Sugar was a teen magazine based in the UK that ran from 1994 to 2011, and then lived on in some form or another online until going dark in 2016. According to the Sugarscape wikipedia page, “Sugar used explicit sexual … Continue reading Let’s Read Sugar, June 1997!
Animerica ran from 1992 to 2005 and was one of the most popular anime and manga magazines of its time, running in hard competition with the ultimately more successful Newtype USA as one of the few Japanese animation and pop culture magazines … Continue reading Let’s Read Animerica, January 1999!
Deadline grew out of the alternative comics anthology Strange Days, both created at least in part by 2000 AD creator Brett Ewins. Founded in 1988 by Ewins and Steve Dillon, Deadline published underground comics like Tank Girl and Milk and … Continue reading Let’s Read Deadline UK, Summer 1994!
The Advocate was founded in 1967 as a newsletter by the activist’s group PRIDE. Created in response to a police raid on a gay bar called the Black Cat Tavern, the newsletter was sold in gay bars around Los Angeles … Continue reading Let’s Read The Advocate, August 1995!
Time has been running steadily as one of the world’s most popular and influential magazines since its creation in 1923. Founded by Henry Luce, a man with far too much money and power, and his buddy Briton, a man who died … Continue reading Let’s Read Time, April 1999!
Once upon a time, in a magical age known as The 80s, Children’s Television Workshop produced a magazine that was written expressly for adolescent computer nerds. It was called Enter. It lasted seventeen issues. The tween computer geek demographic of … Continue reading Let’s Read 3-2-1 Contact, January/July 1994!
Cinefantastique ran from 1967 to 2007 in various incarnations, from humble beginnings as a mimeographed fanzine to a legitimate quarterly publication in 1970, then online in 2006, and as of 2007 it lives on as a cherished memory in the hearts … Continue reading Let’s Read Cinefantastique, April 1993!
Rolling Stone. It’s been around forever. It’s neither named for the band nor the Bob Dylan song, but at the same time it kind of is. That’s kind of all there is to it. What is there to say? It’s such … Continue reading Let’s Read Rolling Stone, February 10, 1994!
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!
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!
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!
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!
What began in 1988 as a Nintendo fan club newsletter grew to become a staple in the lives of many 90s kids as Nintendo Power. Nintendo of America executive Gail Tilden built a magazine that in addition to providing video … Continue reading Let’s Read Nintendo Power, April 1992!