The co-editors of This Recording — an irreverent online culture publication that analyzes ’90s movies, male archetypes and dead writers with a wry grin — posted a laundry list of their print influences today, and boy is it revealing. Yes, it reiterates that the writers are super-smart and sure, everyone loves Sassy, but it got us thinking: can we say that print magazines on the market today are making the same imprint? “Print is dead” has become the inevitable refrain with news of magazine closings and budget cutbacks at major publishing houses, but perhaps it’s time to adjust the paradigm. And by that I mean: look past the Cosmopolitans and O Magazines of the world and take a trip down the independent publishing aisle at the local newsstand.
We’ve compiled a list of some solid print picks, old and new, large and small, to keep you occupied — at least until next month’s issues arrive.
Austin, Texas: Misprint
The South: Garden & Gun
For even more periodicals of the independent variety, check out MagCulture.com.
*Love is published by Conde Nast UK, true, but its editorial content (especially the nudity!) is all freewheeling-European, so consider it included.