Monday, April 08, 2002

Magazine Me IX
A recent feature on SF Gate takes a look at mainstream women's magazines such as Elle, Harper's Bazaar, and Vogue, discussing their general lack of content, recent attempts to return to the glamourous fashion-mag days of yore, and several reader participation-driven reinvention efforts. The piece also describes and rates the magazines' audience, tone, content, and fashion and celebrity focus.

There are some weird anomalies in the roundup. Why was Lucky -- which is arguably not as much of a traditional women's magazine as the others considered -- included while Glamour was excluded? How did SF Gate label these "women's magazines," when books such as Good Housekeeping, Family Circle, and the other survivors of the seven sisters have also been tagged with that descriptor?

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