The New York Review of Books will challenge your mind. Sometimes change it.
It comes 20 times a year. The cover always has something you want to read on it. They give you a dozen story subjects on this cover, if you can see it in the photo. I probably wanted to read 10 of them. What magazine gives you that? I think I liked the Zadie Smith piece on her neighborhood in London best.
The ads are smart too. Almost all book ads. Their classifieds you read too. Ads for apartments in Paris; or personal ads placed by romantic hopefuls like the ‘leggy, literate, brunette’, or the ‘tall, striking Maui gentleman.’
It even feels smart. It’s tall. The paper they use has a gloss. It’ll rub off on you.