Leisure Interests

Honors magazine journalism that provides practical information about recreational activities and special interests

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. After reading “How to Be an Artist,” it would seem almost impossible not to be successful in your own creative work. New York is granted its 41st National Magazine Award under the leadership of Adam Moss for this article. Colin Kearns, Editor in Chief “One Wild Summer”


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. Leslie Yazel, Editor in Chief “Backyard Bliss”


With watercolor illustrations, aspirational photography and expert advice, Real Simple showed readers how to create the perfect summer vacation—in their own backyards. 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. Marvin R. Shanken, Editor and Publisher Jeffery Lindenmuth, Executive Editor “The Smoke Lovers’ Issue”


Whisky Advocate’s extensively reported, richly presented package dove into the making of whisky, deepening the knowledge of expert readers and engaging new ones.