For many years I have been a subscriber of The Economist: a British current affairs magazine that is so good it almost defies description. One of the things that to me is a mark of their quality is the fact that when they are writing about stuff that I know a lot about (IT, Internet, Holland) it is always concise, clear, well-written, to the point and, above all, true.
They have humour too. For instance the October 2nd issue contained this little news snippet:
America edged ahead in its tussle with Japan to develop the world's fastest supercomputer. IBM claimed that Blue Gene had surpassed the previous claimant to the title, NEC's Earth Simulator with a working speed of 36.01 teraflops. Most computers flop only intermittently.