...but not in a 'zine or an e-zine. No one chose Salon, Slate, Suck, Feed, Word, or Timothy McSweeney's Internet Tendency. Yoohoo, Penn. There's a big e-world of e-words out on the Internet. But all that fuss in the media about new forms of communication hasn't had a big impact here.
The world of words on paper had a bigger draw than e-lit. But then there were some folks who said they did not read any magazine on a regular basis or did not read at all. No, they were not embarrassed. We were a little miffed that no one picked the Pennsylvania Current as their favorite, but then, we're not exactly a magazine.
"I think my favorite magazine is Cosmopolitan because it's funny and sexy."
"Have you ever read Maxim before? That's pretty good."
"Entertainment Weekly because I'm going into the entertainment industry, and it tells me what good movies are out."
"I don't read."
"I like Jet magazine because it gives more insight on what's going on with the African-American people and it shows how far they've gotten in life."
"Probably Time because it has a lot of pertinent information but presents it in a manner that's not as sophisticated as, say, The Wall Street Journal."
"Newsweek because it keeps me informed and goes in-depth into the major issues that affect our lives."
"Architectural Digest because I like architecture and the arts."
"I don't really read magazines."
"I like People because it's a mix of articles and celebrities and current issues."
"I would say Reader's Digest because it has a variety of sections from humor to personal stories to news."
"National Geographic because of the nature photographs; I use them for art projects."
Next issue - Our reporter on Locust Walk wants to know your favorite campus performing-arts group.
Originally published on April 1, 1999