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It’s finally November, the month when men unleash their facial hair to raise awareness for men’s health issues. In order to celebrate all things manly, we’re taking a look at some of our favorite sites for men’s news.
From food and fashion to politics and ethics, the landscape of male-oriented publications is diverse.
Beyond the traditional topics in the category, many modern men’s sites explore unique philosophical takes on the very ideas of manliness and masculinity.
These 10 sites offer some of the best content targeted to men.
The granddaddy of men’s magazines, Esquire has been around since the ’30s. Beyond style and cocktails, it excels at reporting on politics and news. In fact, Esquire has won multiple National Magazine Awards for Reporting. It’s a well-rounded site for the well-rounded man.
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The Good Men Project is a thoughtful website that contemplates masculinity, ethics, and values. Short essays aim at the heart of what it is to be a good man. It’s also a place where a story about Lonzo Ball’s NBA debut can coexist with poetry. Truly a unique take.
Another stalwart in men’s style magazines, GQ has been telling men how to dress and what to buy for decades. The online home of the magazine mixes fashion and entertainment profiles with politics, news, and reviews to provide something for every man.
Thrillist is a visually sophisticated site for food, travel, entertainment and tech news. Enticing food photography and an entire section dedicated to beer make Thrillist an easy place to click around for a while. It also delivers city-specific sites and plenty “Best X from every state” lists for added local flare.
In the category of having a predominantly male audience, Sports Illustrated consistently has been one of the top publications for sports. From its in-depth reporting and ground-breaking photography to the cover jinx, SI has defined sports journalism.
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According to its creators, the Art of Manliness seeks to provide substantive articles about manhood. The site has a charming old-timey style and delves into topics like philosophy, finance, grooming, and manly skills.
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7. Men’s Health
Not unsurprisingly, fitness and health are the focus of Men’s Health, but you also will find plenty of style and entertainment news thrown in. Its print version is a perennial top seller among men’s magazines.
Popular Mechanics has an overwhelmingly male audience (87 percent, according to the site) and is the go-to for technology, science, and engineering. Fast planes, cool cars, and tech gear all are there alongside lots of inspirational DIY project guides.
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Men’s Journal is another top selling publication in the men’s magazine category. Beyond its style and gear coverage, Men’s Journal focuses on travel, adventure, and the outdoors.
BroBible seamlessly mixes sports and culture news with gear and fashion recommendations in bites-sized articles arranged in an endless scroll format. It’s a great place to get a quick guy-news fix.
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Nicole Howard is an associate product manager at Cision, as well as an editor and freelance writer. When not working or reading, she enjoys word puzzles and the outdoors.