Every year, the Chicago Tribune lists their opinion of the 50 best magazines. As I view the list, admittedly I am not on the cusp of glossy reading and have never heard of some of these (Blender, VegNews, Conceive). But the article a good read and makes me want to relax with a stack.
The link to view goes to South Florida.com, not the Tribune because there you have to register and answer a million questions about yourself and your first born. I know why they make readers jump thru these marketing hoops but I still find it tiresome.
To pique your interest, the first 5 are: The Economist, Dwell, Wired, The New Yorker and ESPN the Magazine.