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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.

American Art Collector
Cover Price: $4.99

Lasting Moments is a magazine designed for the individual that wants to preserve photos and memories in a "heartwarming keepsake album." The design concept of Lasting Moments mimics a keepsake album in itself. Its pages are filled with sample pages to help the reader come up with ideas to incorporate in his or her own album. Lasting Moments shares tips, tricks, color schemes and thematic ideas for any event the reader would want to preserve memories of.

Cover Price: $6.95

Any time, day or night, celebrities and "athletes" clog the airways thrilling audiences around the country with the sport of poker. But why stop there? Highroller is a magazine that showcases everything for "a new generation of players." İFrom basic gambling strategies to interviews with gambling celebrities, Highroller shows what it means to be a true highroller today. Decent content is improved with a clean layout and quality photography. If gambling is the air you breathe then Highroller may be appealing, but for the rest of us, we can be content with not putting our money on this bet.

Cover Price: $4.99

Montage Hair Fashion magazine is the child of photographer Jonathan Martin. Unlike the majority of hairstyle titles, this is slightly more than a simple book of pictures. Montage incorporates content throughout its pages ranging from model interviews and profiles to information on what it takes to be a hair model today. The photography is striking but it takes a good deal time to find any non-photo content in Montage's pages. There's little here a reader can't receive by just sitting in a barbershop for a few hours on a Saturday morning.

Cover Price: $3.95

It wouldn't be hard to pass over Redsnap at the newsstands; in fact it may be advised. Designed as a vehicle for renewing passion in the lives of young Americans, Redsnap has admirable goals but poor execution. The graphic yet elementary layout lacks the visual passion the magazine seems to promote. Pixilated photographs and predictable body text styling makes turning pages a chore--not a pleasure--for the reader. Redsnap does redeem itself with content that the reader would be hard-pressed to find elsewhere; however, its design will more than likely keep the reader from ever knowing that.


Oct. 10, 2005


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