Monday Trivia No. 73

New York City has 59 of these, which ought to surprise no one. But although it dominates, New York does not have a monopoly, by any means. The next runner-up is Des Moines, Iowa, with 11; Washington, D.C. gets the bronze medal with 7.

Four can be found in Birmingham, Alabama and also in Los Angeles, California (if one includes Beverly Hills as part of Los Angeles, which some do and some don’t and in fact the one in Beverly Hills is right on the border with Los Angeles proper).

Two each are located in Augusta, Georgia; Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey; Irving, Texas; Norwalk, Connecticut, and Oakland, California.

Chicago, Illinois; Indianapolis, Indiana; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Radnor, Pennsylvania; and Seattle, Washington each have one.

The scope of this list is the top one hundred of the category within the United States of America.

Burt Likko

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  1. Dude! Thanks! Due to some peculiarities of the week that demolished my day-of-the-week-awareness, I completely forgot!

    Large play/musical theaters?

    • In the U.S., debatably, one (the Economist), although I counted it as New York instead. Also upon further review, it may be the case that one entry from New York (Prevention) should have gone to Norwalk, CT, which would making Norwalk’s total 3 and New York’s total 58.

  2. I think it’s got to be corporate headquarters of some sort. My guess is going to be headquarters of the 100 largest publishing companies in the US.

    • There you go. “Principal editorial offices” for the 100 largest U.S. magazines, measured by official circulation.

      The top two magazines are the two AARP house monthlies, which dwarf every other magazine in the U.S. Even combining the #3 (Costco Connection, from Seattle), #4 (Game Informer, from Minneapolis), #5 (Better Homes and Gardens, from Des Moines), #6 (Reader’s Digest, from New York), #7 (Good Housekeeping, from New York), #8 (National Geographic, from Washington, D.C.), and #9 (Family Circle, from Des Moines), you still don’t exceed the circulation of AARP’s two magazines.

      Goal to Scarlet Knight, and an assist to Mark Thompson.

      • 1) The giveaway was Radnor, which is famous for being the home of TVGuide, Lincoln Financial, and Villanova University, so that narrowed it down.

        2) To answer something in the OP, Beverly Hills is not part of the City of Los Angeles proper.

        3) Englewood Cliffs and Norwalk were red herrings, since neither is known for magazine publishing. They are both very rich suburbs of NYC with plenty of office parks and highway access to NYC. Englewood Cliffs was also home to Patrick Ewing and is famous for refusing to send its high schoolers to the local high school because it is full of NAMs.

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