Archive for February 25th, 2007

The 51 best (American) magazines ever

25 February 2007

Bigshot Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter explains the magic of magazines:

“A magazine—even in this age of electronic everything everywhere, is a marvelous invention… Newspapers tell you about the world; magazines tell you about their world—and by association, your world.

“Writers, photographers, editors, and designers bundle the slice of the world they have chosen to explore and deliver it to you in a singularly affordable, transportable, lendable, replaceable, disposable, recyclable package…

“The essential strength of a magazine is its ability to amplify. An idea, or an image, or a story, set within the pages of a magazine and assembled by the right hands, can become the grist of breakfast chatter, dinner-party conversation, or elective body debate around the world.”

Read the full article here: The 51 best magazines ever

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