Just so's you know, I've had a subscription to the New Yorker Magazine for years...it's the only continually interesting magazine I've ever found. Not that I check many out. Seems to me that most magazines are exactly like most newspapers and most TV--->a modicum of journalism to insure the ads get seen.
OK, end of digression~~
For instance THIS article from the September 26, 2005 issue--trust me--it's a hoot!