Everyone loves a list, so it was savvy of the newish L.A.-based magazine GOOD to run a list of the 51 best magazines of all time. Best-of lists like this are even more fun in the internet age, when comment-enabled stories make it possible to argue, bicker and posture (which is the real joy of ranked lists, of course) not just with your friends but with obsessive strangers from all over.
Read the list, but don’t miss the comments. Esquire, The New Yorker, Life, Playboy, and The New York Times Magazine take the top five spots. Vogue, weirdly, ranks underneath Lucky magazine (ouch!), at #s 45 and 44, respectively. My beloved Sassy rates a very respectable 25.
When you’re done, take a gander at GOOD itself, a print mag and website purporting to be “media for people who give a damn.”
Hat tip: Helen Jupiter.