The Best Magazine Reads as Judged by the best magazines
If, after the rise of the listicle in 2013, you can possibly stomach another list of sorts, here are two that will keep you busy over the coming holidays.
The first is The Monthly’s Best of 2013: Ten Great Long Reads which draws from the likes of Rolling Stone whose piece by Janet Reitman on Boston bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Jahar’s World, was as (in)famous for the controversial cover depicting the teenage bomber under a masthead which regularly sets the pop culture status of those featured, in stone, and Luke Mogelson’s The Impossible Refugee Boat Lift to Christmas Island for The New York Times Magazine.
Another magazine which features in The Monthly’s list is, not surprisingly, The New Yorker. Which brings me to my second list of top reads: The Thirteen Most-Read New Yorker Stories of 2013.
A couple of personal favorites from which include, Dexter Filkins’ The Shadow Commander, on the leader of Iran’s Kudz Force, and from David Sedaris, a more somber offering than usual with a story about the suicide of his sister in Now We Are Five.