After a long summer vacation, Artforum has returned with its September issue. It is a beauty, and one of the thickest issues in recent memory. A Lawrence Weiner adorns the cover. Inside are articles commemorating the magazine’s 50th anniversary, with a number of pieces from former Artforum editors in chief. Jack Bankowsky explains his decision to launch the magazine’s popular online “Scene & Herd” column, Ingrid Sischy chats with current Artforum EIC Michelle Kuo and Tim Griffin considers “art and artificial life.” But we are here now for the ads. There are many of them. Here are the best. —A.R.