Whenever I’m stateside I pick up copies of these august publications, but they’re not easy to find on this side of the pond - I tend only to see them at airports or train stations - so I’m thinking of subscribing. However, my budget does not run to two, so I’m looking for opinions on which one I should favour.
My opinions, based on not a great deal of reading:
The New Yorker has great fiction, reviews, and op-eds, but seems totally up itself with regard to the NY art scene.
Vanity Fair has great investigative journalism, reviews, and op-eds, but seems totally up the ass of celebrity and haute couture.
Right now I’m tending towards The New Yorker, but would be interested to hear opinions before I spend my cash.