Articles I read in May 2012

Early in May I started keeping track of the significant non-fiction articles I read, just like I keep track of the short fiction I read (to say nothing of the books I read). I started partway through the month, but I figured I’d report out those as well, for anyone who might be interested. This was a fairly slow month of article-reading mostly because I was busy with other types of reading. And when I say “article” I mean an article of substance. I’m not talking about the editorials at the opening of the science magazines, but the in-depth articles they contain. I’m not talking about a micro-review in a media magazine, but an in-depth interview or profile. And as with the short fiction lists, I’ve bolded those articles I find particularly good. Here are the articles I read in May:

  1. The Devil and Gregg Allman (excerpt) by Gregg Allman (Rolling Stone, 5/10/2012) [5/11/2012]
  2. The World According to Money by Paul Solotaroff (Rolling Stone, 5/10/2012) [5/11/2012]
  3. Ready for the Fight by Jann S. Wenner (Rolling Stone, 5/10/2012) [5/11/2012]
  4. Levon Helm by Mikal Gilmore (Rolling Stone, 5/10/2012) [5/11/2012]
  5. Bombing is a Fine Art by Willy Ley (Astounding, August 1942) [5/12/2012]
  6. Master of the Game by Brian Hyatt (Rolling Stone, 5/24/2012) [5/12/2012]
  7. The Hand Behind the Throne by Gavin Edwards (Rolling Stone, 5/24/2012) [5/12/2012]
  8. The Many Lives of Adam Yauch by Brian Hyatt (Rolling Stone, 6/7/2012) [5/28/2012]
  9. This Year’s Girls by Vanessa Grigoriadis (Rolling Stone, 6/7/2012) [5/28/2012]
  10. Maurice Sendak: King of the Wild Things by Jonathan Cott (Rolling Stone, 1976) [5/28/2012]
  11. Take Me Home by Ray Bradbury (New Yorker, June 4 & 11, 2012) [5/29/2012]
  12. The Golden Age by Ursula K. Le Guin (New Yorker, June 4 & 11, 2012) [5/29/2012]

I think I might have gotten in some science magazine reading prior to May 10, but as you can see, I finally discovered Rolling Stone and was more or less obsessed with that magazine for the rest of the month.

Every one of the non-fiction magazines to which I subscribe come in electronic format. For those interested in the nonfiction magazines I try to read each month, here is the list:

My nonfiction subscriptions:

Published by Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.