Three magazines reflect on America in 2018

by Steve Watson in October 2018
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Independent publishers all around the world have been inspired by the febrile political times we’ve lived through over the last couple of years, and it’s probably not surprising that there are some particularly interesting magazines coming out of the USA at the moment. They’re often quite hard to get hold of, though, so we’ve imported three of our favourite American titles to make this collection, and we’re offering 25% off when you buy all three together.

As I write this I’m struck by the fact that it’s a particularly interesting time to be offering such distinctive visions of contemporary America. Our bulletins here in the UK have been filling up with news coming out of the upcoming Midterm elections, not to mention the recent Kavanaugh hearing and the terrible shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue this weekend, and the prevailing tone of the reports is of a nation divided, with people being pulled into ever more extreme positions.

But these magazines offer three refreshingly different views of America – packed with local character and zooming in on real people and places, they paint a much more nuanced picture (and I think more interesting too). Whether it’s California Sunday‘s in-depth reporting, Civilization‘s impressionistic street level view of New York City, or the Southern literary style of Oxford American, there’s the thrilling feel of an authentic and intimate picture of real life being lived.

Take a look at the video above for a very quick flick through some of their pages, and if you like what you see, pick up your copy from the Stack shop and save 25% off the normal price of these three excellent independents.

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