Magazines to Read Now

James T Murray

A crop of newer niche titles is furthering the case for the prestige of print.

Lucky Peach

Bad-boy Momofuku chef David Chang’s magazine takes a nerdy, fan-like approach to food journalism (one issue was entirely dedicated to ramen). $28 for four issues a year;

The Gentlewoman

Scot Penny Martin’s “anti-fantasy” handbook celebrates how real women think and dress (even if those real women might include, say, Beyoncé). It’s the sister publication of Fantastic Man$25 for two issues a year;

Cherry Bombe

Editor Kerry Diamond’s food-meets-fashion venture spotlights beautiful women making delicious eats—whether model Karlie Kloss or BBQ master Helen Turner. $35 for two issues a year;

Gather Journal

The recipe-driven culinary pub, conceived by former Nylon staffers Michele Outland and Fiorella Valdesolo, is about gathering to cook, dine and drink. $35 for two issues a year;

Man of the World

Alan Maleh’s rugged but handsome bible is a tribute to an all-American lifestyle both handmade and rough-shaven. $72 for four issues a year;

The Lit Mag Everyone Should be Reading

Italo-British editor Tim Small is reviving Milan’s literary culture with the smart, semiannual Milan Review. No two issues are remotely similar: Its third installment consists entirely of a novella in 66 micro-chapters by Canadian Clancy Martin titled “Travels in Central America.” $30;