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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.


The number of metro and regional launches has seen a steady rise over the past few years. More and more as the magazine industry sees the need to meet its readers where they are and provide them with more relevant information, titles such as Conveyer will continue to pop up on newsstands across the country. This black and white beauty is one of the most striking magazines I have seen this year. With its unique layout, Conveyer feels more like a trip through a photo album--complete with stories--than a publication intended to showcase one-of-a-kind feel of Jersey City. The fantastic art and simple yet expressive design of Conveyer makes this new launch an experience rather than just paper and ink.

Jamaican Eats
Cover Price: $3.95

Jamaican Eats is yet another example of why the magazine industry is the most comprehensive vehicle for individual interests. It also shows why epicurean magazines were the largest category last year. Jamaican Eats is a magazine devoted entirely to Jamaican food (surprise!) and the people that love it. As yet another great niche publication, Jamaican Eats is more than a book of recipes. Its glossy pages explain Jamaica's unique cuisine and include content from nutritional information to antique cookware that has been handed down for generations. So even if you can't take that Caribbean cruise this summer, you can at least pick up a copy of Jamaican Eats and let your mind take you to the islands

Tick Tock Word Seeks
Cover Price: $2.99

If you have already finished all the puzzles in the 14 sudoku launches we've seen this year, maybe you can try your hand at Tick Tock Word Seeks. Sure it may seem like just another book of puzzles, but this time Penny Press has added a bit of a challenge to their newest collection of mind exercises: a time limit. Complete each of the puzzles under the target timelimit and you can call yourself a "solving ace." So if you are into puzzles but may be getting tired of only sudoku, try this handy digest-sized launch the next time you are at your local newsstand.


June 30, 2006


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