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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.

Crazy for Sudoku!
Cover Price: $4.99

Sudoku is more than a craze; it's an epidemic. Last year alone, newly launched Sudoku titles numbered at least 12 with countless other Sudoku magazines already lining the newsstand. It can be hard to choose from the countless Sudoku magazines at your local grocery store, but now the choice is easy. With more than 275 puzzles, Crazy for Sudoku! contains puzzles for everyone from beginners to experts. There is no reason everyone can't find at least one puzzle in this new title to complete. So if you haven't taken part in the nation's biggest addiction, get off your computer and go buy Crazy for Sudoku!

Cover Price: $1.99

If you are like most of the American public and use magazines as a means of escape or relaxation then Shock will be of no interest to you. Shock is the estranged son of the Hachette Filipacchi Medias SA family and is a new low in lowbrow media. Shock's sole intent is to sicken, stun and stupefy readers with pictures and stories of outlandish and out-of-the-ordinary, but real, people and events. From car wrecks to child hostages, Shock makes the information of any merit meritless by the way it is presented. Does it fill a niche? Yes. Does that niche need (or want) to be filled? That has yet to be seen.

Street Low Arte
Cover Price: $11.95

In their new special edition, the editors of Street Low Magazine take a break from photos of beautiful women and customized cars to showcase the art of their readers. All 68 pages are filled with cars, women, tattoos and mystical beings. This art may not be along the lines of da Vinci or Rembrandt but it is a good sampling of a popular genre of art. And this art doesn't come cheap. With a cover price of $11.95 you have to be a real fan of this amateur art...or one of the featured artists.


June 2, 2006


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