwise. This one isn't different, no worse no better. It's got a useful web site, btw, if you're looking for some gear info, that is. There's some music in the mag too, but as is always the case with mags like that, it's way too primitive to be of much interest. In general, I find British magazines of the same sort (Guitarist, Guitar Techniques, Computer Music, etc.) better, even if not by much -- better written, more informative, more pleasing graphically, with a CD attached (better hear once than read 1000 times, at least in this area... plus you get for free the presenters on the CD speaking with the nasty British accent that you can then rip, rearrange as needed, and use for your answering machine.)

OK, that said, all these mags are little different from a vendors' digest delivered to your door at your cost.

4-0 out of 5 stars Guitar Enthusias of the century !!!
I like this magazine cause it let me get tips on how to play guitar in a different way. A great magazine for folks who want to learn. I recommend this to folks cause it helps you to see what other folk are doing in term of technique of playing guitar. Great magazine !!!! ... Read more


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