Not that anyone reads magazines…

You should. Just most people don’t.
I had a video heavy posting day the other day and apparently today’s theme is documentaries. I will be posting about the one I watched last night a little later. But to break it up, I wanted to post this year’s ASME’s 2010 National Magazine Awards finalists.

I’m sure most of these can be found online.
(Aka: something to read while at my day job.)

Public Interest
The Boston Review
“A Death in Texas,” by Tom Barry
November/December

National Geographic
“Scraping Bottom,” by Robert Kunzig
March

The New Yorker
“The Cost Conundrum,” by Atul Gawande
June 1

San Francisco
“War of Values,” by Danielle Morton
December

Technology Review
“Dissent Made Safer,” by David Talbot
June

Reporting
The Boston Globe Magazine
A two-part series by Neil Swidey
“Trapped,” August 9; “The Way Out,” August 16

The New York Times Magazine
“The Deadly Choices at Memorial,” by Sheri Fink
August 30

The New Yorker
“Eight Days,” by James B. Stewart
September 21

The New Yorker
“Trial by Fire,” by David Grann
September 7

Vanity Fair
A three-part series
“Madoff’s World,” by Mark Seal, April; “Hello, Madoff!” by Mark Seal and Eleanor Squillari, June; “Ruth’s World,” by Mark Seal, September

Feature Writing
Esquire
“The Last Abortion Doctor,” by John H. Richardson
September

The New York Times Magazine
“The Holy Grail of the Unconscious,” by Sara Corbett
September 20

Texas Monthly
“Still Life,” by Skip Hollandsworth
May

Vanity Fair
“Wall Street on the Tundra,” by Michael Lewis
April

Wired
“Vanish,” by Evan Ratliff
December

Profile Writing
Esquire
“The Man Who Never Was,” by Mike Sager
May

New York
“A Nonfiction Marriage,” by Jonathan Van Meter
May 4

The New Yorker
“Man of Extremes,” by Dana Goodyear
October 26

Vanity Fair
“The Man in the Rockefeller Suit,” by Mark Seal
January

Vanity Fair
“Marc Dreier’s Crime of Destiny,” by Brian Burrough
November

Essays
National Geographic
“Top Ten State Fair Joys,” by Garrison Keillor
July

The New York Times Magazine
“A Journey Through Darkness,” by Daphne Merkin
May 10

The New York Times Magazine
“Out of the Kitchen, Onto the Couch,” by Michael Pollan
August 2

Orion
“Out West,” by Joe Wilkins
September/October

Sports Illustrated
“And Yet . . . ,” by Mitch Albom
January 12

Columns and Commentary
The Atlantic
For three columns by Megan McArdle
“Sink and Swim,” June; “Misleading Indicator,” November; “Lead Us Not Into Debt,” December

The Economist
For three “Obituary” columns by Ann Wroe
“Danny La Rue,” June 13; “Benson,” August 15; “William Safire,” October 3

Newsweek
For three columns by Fareed Zakaria
“Obama’s Vietnam,” February 9; “The Way Out of Afghanistan,” September 21; “Theocracy and Its Discontents,” June 29

Popular Science
For three “Gray Matter” columns by Theodore Gray
“The Other White Heat.” May; “Gone in a Flash,” September; “Flash Bang,” October

Travel + Leisure
For three columns by Peter Jon Lindberg
“In Defense of Tourism,” January; “Unhappy to Serve You,” September; “Stop the Music!” November

Reviews and Criticism
GQ
For three reviews by Tom Carson
“The Great White Hype,” May; “One Glorious ‘Basterd,’” September; “There’s a Sucker Born Every Minute,” November

Harper’s Magazine
For two reviews by Jonathan Dee
“Suburban Ghetto,” April; “Motherless Children,” September

Los Angeles
For two reviews by Steve Erickson: “The Next Frontier,” January; “War Games,” July
For a review by Steve Erickson: “No Ordinary Fad,” September

The New Yorker
For three reviews by Elizabeth Kolbert
“Green Like Me,” August 31; “Flesh of Your Flesh,” November 9; “Hosed,” November 16

Paste
For three reviews by Rachael Maddux
“Cold Bore,” July; “Brandi, (You’re a Fine Girl),” September; “Just Peachy,” December 2009/January 2010