5 magazines all the cool kids are reading in PressReader


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Psssst! Not everything in the library is serious and scholarly! We have some pretty awesome stuff that you can enjoy between assignments or maybe over a long weekend (there’s one coming up in case you didn’t know!).

One of our most popular resources is an online newspaper and magazine app called PressReader. Yes, it’s chock full of domestic and international newspapers you may find useful for university assessments that have a current affairs focus.

But it also has a bunch of magazines you could actually contemplate reading… for fun! Do you remember fun? It’s a merry, carefree feeling you have when there are no assessments or exams looming in the near future. You are staring blankly at the screen now, aren’t you?

Anyway, we conducted a survey of cool kids to find out what magazines they are reading in PressReader. And by survey, we mean we asked a couple of university students (two… ok, ok we only asked one person) what publications they had downloaded from the database. And by cool, we mean she’s under the age of 21, wears Afends, goes to music festivals and says things like ‘rad’.

Here’s the lowdown on the five magazines you should download on PressReader today:

1. Vogue (Australia)
Vogue Australia provides comprehensive runway coverage of major fashion shows, authoritative reports on seasonal trends, the latest social, celebrity and fashion news, and lively, informed takes on fashion and pop culture. It aims to enlighten, entertain and inspire as the authoritative voice in Australian fashion (NewsCorp Australia).

2. Yen (Australia)
Yen has taken the best bits of a women’s lifestyle magazine (fascinating features, fashion, beauty, travel, food), given them an original indie spin and thrown out all the baloney (diet tips, advice, sex stories). Every issue has a heavy dose of all things entertainment (especially music, which we live, breathe and love) and is the go-to magazine for all your film and books needs. Yen also supports and showcases women doing amazing things from a variety of fields and prides itself on supporting local talent (Next Media).

3. Computer Arts (UK)
Computer Arts, the world’s best-selling magazine for digital artists and designers, boasts a strong line-up of tutorials every issue, covering everything from manipulating photographs with Photoshop to creating amazing vector illustrations with Illustrator. You’ll also find tons of tips and tricks for web design, typography, 3D, animation, motion graphics and multimedia (WebDesignerDepot).

4. Delicious Magazine (Australia)
Delicious Magazine celebrates food and the people who produce it, from emerging and established chefs, to passionate ‘foodies’ from around Australia and the rest of the world. Appealing to the accomplished cook, it contains authoritative recipes, restaurant and cafe reviews, plus interviews and regular columns from well-known contributors (NewsCorp Australia).

5. Grazia (UK)
Grazia is the UK’s most exciting, talked about weekly glossy for women bringing you the latest fashion, news, views (and shoes!) From the latest celebrity news to tips on improving your health, Grazia magazine is packed full of on-trend fashion news, juicy gossip, amazing health & beauty tips and much more! (greatmagazines.co.uk)