Anyone else noticing a pleasantly refreshing pro-theory bias at the "new" Communications of the ACM? One news article on spectral graph theory extensively quotes Fan Chung Graham, Milena Mihail, and Jon Kleinberg. Another on privacy extensively quotes Cynthia Dwork and Frank McSherry. One of the presented research papers is on Distributed Selection by Fabian Kuhn, Thomas Locher, and Roger Wattenhofer (from SPAA 2007), with a perspective given by Hagit Attiya. Finally, there's a puzzle column by Peter Winkler.
I admit, I'm no longer just automatically throwing it away. The entire magazine seems more interesting since the editorial refreshening. But deserving nods to the work of theory community will certainly help hold my attention.