"It should be visceral and exciting. It should be a dramatic experience. It should be thrilling."*

LEAD AWARDS 2010

Posted: März 26th, 2010 | Author: dk | Filed under: Exhibition | 14 Comments »

VISUAL LEADER 2010 // 13. March – 11. April 2010 // Tu – Sat 11h – 18h // Deichtorhallen // Deichtorstrasse 1-2 // 20095 Hamburg // Germany

About
If you happen to be in Hamburg these days, make sure to visit the exhibition accompanying the annual Lead Awards at the grand Deichtorhallen in Germany’s media capital Hamburg, evaluating the best of German editorial design, photography and advertising. The refreshing aspect of the Lead Awards is that, unlike with other design awards, one cannot enter the competition with usually fairly hefty fees attached: the Lead Awards normally scan the German magazine market and choose whatever their team of jurors feel is relevant and outstanding at any given point in time. So it was a particular pleasure for us to find out that mono.kultur has been nominated in the category Magazine of the Year – we feel a little like the small kid that’s allowed to sit at the adults’ table. The winners will be announced on March 25, but in the meantime the exhibition is more than worth seeing, presenting quite an impressive overview of a media landscape that’s surprisingly fresh and alive.  -MONO.KULTUR

www.leadacademy.de


A Guide MAGAZINE #2 / Horsey Business

Posted: März 17th, 2010 | Author: dk | Filed under: Guide | 18 Comments »

IN THE MIND OF…From Saddles To Scarves - Hermes // When Horses Learned To Gallop - Eadweard Muybridge // TRANSFER…The Spanish Riding School - An Interview with Elisabeth Gürtler // ECONOMICS…Modern Day Pegasus - The Business Of Flying Horses // BOOK…Luxury Down To The Boot Jack - An Interview with Wolfgang Behnken

Contact
A GUIDE MAGAZINE
office@aguidemag.com

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About
In times like these it may appear irrational to launch a new magazine. We believe that precisely now a reorientation is what is needed, a repositioning that we and our contents would like to be exemplarily of. In the context of constant social change, we argue the case for adopting unusual ways of thinking and acting, for uniting visionary thought with economic viability and sustainability in order to forge new paths of economic activity and living. A Guide Magazine goes on a search for such pioneers in economy and society, beyond current lifestyle trends. Because a return to quality and creativity as the driving force of innovation can help us find our way out of the current economic and value crisis. Our examination centres on historical as well as on present day success stories of creative minds and companies that have evolved over generations. The common denominator is the combination of tradition and innovation, of passed-on knowledge and contemporary interpretation. It is certainly no coincidence that most of the examples are fuelled by an entrepreneurial spirit or the structure of family businesses, which we are striking a blow for.

The title A Guide Magazine stands for the combination of a guide and a magazine in the form of a magazine-in-a-magazine concept. Every issue contains a removable city guide, exploring the top spots of a city or region. With this concept – and in a conscious attempt to compare with the examples we portray, we too want to break new ground and offer a new product. Above all this intention manifests in the form of presentation: from photo spreads to graphic design, we´re proposing a novel approach to designing magazines. Instead of pursuing superficial trends, we explore hidden qualities.

The first two issues are dedicated to Vienna. Together with experts, we went on a search for the city´s Top 50 Creative Spots. The main part of the first issue is dedicated to the phenomenon “craft”. Products made by hand, knowledge and skills passed on from generation to generation. Qualities that put you one decisive step ahead. - Albert Handler, Doris Rothauer, Ulrike Tschabitzer-Handler

www.aguidemag.com


Gastronomica #Winter 2010 / V10 N1

Posted: März 17th, 2010 | Author: dk | Filed under: Culture, Food & Drink, Literature | 10 Comments »

FEAST IN A TIME OF FAMINE by Darra Goldstein // WHY ARE THERE NO GREAT WOMEN CHEFS? by Charlotte Druckman // RITES OF PASSAGE IN ITALY by Carol Field // SWEET TOOTH NATION: FABRICO PRÓPRIO AND THE PORTUGUESE PASTRY by Frances Baca // FOOD PORN by Anne E. McBride

Contact
Address all editorial correspondence
and submissions to:
Darra Goldstein,
Editor in Chief, Gastronomica
Williams College
North Academic Building
85 Mission Park Drive
Williamstown, MA 01267

gastronomica@williams.edu.

