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The good, the bad and the ugly. You'll find them all here. Each week you'll get my take on the intriguing, and sometimes peculiar, titles to recently hit the newsstand.

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I don't think it's only me but we've seen an increase in religiously targeted publications that are not afraid to tackle the newsstand jungle. Christian magazines are not simply limited to Christian bookstores and churches anymore; major books like the Left Behind series and The Purpose Driven Life have sold millions of copies in secular stores and Wal-Mart. So the question becomes: are publishers cashing in on this trend or reflecting the market? In either case, Lily is a welcomed addition. Divided into four sections--Spirit, Home, Body and Life--Lily targets every aspect of your everyday world. This quarterly magazine is only on newsstands for now, but it is definitely worth checking out.

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Not every oyster holds a pearl. The stunning photography and wonderful layout leaves its readers holding little more than an empty shell. MÈlange is a west coast and Canadian publication that is not easily described. While its tagline promises "Pleasures, Culture, Style, Celebrations," its content offers no unique selling feature whatsoever. Instead, MÈlange offers its readers a unique selling look. As you flip through its pages, the content meanders from lifestyle to fashion to travel, all the while taking the reader nowhere. No matter how superficial a society may be or become looks alone won't do it. If you're looking for pearls, throw this one back.

Military Chronicles
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For military history fans, this magazine will make you feel like a kid in a candy store. But you don't have to be a military fanatic to enjoy the well-done content packaged through pages of Military Chronicles. What this magazine lacks in innovation, it makes up for with in-depth content and information that has been the hallmark of other military history magazines, but has never been offered with such ease and delight. I've been saying lately that we have entered the age of "Me,13" and "Me,14" magazines; Military Chronicles is a welcomed copycat.


Apr. 14, 2006


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