To dream of a magazine represents informativeness. Finding out what's going on, what's new, or what's currently the most important issue in a situation. Keeping up to date with friends or co-workers. If you are reading a magazine it may reflect someone else that is giving you a "heads up" or summation about what's most important right now. It may also reflect savviness.
Alternatively, a magazine may reflect your desire to experience something more interesting in your life. Trying to find new ideas or what's currently socially acceptable. Trying to find out what you need in order to get ahead in a situation or make more money. Magazines are common symbols in dreams of people trying to expand their careers or get a better job.
Negatively, magazines may reflect gossip or nosy behavior.
Consider the content and name of the magazine for additional meaning.
Example: A woman dreamed of reading a black colored magazine. In waking life a friend told her some news about what was happening in the next few months that seemed ridiculously excessive.