I keep a subscription to SMITHSONIAN, and after I read it from cover to cover, pass it along to a 13-year-old family member who reads voraciously and absorbs learning like a sponge. He, too, loves this magazine. This way, I get the double the value for my money (on top of a senior citizen discount for the publication).
I don't subscribe to VANITY FAIR, but (depending on the article titles on the cover) buy one or two during the year. This publication often has journalistic exposes that I find interesting.
My "just for fun" magazines include those that allow me to daydream about renovating and redecorating my home--things I can't afford to do in actuality. My favorites are the relatively new HGTV magazine (I don't have cable, so I don't watch the channel), for which I have a subscription, plus a couple that I occasionally buy off the shelf. The titles vary, according to my whims at the time. One I particularly like is THIS OLD HOUSE. I tend to keep them for a while and read them more than once, then pass along to a family member or friend. Magazines should be shared rather than thrown away. Sometimes I take a few along to an appointment with my doctor to leave in her waiting room.
Other than these, I read online. I'm afraid the costs of printing and postage, plus the decline in sales of print magazines, will eventually (probably sooner rather than later) drive these publications online--for a price.