Magazines and emails have long existed side-by-side, never quite making the transition from “single” to “in a relationship.” Laws of literary nature dictate that magazines are delivered by the postal service; email delivered by the e-post. That’s just simply how it is.
But leave it to the creative minds of the 21st century to not only accommodate our increasingly busy lives, but to also mix journalistic business with pleasure in a totally acceptable—heck, even celebrated—way. These letters (that are really more like zines) get us. They get us, and their easy-to-read format (on your phone, on the go) makes them perfect for those of us who don’t have the time or money for, say, The New Yorker.
Here are six e-newsletters-turned-second-gen-mags to subscribe to if you’re looking to stay woke without going broke.