Doug's Favorite Periodicals
I Subscribe to These (Among Many Others):
- The Boston Globe
- They weren't the first on the Web, but they have the best Web
coverage I've seen in the hard-copy edition, and an associate editor in
charge of on-line projects, so I expect great things.
- The New Yorker
- This is where I learn about the world. My current favorite writer
here is historian Jill Lepore, who is great at adding historical perspective
to current US issues. This magazine can swallow up all of one's spare time!
- Physics Today
- I get this due to my membership in the American Astronomical Society,
and it is a great source of sicence policy information, history of science,
and news of last month's physics breakthroughs. The full contents since
July 2000 are online.
- Science News
- I've subscribed to this magazine since I graduated from college;
it is a great way to keep up with scientific fields other than my own.
There are many free articles, but subscribers get access to everything.
- Sky & Telescope
- Current contents and coming attractions, plus the
contents for the past 10 years.
The Sky Publishing Corporation page
has useful news and observing information.
- Technology Review
- I probably wouldn't subscribe to this if I weren't an MIT alumnus--it's
the alumni magazine--but it has some writing about technology and its impact
on society, though it has gotten a bit too heavily into Wired-style
support of entreprenures.
- Whole Earth
- I subscribed to Whole Earth Review since it was started as
CoEvolution Quarterly in 1975 after the last unprefixed (but not
the Last) Whole Earth Catalog. They ran out of money before
they could publish their 111th issue in 2003, but
it's on their web site,
with a lot more stuff, too.
- Since I live half my life on the Net, I need this to keep track of
what's going on in the technical world. The writing is pretty good, too.
- Comic strips at Comics.com
- My favorite newspaper comics, besides
Doonesbury ®, are
Arlo & Janis ®,
For Better or Worse ®,
Get Fuzzy ®, and
Heart of the City ®
I Don't Subscribe to These, But Think They're Interesting:
- A membership to the
National Air and Space Museum,
publishes this magazine which "conveys the adventure of flight and space travel."
- The former Magazine of Technology Integration
is on-line only, but it still covers every level of computing.
- Canoe & Kayak
- Lots of online articles and access to paddling information.
- Computer Graphics World
- Good articles on the computer graphics we see every day and how
they are created.
- I work for the Smithsonian Institution and can get a discounted
subscription, but I don't have one. Articles from recent issues are
available from the
- Annals of Improbable Research
- The successor to the Journal of Irreproducible Results.
Last updated January 14, 2009
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