What magazines do you usually read? I usually read the Time Magazine, The Bloomberg News Magazine (wish that would make me look smart but it's just because the illustrations are way more fun than the economist :-) , Vogue, Elle, and some crappy not worth reading magazines when I am having a mani/pedi done. And as of now, someone made me discover the BEST magazine ever: MONOCLE.
This magazine will give you a 'global briefing on international affairs, culture and design'. (their words, not mine). It s pretty much a summary of what's going on in the world, and what's cool. (my words).