Notable Magazines Launched In 2005: An Abridged List

Some 264 magazine launches were announced in the US in 2005. The Magazine Publishers Association published highlights from that list. Here are some highlights of the highlights:

  • Boink: "Boston University students will now have their own Adult magazine covering issues regarding sex."
  • Bronzeville, "for the 'Buppies' of Chicago featuring articles for the achieving urbanite, covering all things of interest in Chicago. Not exclusively targeting affluent African Americans, but the achievers and up-and-comers in the urban communities." [It's to be published by Leonard Burnett, who was involved with previous black-but-not-black titles Trace, Uptown, and Honey.]
  • Church Sound Magazine, "devoted to helping the small or large church get the best results from its sound and public address systems."
  • Divorce In Denver Magazine, " focusing on all the unique aspects of divorce particular to Denver and the Colorado region."
  • GeezerJock "will target active people over 40 who want to find interesting and practical solutions to staying fit and healthy in order to continue athletic competition."
  • Guilt And Pleasure, "a new culture and arts magazine debuting on newsstands across the United States with essays, non fiction, stories, photography and articles on history and culture." [Or, as they put it on their website, "a quarterly magazine thatís helping Jews talk more."]
  • New Beauty: "This 'ultimate cosmetic enhancement guide' is a new national magazine that will take an educational and informative angle on the choices surrounding cosmetic surgery."
  • Professional Sports Wives Magazine "will provide resources, news, and education to the wives of professional athletes."
  • [You don't have to be Jewish to enjoy] Punk Rock Confidential, which "covers punk rock as a lifestyle. Loaded with photos of bands and profiles of musicians, Punk Rock Confidential wants to be your guilty pleasure."
  • Robot: "The robot enthusiast now has a new magazine called 'Robot'." [In addition to their old magazine, Real Robots.]
  • ROT Riders of Tubes, "aimed at wave riding's more mature bodyboarders, while remaining true to the sport's core 13-19-year-old audience." [Good luck with that.]

    New & Noted 2005

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