Last week my friend Ted kindly sent me issue 2 of The Believer, McSweeney’s monthly magazine: “There are book reviews which are not necessarily timely, and which are very often very long. There are interviews which are also very long.”
It’s a lovely thing — deep colours, calm layout, thick paper, no ads. And I’m enjoying those long articles too so far (they also have their own Lazyweb). And they now appear to have started shipping to places outside the US and Canada. Considering how much crappy conventional magazines cost, with their thin paper, tiddly space-filler columns, throw-away articles and swamp of ads, it’s good value. Tempted.