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January 2004

Librarians’ Choice 2003 · Magazines

There’s always something new in the world of magazine publishing, whether the publications are brand new or tried and true. The Library has thousands of current subscriptions to magazine titles, and here are a few staff favorites this year.

the cover of Bust

Bust: For Women with Something to Get Off Their Chests
“Fierce, funny, and too smart to be anything but feminist,” Bust is a hip, edgy alternative to mainstream women’s magazines.

Inspire Cincinnati
Articles about local people and organizations that “inspire the human spirit and improve the quality of your life.” Also includes information about the arts, fashion, and the Cincinnati social scene.

In Touch Weekly
Stay in touch with the latest celebrity gossip and fashion news with this new weekly magazine.

Italian Cooking & Living
Loads of fast and simple recipes from “Mom’s Christmas Lasagna” to “Tuscan Roast Pork,” and feature articles on Italian wine, culture, and travel. Bellissimo!

the cover of Knitter’s

Knitter’s
Projects (rated for difficulty), knitting tips, and feature articles accompanied by lavish photographs, and easy-to-follow charts.

Lifetime: Real Life, Real Women
Health, fashion, food, and home décor are just a few of the subjects covered in this entertaining magazine, published by the women’s cable television network.

Massage: Exploring Today’s Touch Therapies
Resource for practitioners in the field of massage and touch therapies. Includes articles about techniques, products, research findings, educational and professional opportunities, and important issues facing the field.

Mental Floss
Interested in learning about the physics of Star Trek or history’s greatest hoaxes? This educational magazine presents information on a wide range of intellectually stimulating topics in a “quick, simple, quirky, and fun” manner.

the cover of Play

Play
This magazine devoted to video games covers all gaming platforms and includes reviews, previews, news, and contests.

Target Market News
The only trade magazine devoted to exclusively to African-American marketing and media news and issues.

Whole Dog Journal: A Monthly Guide to Natural Dog Care and Training
Product reviews and in-depth articles on topics such as humane training methods, alternative medical treatments, and canine health issues.