a brief look at what’s new in magazines this past week, including a literary, architectural and artistic tour of minimalism; food as you’ve never seen it before; photographic group projects; and a new literary review added to the roster. all the mags below are now available to MagShuffle subscribers. MagShuffle is our brand new mix and match magazine subscription service, where you can personally curate your year of monthly deliveries from a roster of 140+ magazines.
idler – #58
taking the theme of minimalism, The Idler bring together an array of excellent features, including a super interview with prolific author, Geoff Dyer; a tour of Paris’ catacombs and of a house in Brno in the Czech Republic designed by architect Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe; and a look around the new Basquiat exhibit all at The Idler’s typically strolling pace.
tapas – #14
a new issue of Tapas impresses once again, this time with more of a photographic focus. issue 14 includes a host of highly original ideas and features, notably their extraordinary food-inspired fashion shoots (one brilliantly inspired by a squeezed bottle of chilli sauce); there’s artwork by the Thai artist Lerson Pannawit who nimbly uses food in his collage work; there a super photo series of bars and bodegas in Madrid; how to store wine; a list of excessive feasts in history; and the photography of Irving Penn.
sight & sound – february 2018
in the february issue of Sight & Sound there is an interview with one of the world’s greatest film directors, Paul Thomas Anderson as his latest film, Phantom Thread is released to UK audiences. there’s also an interview with Downsizing director, Alexander Payne (known also for Sideways; The Descendants and Nebraska), a look at animator Nick Park’s latest work, as well as a 2018 film preview and the usual array of box office and home cinema reviews.
british journal of photography – february 2018
the February issue of the BJP focuses on group projects, with a report on Magnum Photos’ 70th anniversary group project, ‘Retold’, which asked photographers to respond to the stories of their photographic predecessors. there’s a super selection of photographer profiles, including that of Kevin Faingnaert and Carlotta Cardana. there’s an interview with Lodestars Anthology founder, Liz Schaffer; a look at a Danish collective of photographers whose first project captured UFO advocates in the US; and the Swedish photography museum expanding to London and New York.
tate etc – #42
issue 42 of Tate Etc looks back to 1932 and a series of paintings by Pablo Picasso ahead of an exhibition at the Tate Modern; New York artists Joan Jones and Rachel Rose discuss video art, sound, inhuman landscapes and making art and performance in New York’s most experimental period, alongside the likes of Steve Reich, Deborah Hay, Yvonne Rainer, Richard Serra and Philip Glass; also Virginia Woolf, Olivia Laing and Han Kang.
the cardiff review – #9
for issue 9 of The Cardiff Review there is new fiction and poetry, as well as a portfolio of photographer, David Rodriguez’s ‘Faded’ portraits. there are book reviews, including one of Ali Smith’s “Winter” and an interview with Canadian writer Sheila Heti and Swansea-born writer, Natalie Ann Holborow.