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I am a lover of magazines. I currently subscribe to a few: Reader's Digest, Relevant, Christian Research Journal (apologetics), and Radiant and read them cover-to-cover. Relevant and Radiant are sister magazines, born from the same press, only Radiant is the "female" version and Relevant is pretty gender neutral. I just started subscribing to Radiant in the Fall, and since it is a newer publication, it is only a quarterly magazine. I got my Fall 2007 issue and never my "Winter" one...I expected it would come in January with the new year. As I opened up my Relevant mag (which I got about a week ago) and turned to the letter from the editor, he (Strang) said they discontinued Radiant because there wasn't enough subscriptions to pay for itself, although they are continuing the website (great articles and blogs, updated every few days: http://www.radiantmag.com/). I was SO disappointed--I had ordered all the back issues (only 5!) for myself to read over Christmas and read them in a week. It was quickly becoming my favorite magazine! How am I always the last to know about these things? This certainly isn't the first time this situation has happened. I was an avid reader of Violet Magazine, back in 2005-6, but it was also a quarterly that couldn't be upheld by investors who pulled out. The magazine was edited/created by Charles Mingus' daughter, Keiki Mingus! It had success written all over it. It was the best designed magazine I have ever seen, and had awesome articles oriented at Environment, Women's Issues, Family, and Knick Knack/Misc. It was packed at over 100 pages a copy and the photography was AMAZING! I am so sorry for these two magazines that they could never get off the ground...here's looking at you, kids:

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