Young and Modern, or YM, was one of the longest running magazines in the teenage girl market. It definitley lacked the polished All American Girl appeal of Seventeen, and as it focused heavily on subjects like dating and dieting, it knew … Continue reading Let’s Read YM, April 1997!
So you’re a person who has decided between the price of buying a decent used car or buying your own computer in 1993. You weigh your options and decide that you’re cool with still taking the bus for a while. … Continue reading Let’s Read Wired, September 1993!
We looked at a Seventeen from the 90s a little while ago, and it was a lot of fun – so let’s take a look at Seventeen from a far less female-empowered, far more pink-tinted and soft-focused world and see how things … Continue reading Let’s Read Seventeen, November 1962!
Ebony Magazine was launched in 1945 by John H. Johnson, with help from his wife Eunice Johnson. While it was not the first magazine published specifically for the African-American audience, it was the most successful and has run in print … Continue reading Let’s Read Ebony, October 1975!
Mad Magazine started out in 1952 as one of many new and radical titles pumped out of a floundering educational comic book company, tossed suddenly into the lap of the late founder’s son who never intended to be part of his … Continue reading Let’s Read Mad Magazine, October 1976!
Spin Magazine was founded in 1985 by Bob Guccione Jr., the son of the founder of Penthouse, and ran in print until 2012. The magazine was ostensibly created to keep up with the music scene, particularly the college rock, alternative, and … Continue reading Let’s Read Spin, May 1991!
Finding historical background on Western Family was harder than I thought it would be. For a magazine that boasts a circulation of over a million on the cover, there’s not much information out there on it. It’s certainly a very conservative … Continue reading Let’s Read Western Family, May 1957!
Let’s check in and see how the wide wide world of sports journalism has developed since the last time we looked at Sports Illustrated. So what’s changed in a few years between 1960 and 1967? The presence of major league sports, … Continue reading Let’s Read Sports Illustrated, September 1967!
The lovely Future Ex-Mrs. Malcolm said it would be cool for me to do this, so I figured I’d give it a go. I recently had the good fortune to acquire three issues of The Journal of Materia Medica from April, July … Continue reading Let’s Read The Journal of Materia Medica, 1882
Circus began in 1969 as a pop music magazine, trending to whatever was hot on the scene at the time. After struggling for a few years, the magazine found its core audience in teenage metalhead boys in the late 70s and … Continue reading Let’s Read Circus, October 1984!
Popular Science began life as The Popular Science Monthly in 1872, by a blind science writer and lecturer who employed his wife, brother, and sister as editors and contributors with the help of their friends like Charles Darwin and Walt Whitman. … Continue reading Let’s Read Popular Science, April 1953!
Holiday was a travel and lifestyle magazine that ran from 1946 to 1977. More than just a thinly disguised travel brochure for passenger trains and tourist destinations, the magazine published pieces from the leading intellectual minds of the day such … Continue reading Let’s Read Holiday, October 1954!