Need a Break? Popular Magazines Now Available in Soft Seating Area in Library!

Author: Susan Good


The library’s collection of popular magazines has expanded! In addition to the familiar “serious” news (e.g., The Economist, The National Review, Newsweek, The New Yorker, Time) and professional titles (e.g., Chicago Lawyer, National Law Journal) that have been a regular feature in the soft seating area, we’ve added some brain candy for you!

Whether you have a scholarly basis for tracking pop-culture (e.g., an interest in family law that compels you to keep track of the latest celebrity domestic dramas via People magazine) and technical innovations (e.g., the use of drones in armed conflict as discussed in Popular Science, Popular Mechanics, and Wired), a professional interest in planning your wardrobe for interviews, summer jobs, and court appearances (see GQ and Vogue), or just want to veg out between classes (see full list of popular titles below) we’ve got you covered.

So, come on over to the soft seating area (just past the public computer terminals to the west of the Circulation Desk) and get settled in with one of the following good, trashy, or “good because it is trashy” magazines or newsletters today!

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“The world’s largest bridal magazine, BRIDES is the go-to source for all things wedding. Flattering gowns, creative reception ideas, planning how-tos, DIY stories, color palettes, amazing flowers, inspiration boards, gorgeous hairstyles, etiquette advice, fun honeymoon spots—we take a girl by the hand and walk her through the entire wedding maze, from the day she gets the ring to the day she writes her last thank-you note.”

Car and Driver
“Edited for the domestic and imported car enthusiast, Car and Driver magazine covers everything and anything surrounding the world of automobiles. Every issue of this monthly publication is a compilation of product reviews, action-packed photos and essential articles that keep you up-to-date on industry news and developments.”

The Chronicle of Higher Education
“The Chronicle of Higher Education is the No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators . . . . The Chronicle is published in two sections: Section A, which contains news and jobs, and The Chronicle Review, a magazine of arts and ideas. Subscribers also receive the annual Almanac of Higher Education and special reports on diversity, the academic workplace, online learning, and other topics.”

Consumer Reports
“Consumers Union (CU) is an expert, independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to work for a fair, just, and safe marketplace for all consumers and to empower consumers to protect themselves. The organization was founded in 1936 when advertising first flooded the mass media. Consumers lacked a reliable source of information they could depend on to help them distinguish hype from fact and good products from bad ones. Since then CU has filled that vacuum with a broad range of consumer information. To maintain its independence and impartiality, CU accepts no outside advertising and no free samples and employs several hundred mystery shoppers and technical experts to buy and test the products it evaluates.”

Chicago Lawyer
“Timely articles and surveys on attorneys, law firms, issues and events affecting the legal community have earned this monthly magazine numerous awards. In addition to stories on major legal issues and trends, the magazine includes columns by acclaimed attorneys in a variety of fields such as ethics, personal injury, securities law and family law.”

Discover attracts intelligent and curious readers – forward thinkers and public advocates engaging in a dialogue of action that influences opinion leaders and encourages innovation. They are active in their communities, carry a strong voice concerning political issues and are very active in environmental groups.”

The Economist
The Economist . . . offers authoritative insight and opinion on international news, politics, business, finance, science and technology.”

Elle Decor
“This magazine showcases the most advanced international fashion designers and their innovative ideas in architecture, home fashions and the decorative arts. It provides the latest information on the top interior designers and architects and offers a detailed shopping guide in each issue.”

Entertainment Weekly
EW is your all-access pass to Hollywood’s most creative minds and fascinating stars. They’re the first to know about the best (and worst) in entertainment, and with their sharp insight and trusted voice, they keep you plugged into pop culture. It’s where buzz begins.”

GQ helps you look sharp and live smart. Each issue brings you revealing sports profiles, intimate photos of today’s hottest up & coming actresses and models, tips on fine food & drink, sex, politics, fashion and grooming advice, The Style Guy’s answers to your questions and so much more!”

Indiana Lawyer
“Legal news important to Indiana attorneys updated as it happens. Breaking news and in-depth coverage of laws, legal cases, law firms, Indiana courts, pro bono and legal aid, bar associations, law schools, and corporate counsel.”

Lawyers USA
Lawyers USA is published monthly and is distributed to lawyers across the country. Each issue has articles on litigation news and trends, as well as practice management, technology and marketing. Our mission is to help lawyers develop and build their practices by giving them the information they need.”

Los Angeles Daily Journal
“News on the litigation, transactions and regulations changing how you practice law Judicial Profiles – 5 days/week; ADR Profiles – Fridays; Corporate Counsel interviews – 2 days/week; Perspective – attorney-written columns; Verdicts & Settlements – 40 civil case summaries every week Law firm news and firm profiles; On the Move – lateral moves, mergers and honors; State bar news and coverage of legal ethics; Court Directory – in print monthly and online; California Directory of Attorneys – biannual; Special Reports on the law community and developing legal trends.”

