Charlatan Magazine

The Charlatan

How the Pique of a Palace Insider Led to a Free Press


Punch Magazine had a close relationship to Parliament during the Industrial Age, and pioneered cartooning and political commentary for the Victorians. Charlatan Magazine is coterminous with the Digital Revolution, and, in the spirit of its predecessor, serves to preserve long-form journalism in the Information Age.



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The Charlatan by Giovanni Tiepolo via Wikimedia

In 17th century France… A man named Tabarin performed for the royal court. He sang, danced, told jokes and with stories otherwise improvised his role as the first and most famous Parisian Charlatan. Though he performed exclusively for the House of Bourbon by day, it was by night that he took to the streets; digesting what he’d learn and seen at court with the clever disguise of street performance. While political gatherings were considered unlawful in the Middle Ages, his audiences are believed by historians to be among the ‘whispers to the French Revolution.’

Charlatan Magazine was conceived during the 2008 election year as both a reaction and response to the State of California’s Proposition 8. Herein church, state, and law collided in what is described as the only instance in US history where civil and pre-existing rights were taken away from a specific and targeted minority. But when a consortium of citizen journalists determined to merge current events with philosophical commentary on business, society, politics, religion and style, they effectively fused the chasm between liberal and conservative ideals into a canon of one news source.

Thus… is the sole and singular mission of Charlatan Magazine to ‘introduce the ladies and gentlemen of the world.’ To chronicle their history, connect their concerns, indemnify their customs and to direct, enlighten and endow the approach to Politics-as-Lifestyle.

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Publishing


Press Kit & Perspective


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Our Moniker

Charlatan Magazine is for the Curious Political Creature of Politics & Style

Brent Black
Cover 2012


Our Audience:

We query Politicians, Players,
Places & Perspectives for the
Politically Savvy

Kamil Nicalek
Cover 2009

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Our Audience

We query Politicians, Players,
Places & Perspectives for the
Politically Savvy

Kamil Nicalek
Cover 2009


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Our Distribution

We're an Interactive App,
Illustrated Quarterly,
Online presence, and
Print glossy

Carolina de la Fuente
Cover 2016


Our Newsstands

10% Barnes & Noble
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20% Private Jet Terminals
60% Luxury Hotels Worldwide

Leonardo Corredor
Cover 2018

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Our Newsstands

10% Barnes & Noble
10% Affluent Subscribers
20% Private Jet Terminals
60% Luxury Hotels Worldwide

Leonardo Corredor
Cover 2018


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Editing


Perspective & Style


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Charlatan Magazine is quintessentially a study in style. It calls on power structures, inquires after their policies, crosschecks their accountability, and chronicles where those campaigns have and continue to lead. Our essays and interviews provide a lens with which to focus, evaluate, and frame civil society.

DREW GOWING
Editor in Chief
2008-2020

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The Covers


Celebrating 10+ Years of Stunning Photography, Insightful Essays & Spectacular Covers


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Black Lives Matter


Black Lives Matter (BLM) is an organized movement dedicated to non-violent civil disobedience in protest to police brutality. Charlatan examines the movement for freedom, liberation and justice.


Proud Boys


President Donald Trump encourages white supremacists the Proud Boys to "Stand by" in the first presdietial debate, overseeing the decline and backslide of democracy in America

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Proud Boys


President Donald Trump encourages white supremacists the Proud Boys to "Stand by" in the first presdietial debate, overseeing the decline and backslide of democracy in America


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Cosmopolitan Marrakesh


How did Morocco avert the Arab Spring? Charlatan travels to Africa and discovers a savvy constitutional monarch, a vibrant cosmopolitan culture, and the kismit of both at the resplendent La Sultana Marrakesh.


#Home to Vote


Ireland Scuttles Abortion Ban in Stunning Rebuke to Irish Catholics. Charlatan Magazine travels to Dublin and learns how the great famine and exodus led to a referendum, reverse migration, and the inexorable right to choose.

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#Home to Vote


Ireland Scuttles Abortion Ban in Stunning Rebuke to Irish Catholics. Charlatan Magazine travels to Dublin and learns how the great famine and exodus led to a referendum, reverse migration, and the inexorable right to choose.


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Hysteria


Its not nice to fool Mother Nature. Charlatan sorts through the pandemics of the past, and discovers nature’s indomitable relationship with man, command, and market-based economies.


Argentina: Latin America's Mecca


Argentina and her people are renown for the tango. Charlatan travels to the nation’s capital and discovers Spanish influencers, a wave of immigrants, and a remarkable First Lady at the Four Seasons Buenos Aires.

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Argentina and her people are renown for the tango. Charlatan travels to the nation’s capital and discovers Spanish influencers, a wave of immigrants, and a remarkable First Lady at the Four Seasons Buenos Aires.


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Russian Collusion


Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. Presidental Election. That's a fact! Charlatan Magazine examines the civics, strongmen, and unavoidable consequences at the vortex of Social Media.


World Class Champion


He won the World Cup & was knighted by the Queen. Charlatan Magazine chats with England's Ben Cohen about the StandUp Foundation, and how he became the new anti-bully in professional sports.

