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Can someone concisely explain Parade magazine to me?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by sirvaliantbrown, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. I'm not American, and I always thought Parade was some small magazine of some sort that made All-America picks. Now I see talk of "73 million readers" and "highest-circulation magazine in America" and such, and I'm flabbergasted. What IS it? What does it look like? Who reads it?

    Etc. Thanks!
  2. spaceman

    spaceman Active Member

    "Parade" provides weekly updates to the "American Handbook," which is a secret document for Americans only, so that's why you haven't heard of it.
  3. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    svb: It's a free insert in a lot of the newspapers. It looks like an ad insert (that same type of paper, no staples, just folded pages together) and it has stuff like Reader's Digest would have. Random stories, some helpful recipes, Marilyn vos Savant (a genius who takes questions from readers and solves them) and the first page which is always some stupid "Hey, what's Hal Holbrook up to nowadays?" stuff.
  4. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    73 million readers? maybe 73 million people who throw it away when it comes as an insert in the sunday paper.
  5. Birdscribe

    Birdscribe Active Member

    And longtime Parade celeb chronicler James Brady just died, which figures to knock that circulation down a few million ;)
  6. Jeremy Goodwin

    Jeremy Goodwin Active Member

    It also has some sweet cartoons, such as Howard Huge.
  7. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    WHAT?? Crap. I always loved how his "profiles" had a lot more to do with him than they did the subject.

    Oh, and I loved his eyebrows.
  8. Some Guy

    Some Guy Active Member

    I once rented a movie called "Howard Huge." It wasn't exactly what I thought it was going to be.
  9. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    That guy deserves his own RIP thread.
  10. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    I swear, for a long time I wondered why the guy in Parade Magazine was lobbying so hard for handgun laws.
  11. Some Guy

    Some Guy Active Member

    I actually thought it was the same guy for a while. I'm dead serious. I'm sort of a moron.
  12. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Leroy the journalist comes home from a hard day at work.
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