We currently subscribe to 5 magazine titles:
The Spectator - consistently brilliantly written, but has recently caved in and introduced lifestyle and food sections which I simply don't understand
The New Statesman - broad content and very much a refreshing alternative agenda, but there's too much of it
Private Eye - consistently makes me laugh and always read from cover to cover
Time Out - A remnant of the past. Makes us feel like we still go out, when actually we hardly ever do. Having said that the editorial content is always good and it also always makes me proud to be a Londoner
The Week - The best concept for a magazine for the past 20 years. Nicky wanted to get it so that she didn't fall behind on the news and it does keep you abreast of everything in a mere hour and a half.
The reason I post this is I was challenged by a very good friend of mine as to why I bother and he said he'd get bored of reading about current affairs all the time. I take completely the opposite view from Finn in that I can't get enough news and my response was that I always felt I wanted to learn more which he just 'paaahed' at and said 'you don't need to know all that stuff'. Which I was really surprised at initially, but then I got to thinking. Keeping abreast of current affairs is really just a hobby in many resepcts. My friend has a big corporate job, he moves in corporate circles and his main focus is business, which requires a very light touch on current affairs and in many ways his job is his hobby as well.
Funny, I didn't realise I had a hobby.