In addition to providing people with compelling stories and photography, magazines supply the raw materials to piece together ransom notes demanding more magazine subscriptions. Demand to be informed with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get a one-year subscription to Connecticut Explored (a $21 value). Groupon holders must begin their subscription by November 24 to receive all four quarterly issues.
With articles penned by passionate historians and museum curators, Connecticut Explored delves deep into the Constitution State’s rich tapestry of innovation, artistry, history, and pop culture. A one-year subscription nets Connecticut-philes four issues of the knowledgeable decade-old periodical, and every issue features a full photo essay, such as the “Christmas in Connecticut” story. Feature-length articles let readers pore over sprawling lengths of prose and surround themselves with wisdom without being blitzed by Plato's defensive line, and shorter stories serve as quick literary nibbles.
Recent issues have included an appreciation of modernist ceramics artist LaGardo Tackett, a commemoration of Connecticut’s 375th anniversary, a look at Toad's Place, a club that has featured many of the world's biggest bands, and a review of Noah Webster’s Klingon-to-English dictionary. The winter 2011 issue promises readers an examination of the impact and contributions of Connecticuters abroad.
Though Connecticut Explored sometimes features a discounted price for educators and members of partner organizations, this Groupon still offers the best deal available to most subscribers.