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Now I have to tell you about this magazine, Murder Weekly ... it’s sold in every newsstand in the city, alongside the cheap novels, and it is very popular reading among all the servants of the city. Aravind Adiga, The White Tiger p125
Nothing gives us greater pride than the importance of India’s scientific and engineering colleges, or the army of Indian scientists at organizations such as Microsoft and NASA. Our temples are not the god-encrusted shrines of Varanasi, but Western scientific institutions like Caltech and MIT, and magazines like Nature and Scientific American. ibid.
Mister Untouchable: This Is Nicky Barnes. The Police Say He May Be Harlem’s Biggest Drug Dealer. But Can They Prove It? The New York Times magazine front cover 5th June 1977
Hitler: Time magazine’s Man of the Year. Third Reich: The Rise I, History 2010
A would-be satirist, a hired buffoon,
A monthly scribbler of some low lampoon,
Condemn’d to drudge, the meanest of the mean,
And furbish falsehoods for a magazine. Lord Byron, English Bards & Scotch Reviewers l975
Set up in 1936 Life magazine believed that pictures could change the world. America in Pictures: The Story of Life Magazine, BBC 2013
They pioneered new forms of photo-journalism. ibid.
America after the war had become a changed place: it was a superpower. ibid.
The 1950s were the boom years for America. ibid.
Life always cared about the big issues of the day but was devoted to small town America. ibid.
Most women’s magazines simply try to mould women into bigger and better consumers. Gloria Steinem
I used to follow trends and try to do exactly what I saw in the magazines, but I’m not a Victoria’s Secret model who can wear anything. Khloe Kardashian
Of all the literary scenes
Saddest this sight to me:
The graves of little magazines
Who died to make verse free. Keith Preston, The Liberators
Playboy is mocking you. The People vs Larry Flint 1996 starring Woody Harrelson & Courtney Love & Cody Block & Edward Norton & Richard Paul & James Cromwell & Donna Hanover & Crispin Glover & Vincent Schiavelli & Brett Harrelson & Ryan Post et al, director Milos Forman, Flint to readers
Hustler magazine has reached national sales figures of an astonishing two million copies. ibid. 10 WGBE-TV news
The reign of Christian terror at this magazine is now over. We’re smut peddlers again. We’re back to our roots. We are porn again. ibid.
The preachers and lecturers deal with men of straw, as they are men of straw themselves. Why, a free-spoken man, of sound lungs, cannot draw a long breath without causing your rotten institutions to come toppling down by the vacuum he makes. Your church is a baby-house made of blocks, and so of the state ...
The church, the state, the school, the magazine, think they are liberal and free! It is the freedom of a prison-yard. Henry David Thoreau, I to Myself: An Annotated Selection from the Journal of Henry D Thoreau
For almost a 120 years Country Life magazine has been aspiring to capture the elusive soul of the British countryside. Land of Hope and Glory: British Country Life II, BBC 2016
News on the March: Nixon Nominated For Nobel War Prize. Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon, article, Sky Arts 2017
This totally outrageous voice that was screaming, Here I Come. ibid. reader
Nancy Reagan’s Guide to Dating Dos and Don’ts by Doug Kenney. ibid. article
First Blow Job by Doug Kenney. ibid.
Children’s Letters to the Gestapo by Michael O’Donoghue … Dear Heinrich Himmler, How do you get all those people into your oven? We can hardly get a pork roast into ours. ibid.
Welcome Vulgarity Lovers! Here’s Your Very Own Copy of The Liz Taylor and Richard Burton Gift Catalogue. ibid.
Guns and Sandwiches: The Finest in Its Field. July 1974 $1. ibid.
Telling a Kid His Parents are Dead. ibid.
Vietnamese Baby Book: Baby’s First Wound. ibid.
If You Don’t Buy This Magazine We’ll Kill This Dog. Jan 1973. ibid.
The Sixteen Amazing Differences Between Lincoln & Kennedy by David Smith. ibid.
Are Jews White People? Technically, yes, but … ibid.
‘It is the job of a satirist OK to make people in power uncomfortable, really uncomfortable, to the point where they go, This has to be stopped.’ ibid. Tony Hendra, Lampoon editor
Disco Beavers from Outer Space. ibid.
‘Doug was very distraught and upset that Caddyshack wasn’t as big as Animal House.’ ibid.
Doug Kenney, one of the founders of National Lampoon died in a hiking accident on the island of Kauai on August 29 1980. ibid.
Sniffing Glue magazine. Punk: Attitude, Sky Arts 2017
On trial: the magazine that found itself in the dock, and the moral campaigner who put it there. Portillo’s State Secrets IX, BBC 2015
The veteran campaigner Mrs Whitehouse brought a private prosecution for the common law offence of blasphemous libel against the magazine Gay News for a poem that it published in 1976. ibid.
The trial lasted six days … The editor Denis Lemon and Gay News were found guilty, and Lemon was given a nine-month prison sentence suspended for 18 months. ibid.
National Review is the most influential magazine of our time. Why? The magazine attached to a movement. Sam Tanenhaus, Bill Buckley’s biographer, interview Best of Enemies ***** 2015
We began to see Space articles. Collier’s [magazine] was huge in those days. Chasing the Moon s1e1: A Place Beyond the Sky I, 50s dude, BBC 2019
A bold new quarterly magazine: The Yellow Book. Scandal & Beauty: Mark Gatiss on Aubrey Beardsley, BBC 2020
The summer of 1976 was one of the hottest on record. Berkeley Square in Mayfair became infested by a plague of caterpillars. They got everywhere even inside the Clermont Club. One of the few Clermont members left in London that summer was James Goldsmith … Goldsmith was suing the satirical magazine Private Eye. Adam Curtis, The Mayfair Set III: Destroy the Technostructure, BBC 1999
Duller than an in-flight magazine produced by Air Belgium. Red Dwarf s7e1: Tikka to Ride, Kryten to Lister, BBC 1997
It’s a job, a business opportunity. We go door to door. We sell magazines door to door being friendly. You know you seem friendly. You make $300 a day if you’re good. American Honey 2016 starring Sasha Lane & Shia LaBeouf & Arielle Holmes & Riley Keough & McCaul Lombardi & Crystal B & Chad Mckenzie Cox & Garry Howell & Kenneth Kory Tucker et al, director Andrea Arnold, him to her