L’Osservatore Romano
“Founded in 1968, it carries the full texts of the Pontiff’s discourses, the documents of the Roman Curia, and other texts and commentaries. On the occasion of the Pope’s journeys it comes out in a special issue. The English edition is published in tabloid format every Wednesday and is distributed by subscription in all the countries in the world.”

Michigan Lawyers Weekly
“We deliver essential tools for attorneys across the state[:] [s]tories, opinion summaries, verdicts and settlements and much more about legal news and activities in Michigan.”

Muscle & Fitness
“This is a lifestyle magazine for men and women interested in building their bodies and minds. It contains advice on getting in shape and staying fit. Each issue includes articles on exercise routines, diet, nutrition, sexual fitness, psychology, sports medicine, kinesiology, physiology, weight control and personal appearance.”

The National Law Journal
The National Law Journal reports legal news for attorneys: NLJ 250, top law firms, the blt, legal times, rankings, archives, court decisions, verdicts, practitioners’ columns, legislative issues, 40 under 40, & plaintiff and defense hot lists.”

National Review
National Review and National Review Online are America’s most widely read and influential magazine and website for Republican/conservative news, commentary and opinion. Both the magazine and website provide insightful and incomparable coverage of today’s — and tomorrow’s — most important political, economic, social, and cultural issues and trends.”

National Review and National Review Online are the benchmark vehicles for reaching those Republicans/conservatives who lead and shape opinion on all the important issues.

The New Republic
“When The New Republic was founded in 1914, its mission was to provide its readers with an intelligent, stimulating and rigorous examination of American politics, foreign policy and culture. It has brilliantly maintained its mission for ninety years. The New Republic covers issues before they hit the mainstream, from energy to the environment, from foreign to fiscal policy. By publishing the best writing from a variety of viewpoints—including those from arts and culture, with literary criticism that sets the standard in the academy and among general readers alike—The New Republic continues to be America’s best and most influential journal of opinion.”

“This weekly news magazine reports on each week’s developments on the national and global news front through news, commentary and analysis. Its features include national and international affairs, business, lifestyle, society, the arts, politics, the economy, personal business, the Washington scene, health, science and technology.”

Runners World
Runner’s World will motivate and inspire you. Each monthly issue of Runner’s World brings you advice on new running techniques, introduces you the latest running products and national and international race information. You’ll find the strategies, tips and advice to fuel your performance, prevent injuries, burn fat, shed stress, and achieve your personal goals. Runner’s World is filled with the powerful information that will help you run faster and farther and have more fun doing it.”

Sports Illustrated
Sports Illustrated is created for sports fans, but because of the exceptional writing and photography it appeals to almost everyone. Sports Illustrated’s writers and photographers deliver award-winning coverage of sports and the human spirit.”

Time reveals what today’s headlines mean to you and your family — from politics, to science, to human achievement, arts, business, and society.”

The New Yorker
The New Yorker offers a signature mix of reporting and commentary on politics, international affairs, and the arts, along with fiction, poetry, humor, and cartoons.”

PC World
PC World is the best source of information on how to select, buy, and use computer products and services for home and business. It’s packed with award-winning articles, monthly Top 100 PC and product rankings, evaluations and ratings from the PC World Test Center, tips, how-tos, consumer advice, step-by-step guides, and more.”

“America’s Most Popular Magazine. Defining celebrity, driving conversation and inspiring action. We’re America’s trusted connection to the people you want to know and the moments that shape their lives.”

Vanity Fair
“Who Reads Vanity Fair? Smart, stylish, and voraciously interested in the world, Vanity Fair readers have an extraordinary ability to discern what is truly worth their time, attention, and money. It is essential for Vanity Fair readers to be conversant in a wide range of topics—from global issues, economics, and travel, to beauty, fashion, and entertainment—and they pursue the knowledge of these subjects with an unusual intensity. Vanity Fair readers actively seek out friends and colleagues with whom they share ideas and experiences, creating a diverse and eclectic network of peers. Known for its ability to “ignite a dinner party at 50 yards,” Vanity Fair is meant for readers who enjoy expert-level knowledge and lively, spirited debate."

Vogue is the fashion authority. Setting the standard for over 100 years has made Vogue the best selling fashion magazine in the world. Each issue delivers the latest in beauty, style, health, fitness and celebrities and your subscription will include the must-have Spring and Fall Fashion editions. Before it’s in fashion, it’s in Vogue!”

Wired readers want to know how technology is changing the world, and they’re interested in big, relevant ideas, even if those ideas challenge their assumptions—or blow their minds. Wired readers are generally familiar with computers and the Internet, but this is definitely not a computer magazine — Wired won’t teach you how to upgrade your RAM. Instead, it’s a magazine about science, art, adventure, online culture, business, philosophy . . . and bright shiny beautiful gadgets. Each month, more than 2 million smart, savvy readers come to Wired for clean, clear writing with a wry twist.”