The last year has found me growingly disappointed with the few magazine choices available in book stores and newstands. Many of the smaller publications have folded-including some of my favorites, leaving a dwindling variety of options-especially those small art-related magazines or those featuring black women in fashion and style. So I was so happy to discover Arise Magazine on my last trip to Barnes and Nobles this weekend. I snagged a copy of their fourth issue. With the tagline, Africa's Global Style and Culture Magazine, this oversized publication was full of intriguing editorial, global fashion and music information. I was thrilled with the variety diversity of models, quality writing and overall feel of the mag. So check it out and let me know what you think.