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World Class Champion


He won the World Cup & was knighted by the Queen. Charlatan Magazine chats with England's Ben Cohen about the StandUp Foundation, and how he became the new anti-bully in professional sports.


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Viva la Cuba


Cuba has officially opened its doors to the world. Charlatan Magazine embarks to Havana Cuba and discovers how two currencies accomodate both communism & market capitalism in a cosmopolitan new culture.


The Alchemy of Nature


Its the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world. But where’s the beef? Charlatan Magazine chats with Kurdistan's Agriculture Minister, and learnt how nature holds the keys to national sovereignty.

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The Alchemy of Nature


Its the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world. But where’s the beef? Charlatan Magazine chats with Kurdistan's Agriculture Minister, and learnt how nature holds the keys to national sovereignty.


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Britannia


She created two-party politics, and conjoined England & Scotland into the Kingdom of Great Britain. Charlatan Magazine visits Lady Anne Somerset in London to discuss the movie, memoir, and academy awards blitz surrounding "Queen Anne: The Politics of Passion."


The God Particle


When scientists at CERN discovered the Higgs Boson, they learned that nothing is actually created or destroyed in particle physics. Charlatan Magazine explores this re-telling of the story of our creation.

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The God Particle


When scientists at CERN discovered the Higgs Boson, they learned that nothing is actually created or destroyed in particle physics. Charlatan Magazine explores this re-telling of the story of our creation.


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Brexit


Boris Johnson is leading the crusade called Brexit. Charlatan sits down with Ministers of Parliment to discuss the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union, and Britain's reclamation of their currency, national power and economy.


Chasing Marie Antionette


She’s the most infamous queen in history. Charlatan checks-in to the Trianon Palace Versailles and discovers the birthplace of etiquette, the divine right of kings, and a curious foreign princess who triggered the French Revolution.

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Chasing Marie Antionette


She’s the most infamous queen in history. Charlatan checks-in to the Trianon Palace Versailles and discovers the birthplace of etiquette, the divine right of kings, and a curious foreign princess who triggered the French Revolution.


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The Red Dragon


The best lens for clarifying the dynamics of the U.S-China relationship may be the Thucydides Trap. Charlatan Magazine examines the structural stress that occurs when a rising power threatens to displace a ruling nation.


The Arab Spring


A series of conflicts and civil wars have swept across North Africa. Charlatan Magazine examines the Libyan Revolution, in particular, and learns why simply deposing a dictator doesn't necessarily ensure a democracy.

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The Arab Spring


A series of conflicts and civil wars have swept across North Africa. Charlatan Magazine examines the Libyan Revolution, in particular, and learns why simply deposing a dictator doesn't necessarily ensure a democracy.


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Bohemian Rhapsody


The Czech Republic has yet another new name. Charlatan Magazine chats with Prince William in Prague, and discovers how he re-claimed his possessions, land, palace and brand in the Kingdom of Bohemia's latest incarnation.


Marriage Equality


The U.S. Supreme Court declares Same-Sex Marriage the new law of the land. Charlatan Magazine recalls how the Catholics, Mormons & Gays collided to create the new American family.

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Marriage Equality


The U.S. Supreme Court declares Same-Sex Marriage the new law of the land. Charlatan Magazine recalls how the Catholics, Mormons & Gays collided to create the new American family.


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Constantinople


Spa culture was created by the Turks. Charlatan Magazine embarks to Istanbul and learnt how the Turkish Bathhouse promoted sexism at the very crossroads of civilization.


An Indigenous Peoples'


The extermination of the Native American Indian is the largest genocide in human history. Charlatan Magazine talks with Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz about 'An Indigenous Peoples: A History of the United States."

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An Indigenous Peoples'


The extermination of the Native American Indian is the largest genocide in human history. Charlatan Magazine talks with Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz about 'An Indigenous Peoples: A History of the United States."


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Syria's Civil War


Newsweek's Janine di Giovanni arrived in Damascus at the onset of Syria's Civil War. Charlatan Magazine speaks with the war coorespondant about the conflict, and how it triggered the largest migrant crisis in history.


The Emperor's New Clothes


America’s first exports were spun in southern cotton mills. Charlatan Magazine chats with fabric designer Wesley Mancini about trade tarrifs and the future of textiles.

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The Emperor's New Clothes


America’s first exports were spun in southern cotton mills. Charlatan Magazine chats with fabric designer Wesley Mancini about trade tarrifs and the future of textiles.


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The Reign of American Woman


She's the dominant consumer and labor force in America. Charlatan Magazine investigates how the Woman's Rights Movement upended traditional society, and looks to the economic redemption, managerial rule and cultural reign of the American woman.


Intersex Revolution


1 in every 1500 infants are born with ambiguous genitalia. Charlatan explores the new frontier for Civil Rights called The Transgender Revolution.

Intersex Revolution


1 in every 1500 infants are born with ambiguous genitalia. Charlatan explores the new frontier for Civil Rights called The Transgender Revolution.


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