To-Do List magazine

Way back in the day during the first dot-com boom (starting in 2000) I published and edited To-Do List magazine with a talented team of writers, designers, and editors like Annie Decker, Jenny Bitner, Burns Maxey, Sara Cambridge and many others.

To-Do List was a magazine of meaningful minutiae, a magazine of essays, interviews and art using the idea of a to-do list as a jumping-off point to explore the details of modern life. Thousands of people sent us their to-do lists in the mail, which eventually led to the publication of my book To-Do List: From Buying Milk to Finding a Soul Mate, What Our Lists Reveal about Us in 2007 and lots of talking about to-do lists (e.g. this authors@google talk). This was creative-sociological joy.

To-Do List won Best New Magazine in Utne‘s Alternative Press Awards in 2000.

Here are some of the covers to give you a taste of the magazine.

To-Do List magazine Premiere Issue

To-Do List magazine Premiere Issue: The love-anti-love issue (introducing quirkyalone)

To-Do List Magazine Issue 2: The Home Issue

To-Do List Magazine Issue 2: The Home Issue

To-Do List magazine Issue 3

To-Do List magazine Issue 3: The self-loathing issue