Defunct Magazines: How “Desert” Captured the Southwest

Nicole’s staff pick from earlier today reminded me: I’ve been meaning to draw attention to the riches of archive.org’s Magazine Rack, a clearinghouse for defunct, forgotten, and abstruse periodicals from decades past. Anyone interested in media and design will find something diverting here. They’ve amassed a stupefyingly diverse collection, including such celebrated titles as OMNI (once the best sci-fi magazine around) and more … specialized fare, like The National Locksmith, Railway Modeller, and, of course, Sponsor, the magazine for radio and TV advertising buyers. All of these have been carefully digitized, and they’re free.

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Irrelevant to the interesting article, but I'd argue with the snap judgment of OMNI among the field of magazines. It was possibly the best-paying science fiction magazine, but I don't know that it was ever the best. (IFor that matter, it was mostly a science and "science" magazine with some fiction, not primarily a science fiction magazine.)(Or maybe there's a distinction between science fiction and sci-fi?)

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