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!
Very little of Seventeen appeals to actual seventeen year olds, who at this point in their lives are taking the SAT, applying to college, holding down part time jobs, learning to drive, and other things that are a lot more prescient … Continue reading Let’s Read Seventeen Magazine, May 1992!
PC Magazine ran in print from 1982 to 2009, and lives on today as an exclusively online publication. Originally a very niche and crunchy magazine, as the audience of personal computing continued to widen so did the content, until it became … Continue reading Let’s Read PC Magazine, July 1995!
GQ (Gentlemen’s Quarterly) started in 1931 as Apparel Arts, a trade magazine that catered to clothing wholesalers, but it started to accumulate a following outside of the industry so dedicated that the publisher created Esquire magazine as a result. Between the 50s and … Continue reading Let’s Read GQ, September 1979!
Comics Feature ran from about 1980-1987. That’s approximate, as it’s hard to find substantial information on fanzines. Fanzines, in case you don’t know what separates them from normal magazines, are independent publications dedicated to the core of a fandom. Comics … Continue reading Let’s Read Comics Feature, February 1984!
Planète magazine and its little brother, Le Nouveau Planète, were French periodicals published between 1961 and 1971 by Louis Pauwels and Jacques Bergier. Those two were the authors of a book called Le Matin des Magiciens (The Dawn of Magic … Continue reading Planète: Let’s Read a Crazy Old French Magazine
TeenSet was a short lived (1965-1969) music magazine that offered a disconcerting mix of puppy-love teen idols and clear-eyed journalism on the LA underground music scene. A name change to AUM (America’s Under-thirty Magazine) and last-ditch attempt at becoming a serious … Continue reading Let’s Read TeenSet, September 1967!
Disney Adventures magazine was the brainchild of Walt Disney Company executive Michael Lynton, launched in part to promote the Disney Afternoon programming block that was an instant fixture of the childhoods of countless 90s kids. While the feature content of the … Continue reading Let’s Read Disney Adventures, November 1990!
Internet research on the history of Modern Romances brought up scant info, but Dell Publishing has long established itself as a publisher of cheap thrills and pulpy reads since the 1920s and continues to print paperbacks under several imprints today. So … Continue reading Let’s Read Modern Romances, March 1965!