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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.

Geek Magazine
Cover Price: $5.99

If you got beat up a lot in high school and enjoy watching Star Trek, boy do I have a magazine for you. Straight from your parents basement comes Geek Monthly (although it is published six times a year) magazine, the first magazine embracing the geek culture. Everything geeky is covered in this magazine from Battlestar Galactica, molecular gastronomy and anime starlets. This magazine is well designed and has plenty of fun content even if you are not a geek. And with Rainn Wilson aka Dwight Schrute (the geek from the television show The Office) on the cover, Geek Monthly is in tune with popular culture. So please go get yourself a Geek, it's alright they're cool now.

Logan Magazine
Cover Price: 4 issues for $14.00

With the goal of inspiring and informing young women with disabilities, Logan magazine has the noblest of goals. Logan is a lifestyle and fashion magazine that shows that beauty comes in all forms. That is an uplifting message that resonates at this holiday time of the year. Logan features articles on mentoring, food recipes and finding independence. The editor of Logan (Logan Olson) has worked for five years to bring her unique vision to the marketplace. She obviously spent her time wisely as the magazine has a clean design and informative content. This magazine is attempting to establish a niche audience but more importantly it is providing hope and inspiration to women with disabilities to achieve their dreams. And that is something we all could use, especially during the holidays.

Young Urban Viewz
Cover Price: $4.99

Young Urban Viewz is a new quarterly magazine aimed for African-American teens. There seems to be a never ending supply of new urban magazines hitting the market each trying to capitalize on hip hop culture. What makes this magazine different is that it is presenting positive portrayals of African-American teens. With articles on outlets for expression, dealing with parental divorce and the dangers of teen sex, this magazine is taking a completely different angle to establish an audience with African-American teens. Although this magazine has strong articles, the images and design need to be greatly improved for this magazine to have any staying power.


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