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The Atlantic Makes Us Happy On Several Levels Today

Sup friends? Welcome to Thursdays, welcome to magazines, etc. Today it's INTERN'S CHOICE, as it is your Intern Juli's last day here at Wonkette (for the time being??)—and of course, with respect to our current understandings of the terms...

Dissent Hasn’t Forgotten About Iraq Like Some Of Us (Looking At You, Everyone In America)

Hey and welcome to Thursday, a day for magazines! So, speaking of welcomes, remember Iraq? We were "welcomed" there in 2003 or thereabouts, right after—and because of?!—9/11. Turns out we liked it so much over there we never left....

What We Talk About When We Talk About Slate

Slate! That's technically a magazine. Yes, yes, magazine by a hair. Okay, here we go, let's take a look at which articles this week everyone will be referencing in conversation as if they did not just about read these...

Seizing The Nation’s “Pirates And Their Environs” Issue

Hey and welcome back to Thursday, but more urgently, welcome back to Magazines. (Last week there was a highly frustrating situation involving your Wonkette intern's personal computer, sunflower seed shells, and several failed technologies.) But no matter: onwards to...

Quick Studies: The Best of Taco Talk, Vol. 165

Last week was learningsy, hm? Synopsis: we talked about Foreign Affairs and explored some important theories about colonialism and its most nefarious agent: the Mercator projection. Such the fun! This week it's on to bigger and better: namely, Taco...

An Affair To Remember

It's Thursday, and you know what that means: time to read a magazine, you and me! Let's see, let's see, how about Foreign Affairs? That's appropriately capital-i Important and relatively low-profile. Like their pioneers-of-capitalism friends over at the American...

TAP You’re It

So the hope for today was to talk about The Nation. And I assure you, there would have been winning remarks about that dumb period in its name. But unfortunately, The Nation is not all the way on the...

Mother Jones’ Food Issue Doesn’t Even Have Any Recipes

Mother Jones! So zeitgeisty now, what with the two ASME nods. Way 2 go! The most recent issue is all about food, which means it's actually mostly about environmentalism. Let's see here, Mother Jones takes a few things—farms, college...

Commenting On Commentary, With A Denby Cameo Because Of Course

Let's look at Commentary magazine, the famous neocon rag now edited by John Podhoretz, who can be easily analogized to Bill Kristol, I guess, for having a much more intelligent and talented father and then sort of soiling the...

Reviewing The New York Review

Well, well, let's take a look-see at the New York Review of Books. There's some political stuff in here, yes? Sure there is. Besides, in a few months, the only magazines left in America will be a receipt for...

A Discussion About The New Yorker, Entirely Devoid Of He Who Must Not Be Fact-Checked

Let's turn an eye toward the New Yorker, a popular New York-based magazine that sometimes has a passable amount to do with DC and politics, making it a-okay for this, "the DC gossip." Plus, as you may have heard,...

Traversing The Atlantic

Let's see what the boys at the Atlantic have cooked up for us this month, in the magazine's March issue. There's war, and the economy, and Christianity—timeless subjects, all! There's also Christopher Hitchens, trying to one-up Adam Gopnik the...

The Washington Monthly Recommends Books And Trains To Obama

Gather ye rosebuds everyone, it's time to read a magazine, as is our long-standing Thursday afternoon tradition. Let's see, let's see. How about The Washington Monthly, which has proudly resisted becoming in any way trendy since its inception. Come...

Getting The New Republic Over With

It was only a matter of time before the The New Republic stopped being an inevitability in this little feature. Well, the time has come—just one week in! Let's take a look what worthwhile things are afoot in these...

Like Every Person In America Did This January, ‘Stop Smiling’ Visits DC

Hey welcome to this thing that's going to start happening on Thursdays! It's a special Friday edition of "Thursdays Are For Magazines," in which Wonkette will be reading a different political or DC magazine each week and reviewing its...