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post #16 of 25
I started reading Details in the early 90s and it was great, or at least *I* thought it was. In the mid/later 90s it completely changed to "more words, less pics" and I quit reading it until about a year ago since the pitchures became purty agin.
post #17 of 25
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Originally Posted by Jovan
Well, I actually used to be concerned about that believe it or not.
I believe it - lots of folks are. It's one of those things that can seem really important until you recognize that it isn't.
post #18 of 25
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Originally Posted by Get Smart

I started reading Details in the early 90s and it was great, or at least *I* thought it was. In the mid/later 90s it completely changed to "more words, less pics" and I quit reading it until about a year ago since the pitchures became purty agin.


It's been through several incarnations over the years, and I don't think it's ever really been that successful. Didn't it disappear entirely for a while? The efforts to go mainstream could simply be out of necessity.
post #19 of 25
I read it for a while. I was also bothered by the whole sexuality issue - for a while they seemed to be trying too hard to prove they were a hetrosexual magazine. they used to have a very good writter of the sex colomn.
post #20 of 25
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Originally Posted by globetrotter
they used to have a very good writter of the sex colomn.

back in the early-mid 90s Anna Radakovich wrote their sex column which was one of the highlights each month for me.
post #21 of 25
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Originally Posted by Get Smart
I started reading Details in the early 90s and it was great, or at least *I* thought it was. In the mid/later 90s it completely changed to "more words, less pics" and I quit reading it until about a year ago since the pitchures became purty agin.

Its funny you should say this as the mid-90's time period was when I was a pretty avid reader. In its latest iteration, I find the typically 1 page articles to be tailored only for bathroom reading, rather than actually insightful or well-written pieces. Most are opinion essays as well which probably require very little expenditure on the part of the magazine to have written and published rather than an actual researched, engaging piece of writing.

The most annoying part of the magazine for me is that oftentimes they strive for an art photo angle for their clothing presentation which typically only list designer names, but not prices. Additionally, the art angle is never particularly good, but as a fashion guide it is almost always completely unwearable (unlike GQ or Esquire which actually have pretty wearable looks).

Finally, the last page (Gay or ?) is sometimes slightly offensive and sometimes highly offensive as in the "Gay or Asian?" page from a few years ago.
post #22 of 25
The schizophrenic nature of the magazine is more easily understood if you know that Details used to actually be a magazine by and for gays back in the 1980s.
post #23 of 25
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Originally Posted by Get Smart
I started reading Details in the early 90s and it was great, or at least *I* thought it was. In the mid/later 90s it completely changed to "more words, less pics" and I quit reading it until about a year ago since the pitchures became purty agin.
Weren't you just around 10 then?
post #24 of 25
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Originally Posted by Jovan
Weren't you just around 10 then?

haha I wish!! (I just wanted to use that smilie for no reason!)
post #25 of 25
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Originally Posted by Get Smart
back in the early-mid 90s Anna Radakovich wrote their sex column which was one of the highlights each month for me.

anka presently contributes to the british gq, fyi.

and i agree with the posts about details' decline over the past years. i've regularly read gq, gq uk, esquire and mv and imo details is even below these magazines.
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