four new mags complete the October roster for MagShuffle subscribers – check them all out here. these four mags will be around until at least the end of November and what a great selection they are. Kicking off with Consented, which returns to look at ‘science + surveillance’, also race, the nanny state and hope along the way. The BJP, which has been out of the roster for a while returns with a special look at ‘reframing history’, particularly through Patrick Waterhouse’s collaborative project with the Warlpiri people in Australia. Oh Comely inspired by dreams and tackles feminist porn and surreal creatures. Meanwhile Positive News marks 25 years of publications with its 95th edition of the magazine – this one looks at whether small, incremental change can make a difference. MagShuffle is a mix and match magazine subscription service, where you can personally curate your year of monthly deliveries from a roster of 100+ magazines.
consented – #8
excellent chosen themes continue to appear from the makers of Consented, who focus issue 8 on ‘science + surveillance’. The issue as always presents three sections, the first of which continues the magazine’s deep interest in race with a section that picks apart the knowledge we have about genetics and how it informs questions about race; there are looks at surveillance states; and an optimistic ending pairing technology and hope with five essays that capture the enduring prospect of change which perhaps only science has the capability to bring.
british journal of photography – nov. 18
after a little time out of the roster, the British Journal of Photography returns with a stellar new issue around the theme of ‘reframing history’. It’s a contentious topic and its dealt with a deft hand profiling photographers that involve their subjects and deal with consent and ethics in their work. The feature article from the issue is on Patrick Waterhouse’s collaborative project with the Warlpiri people in Australia. There’s also a conversation with US professor Andrew Moisey who has documented the all-male American university fraternity; First World War monuments in France; and a conversation with V&A senior curator about its new photography centre.
oh comely – #45
the latest issue of Oh Comely is inspired by dreams with a cover that perfectly distils various of the features inside its pages. These include a piece by performer Soma Ghosh who wants readers to shed their feminist guilt and embrace sexuality, as she investigates whether porn can ever, really, be feminist. Alex Merry conjures up surreal, magical creatures from her kitchen table. Elsewhere, Charly Cox writes a poem for the changing seasons and Mahalia sings some sassy-sweet soul.
positive news – #95
an exciting new issue of Positive News marks 25 years of publishing for the forward-thinking and essential magazine. Coming soon, we’ll be publishing a conversation we had with editor Seán Dagan Wood about the progress of the magazine and some changes to its distribution model. This issue however looks at the ripple effect – whether even the smallest of change can make an impact, eventually. There’s a look at the organisations that are promoting small pro-environmental actions and whether such an approach makes a real difference. There’s also looks at drug use; the four-day working week; porn addiction; and US elections.