When I say I’m a blogger, many people assume I’m somehow not a fan of printed media — which just isn’t true. I enjoy leafing through dead trees! In fact, some of my favorite green publications are in flippable paper form — mostly with good post-consumer recycled content. Four of my favorites:
>> GOOD. I reviewed coffee for the first issue of this magazine — and I’m glad it’s still going strong. The latest issue imagines the perfect neighborhood — and helps you create it where you live with a 16-page insert dubbed “The GOOD Guide to Better Neighborhoods,” complete with a “Please Disturb” hang tag you can tear out.
>> Whole Living. Formerly known as Body + Soul, the latest issue of this Martha Stewart publication covers delicious avocado recipes, eco-friendly wall coverings, edible gardens, and L.A. women who commute by bicycle in the latest issue! The website currently has a healthy discussion going on biking strategies.
>> Beyond Profit. Most of you probably haven’t heard about this unique magazine, which is about “social enterprise in the developing world.” Here, you’ll find articles that begin dialogues that are simply missing elsewhere. “What’s Wrong with Being Poor?” asks the cover story of the current issue, which is “Inverting the Global Conversation about Poverty”:
[Poverty] exists in a spectrum, not in the absolute. The poor are a heterogeneous bunch …. There is a large difference in the life of the woman boiling rice and the life of the pavement dweller …. Poverty may be more about exclusion from the rest of society, not about material deprivation.
Wired, BTW, also has an excerpt from "The Shallows", a book written by Nicholas Carr, best known on the Internet for writing “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” which argues that blog readers like me may find it tougher to read long magazine articles. What magazines do you MNN blog readers enjoy reading?