Things I Love Today: The New Yorker

Things I Love Today: The New Yorker

Over the past year I’ve become obsessed with carrying a New Yorker with me everywhere I go. It is the perfect city accessory; absolutely crucial along with chapstick and a bus pass. Here’s why:

  • It’s light enough to carry in your purse all the time. The same is not true for the other magazines I get: Gourmet, San Francisco and InStyle (definitely not InStyle).
  • Perfect bus reading.
  • Much better than the six-month old TIME magazines offered in waiting rooms.
  • Emergency umbrella.
  • Makes you look, actually become, intelligent.
  • There are somehow always a few sections left in an issue you’ve “finished” that you can read in a pinch. It’s like a never ending magazine. And in a real emergency, you can even read the poetry.
  • Great when rolled up for swatting away pigeons.

I highly recommend that anyone who lives in a city gets a subscription.

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  1. love.boxes at 8:03 pm

    I love this idea. Always carry something to read, it will make you less impatient because you will have something to do. Killing time is always a bad idea because there’s only so much of it. 🙂

  2. Sara at 9:37 pm

    i love The New Yorker.

    As do my parents…my brother and I were both born on days that the New Yorker was published (monday is it?) so my mom saved the covers from our birthdays and had them framed together and they hang in the stairway of their house. Its neat because unless you are in the know it just looks like they liked the cover art.