In a casual discussion about choosing texts for FYC, one of my colleagues mentioned an exciting semester he'd had using Harper's. (The bookstore put in an order for 3-4 months worth, and each month students went in to pick up their copy. The only challenge he mentioned was having to read through each issue quickly himself,in order to direct flow of course, design assignments, etc.) I'm intrigued by the idea, but a little worried about reading level. Has anyone tried such an experiment (or perhaps is that yr usual method of operations)? What magazine did you use? I'd love to hear any reports of rewards and/or difficulties or general speculations about how you think such an approach might work.