The latest issue of FWW magazine has the usual set of excellent articles, with a number of fine pieces exhibiting both design and making skills at various levels. As a reader of the magazine for many years (and an avid peruser of the older issues) I feel that the recent articles are of gradually increasing quality (no easy thing to achieve, given the high quality of past articles).
This is partly better photography, editing and the convenience of the pdf or other virtual formats …. but mostly due to the increased length of many articles, allowing more of the detail or both design and making to be exposed to us eager readers.
Every now and then there is also a “personality puff” in which a famous woodworker is examined not for his or her skills, WW knowledge and so forth but instead how they feel about (non-WW) things, what music they like or some other irrelevance.
But perhaps I yam out of touch with modern reader-consumer desires? 🙂