Subscription
Gastronomica is published four times per year and is available both in print and online. However, online subscriptions are only available for institutions, not individuals.

http://www.gastronomica.org/purchase.html

About
Since 2001 we’ve been renewing the connection between sensual and intellectual nourishment by offering readers a taste of passionate inquiry through scholarship, humor, fiction, poetry, and exciting visual imagery. With its diverse voices and eclectic mix of articles, Gastronomica uses food as an important source of knowledge about different cultures and societies, provoking discussion and encouraging thoughtful reflection on the history, literature, representation, and cultural impact of food. The fact is, the more we know about food, the greater our pleasure in it. Welcome to our table!   -Darra Goldstein, Editor in Chief

www.gastronomica.org


MANZINE #3 Dritte Ausgabe/Berliner Edition

Posted: März 5th, 2010 | Author: dk | Filed under: Man | 28 Comments »

This issue: IN DEFENCE OF AIR DOGS: World Cup Special featuring WAGs. // Morse Code vs Twitter // Flâneuring For People Who Can’t Be Bothered To Do It // Political Beard Infographics // Great British Trees // A Visit To The Former Iraqi Embassy in East Berlin // And: Hip Hop Home Help • Stuff About Berlin • Rants & Raves • Discovering Biltong • Shabba Ranks • Pussy • Thoughts & Bits

Contact:
editor@themanzine.com
London
United Kingdom

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Manzine: a publication about the male phenomenon, And by the way, let’s drop any further reference to masculinity, media studies, feminism and what have you right there.

It’s a fanzine, not a sociology lecture. Furthermore, Manzine isn’t driven by focus groups, demography and people who say things like „going forward“. It doesn’t have ologies or isms, provides no information to assist in the acquisition of upgrades or the location of G-spots, and doesen’t patronise you with lists of things you need to do before you die.

As for the rest of it, it is about what its contributors do, think and are into. They’re all men so it should be a reflection of this whole new type of man called a „Man“. That’s it. Enjoy it. – The Manzine Staff

www.themanzine.com


GRANTA #109 / Work

Posted: März 4th, 2010 | Author: dk | Filed under: Culture, Literature, Politics | 18 Comments »

Most of us spend more time at work than anywhere else, but are our lives defined by the work that we do? Do our jobs reflect our passions and personality, or are they just a means to an end, a necessary evil to pay for the weekends? From the jobless to the workaholics, from Peru to Essex to Rwanda, GRANTA 109 tells the stories of how and why we work, and whether or not work has the power to make us who we are.

Contact
Granta Publications
12 Addison Avenue
London W11 4QR

Subscriptions
here

Introduction
Editor John Freeman’s video
introducing the ‘Work’ issue

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Granta magazine was founded in 1889 by students at Cambridge University as The Granta, a periodical of student politics, student badinage and student literary enterprise, named after the river that runs through the town. In this original incarnation it had a long and distinguished history, publishing the early work of many writers who later became well known, including A. A. Milne, Michael Frayn, Stevie Smith, Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath. During the 1970s, it ran into trouble – dwindling money, mounting apathy – from which it was rescued by a small group of postgraduates who successfully and surprisingly relaunched it as a magazine of new writing, with both writers and their audience drawn from the world beyond Cambridge.

Since 1979, the year of its rebirth, Granta has published many of the world’s finest writers tackling some of the world’s most important subjects, from intimate human experiences to the large public and political events that have shaped our lives. Its contributors have included Martin Amis, Julian Barnes, Saul Bellow, Peter Carey, Raymond Carver, Angela Carter, Bruce Chatwin, James Fenton, Richard Ford, Martha Gellhorn, Nadine Gordimer, Milan Kundera, Doris Lessing, Ian McEwan, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Jayne Anne Phillips, Salman Rushdie, George Steiner, Graham Swift, Paul Theroux, Edmund White, Jeanette Winterson, Tobias Wolff. Every issue since 1979 is still in print. In the pages of Granta, readers met for the first time the narrative prose of writers such as Bill Bryson, Romesh Gunesekera, Blake Morrison, Arundhati Roy and Zadie Smith; and have encountered events and topics as diverse as the fall of Saigon, the mythology of the Titanic, adultery, psychotherapy and Chinese cricket fighting.Granta does not have a political or literary manifesto, but it does have a belief in the power and urgency of the story, both in fiction and non-fiction, and the story’s supreme ability to describe, illuminate and make real.

As the Observer wrote of Granta: ‘In its blend of memoirs and photojournalism, and in its championing of contemporary realist fiction, Granta has its face pressed firmly against the window, determined to witness the world.’

www.granta.com