I hope you will try Giganews or UsenetServer for your news subscription -- especially as a holiday present for your friends, family, or yourself!
I know I say it above, but it's especially relevant on this page: GUBA: Gigantic Usenet Binary Archive offers a paid service to view newsgroup files via your web browser. Webmasters can sign up to refer customers to GUBA!
Google: formerly Deja. lets you read and search usenet. Their archives go back a few years, and they have a powerful search mechanism.
Subscription-based web-based sites/services: (and see newsfeeds page)
Support this site:
Newsguy: subscription-based nntp or web reading/posting.
Newsgroups for Webmasters is a service by Newsguy that offers webmasters an easy and inexpensive way to bring 30,000 high-traffic discussion groups to their websites.
Web access to Binaries: (some of the sites above or on newsfeeds page may also provide web access to binaries)
Support this site:
EasyNews specializes in binaries! Web or newsreader access!
GUBA. Gigantic Usenet Binary Archive offers a paid service to view newsgroup files via your web browser. The intuitive interface gives viewers access to hundreds of newsgroups.
UCACHE offers web based access to thealt.binaries newsgroup hierarchy. All images and videosare pre-decoded, indexed and cataloged for easy viewing.Browsing is free. A paid subscription is required for deepaccess.
1reader.com. "The 1reader project is a web-based interface or "wrapper" around newsreaders containing useful, context-based resources intended to aid the writer, researcher, or casual reader of Usenet newsgroups. It is not a commercial venture, but a volunteer-operated and -maintained site dedicated to enhancing the usefulness of Usenet."
web.de "web based usenet service for german text groups. free of charge, no anonymous postings. Also provies a free of charge email service including pop/imap access."
Newsoffice.de auf Deutsch. "Newsoffice ist ein Sammelpunkt für verschiede Newsgruppen. Jeder kann ohne Anmeldung in den Newsgruppen stöbern und viele Meinungen lesen. Angemeldete User haben zudem die Möglichkeit, in die Newsgruppen zu schreiben."
Web2News (formerly Juillet) "Web2News est un serveur de news sur le web, simple, rapide et agrŽable d'utilisation, se rapprochant de l'esprit Usenet."