Comparisons may be odious, but that hasn't stopped readers from comparing the Magazine to numerous other publications—whether as a compliment or as an insult. (See Letters for the latest musings in this vein.)
As we worked on the redesign unveiled with this issue, we started making our own comparisons, imagining newsstand titles revamped to emphasize different niches of the University of Chicago reading public. You want belles lettres? Colorful photography of exotic populations in their native garb? Cutting-edge science? Competitive speed readers? We've got them all covered.