If you’ve read my blog, you know about the television. Here are some magazine subscriptions I remember:
The Advocate (the gay newsweekly), Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, American Theatre, The Atlantic, The Baffler, Boston magazine, Christopher Street (a long-gone gay literary magazine), Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, Men’s Fitness, Modern Photography (since consumed by Popular Photography), Mother Jones, The Nation, The New Republic, New York magazine, The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, Psychology Today, Reason (to bone up on libertarianism without having to read Ayn Rand), Rolling Stone, Utne Reader, Vanity Fair, Washington Monthly, the Weekly Standard, Yankee, and Z (“dedicated to resisting injustice”).
There was a magazine about Apple computers in the mix, but I forget the name. There was also Unzipped, a magazine about gay pornography as opposed to a gay pornography magazine. (You can justify any salaciousness by disguising it as sociology.) When I was a teenager just outside of Boston, I also subscribed to the Village Voice, mostly for movie reviews, and that’s the publication that aroused the suspicions of my father about my sexuality, because it kept putting stories about gay rights and AIDS on its front page.