I hope you will try Giganews or UsenetServer for your news subscription -- especially as a holiday present for your friends, family, or yourself!
NEW: I've heard that as of later January, 2005, AOL will no longer provide newsgroups. (Guess Newsmaster page is outdated). You can still use the methods below to access newsgroups even if AOL is your dialup provider.
newsreaders.services.aol newsgroup (via web or newsreader) is a good place to ask questions and discuss the newsreading features of AOL