An Independence Day appreciation:
Terrible photo; glorious tapestry of titles. Of course they all have websites, but it's so much more enthralling to gaze at all their covers this way. Some of my favorites:
Yaldah, A Magazine for Jewish Girls, by Jewish Girls. (Yaldah is Hebrew for "girl.")
Women & Guns, The World's First Firearms Publication for Women.
Skirmish, "the world's leading multi-period historical re-enactment and living history magazine."*
American Cheerleader (is there any other kind?). Note: You may want to put on sunglasses before viewing the website.
Nuts and Volts, "the magazine for the electronics hobbyist."
On the other side of the doorway:
Primitive Archer (from the August/September issue: "Why I Hunt Primitve," by Billy Berger).
Buddhism Today ("Boundless Joy and Freedom").
Boar Hunter (online, check out the Tusker Tally Wild Boar Registry).
Cemetery Dance ("the World Fantasy Award-winning magazine of horror, dark mystery, and suspense").
Gastronomica, The Journal of Food and Culture.
What a great country, huh?
By the way, specialty magazines like these are at the heart of Charlie Haas's terrific new novel, The Enthusiast, which I highly recommend for your holiday-weekend reading.
* I love the word "skirmish." It comes from Old French "escaramouche" and is etymologically related to "scrimmage."