Bucking the trend toward smaller print sizes, the UK newspaper The Guardian has launched a super-sized magazine, titled Saturday. The first issue, featuring climate activist Greta Thunberg on the cover, appeared on Saturday.
The initial issue of the lavishly designed magazine contains over 100 pages. It includes interviews with Thurnberg, novelist Jonathan Franzine and Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka. The issue also offers an investigative piece on a fertility clinic scandal, an extract from author Bernardine Evaristo’s new memoir and Armando Iannucci’s new Covid poem.
In addition, the Guardian is launching two email newsletters: Inside Saturday, giving an inside look at the making of one of the features in the week’s issue of Saturday, and The Guide, a pop culture title covering film, TV and music that has been popular in print form.
Moreover, The Guardian will publish a a new supplement: What’s On, providing critics’ best picks of terrestrial TV, on-demand streaming and radio, along with the latest from TV columnist Joel Golby. Reader-favorite Feast continues as a beautiful standalone magazine.
Saturday will also include these regular features:
Dining across the Divide will attempt see if people with different viewpoints can find common ground by sharing a meal.
Flashback will consist of stars looking back at their childhoods.
Buy it / Rent it / Thrift it will be a “sustainable” shopping page for fashion and homes.
You be the Judge will ask readers to judge an actual domestic dispute;
The Guardian Angel has Sirin Kale helping good things happen for good people.
Also, Saturday will also include the existing Blind Date, Quiz, Crossword and Q&A columns.Also appearing in Saturday will be new voices, such as Gynelle Leon, Anita Bhagwandas and Sirin Kale. They will be joined by Coco Khan, Tim Dowling, Hadley Freeman, Simon Hattenstone, Sali Hughes and Jess Cartner-Morley.