Field & Stream

Colin Kearns, Editor in Chief
“One Wild Summer”
June-July
For those seeking a wet, wondrous and out-in-the-wild time, this entertaining package offered 92 ways to enjoy the precious, fleeting season between May and September.

New York

Adam Moss, Editor in Chief
How to Be an Artist,” by Jerry Saltz
November 26–December 9
New York’s resident art critic, Jerry Saltz, provided 33 thoughtful, wise and reassuring lessons that made artistic challenges feel like child's play.

Real Simple

Leslie Yazel, Editor in Chief
“Backyard Bliss”
July
With watercolor illustrations, aspirational photography and expert advice, Real Simple showed readers how to create the perfect summer vacation—in their own backyards.

Thrillist

Bison Messink, Executive Editor
Pizzafied,” edited by Matt Lynch
In this surprising series (there’s still more to know about pizza?), Thrillist celebrated pizza from every possible, pepperoni-topped angle, with as much passion in covering it as readers put into eating it.

Whisky Advocate

Marvin R. Shanken, Editor and Publisher
Jeffery Lindenmuth, Executive Editor
“The Smoke Lovers' Issue”
Fall
Whisky Advocate’s extensively reported, richly presented package dove into the making of whisky, deepening the knowledge of expert readers and engaging new ones.