Category Archive: News

Bill Gates tops Forbes richest people for 16th year, Michael Jordan joins billionaire ranks


Netflix and Rockstar CEOs. Uber and Airbnb founders. Oh yeah, and Michael Jordan. Welcome to the billionaires club!

Then there are the seasoned vets.

1. Bill Gates ($79.4 billion): Being the richest person on the planet is nothing new for Gates—he’s snagged the title 16 of of the past 21 years. Source of wealth: Microsoft, self-made.

2. Carlos Slim Helu ($73.8 billion)Source of wealth: The Mexican telecom market, specifically América Móvil.

3. Warren Buffett ($71.5 billion): Source of wealth: Berkshire Hathaway, self-made.

4. Amancio Ortega ($65.1 billion): Source of wealth: Zara, self-made.

5. Larry Ellison ($54 billion): Source of wealth: Oracle, self-made.

And that’s just the beginning. The official “29th Annual Almanac of Wealth” (also known as the Forbes March 23rd issue) will be available in your Next Issue app Monday, March 9th.

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In it, you’ll find the list of the top 50 richest people in the world, breakdowns by region and by source of wealth, and profiles of some of the most notable billionaires, from Minecraft founder Markus Persson to the man blamed for Iceland’s economic meltdown.

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1923 issue of TIME magazine urges, “get vaccinated or stay home”


One of America’s oldest and most widely-circulated publications celebrates its 92nd anniversary. 

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In honor of TIME’s 92nd anniversary, the full March 3, 1923 issue is available online. Since we realize you might be pressed for time, (see what we did there?) we’ve compiled some startling similarities—and some shocking differences—between 1923 and now.

First, 90 years of history in iconic TIME covers, in just 120 seconds.

Issue Price

  • 1923: 15 cents
  • Now: $14.99 a month for a Next Issue Premium subscription. Divide that by 145 titles. Looks like we’ve got the 1923 price beat by about 5 cents an issue.

Health

  • 1923: The Chilean government advised the American Commission of Senators and Diplomats attending the Pan-American Conference in Santiago to “get vaccinated or stay home.”
  • February 16, 2015 issue: Measles was eliminated in the U.S. in 2000, but 2014 saw 23 outbreaks, largely due to a rising rank of parents who don’t believe in vaccinating their children.
National Affairs
  • 1923: Cover man Joseph Gurney Cannon retired at 86 after serving 23 terms in the House of Representatives. Minimum wage law was just being proposed. Divorce was not yet legalized in all states. And women were petitioning for control over prohibition enforcement, stating that “[women] are more prejudiced in favor of prohibition than men.”
  • February 23, 2015 issue: Hilary Clinton and Jeb Bush made plans for their respective 2016 presidential campaigns. Alabama judges fought the Supreme Court to uphold the state ban on same-sex marriage. And yet another cop went on trial for the shooting of an unarmed black man in NYC.
The Arts
  • 1923: Charlie Chaplin’s “The Pilgrim” hit theaters, while James Joyce’s Ulysses was met with the reaction, ”It appeared that Mr. Joyce had taken some half million assorted words…shaken them up in a colossal hat, and laid them end to end.”
  • February 23, 2015 issue: “Birdman” won out for Best Picture at the Oscars, Saturday Night Live celebrated its 40th anniversary, and Kristen Wiig danced during Sia’s performance of “Chandelier” at the Grammys.

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(VOTE) Which ‘The New Yorker 90th Anniversary’ cover does it best?


With the February 23, 2015 issue, The New Yorker celebrated its 90th year in publication. Next Issue Readers voted for their favorite among nine anniversary covers, and Carter Goodrich’s modernized take on Eustace Tilley came out on top.

Learn a bit more about iconic cover character Eustace Tilley below, then check out all of the creative 90th Anniversary covers.

The original (1925)

Readers’ favorite 90th anniversary cover (2015)

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It all started with the February 21, 1925 cover, created by art editor Rea Irvin for The New Yorker’s first issue. Based on a historical sketch of the Count D’Orsay, this “dandy” peering at a butterfly through a monocle soon came to be regarded as The New Yorker‘s official mascot.

Within the first year of publication, the character was granted the name Eustace Tilley, and he soon began appearing in “The Making of a Magazine” series in every issue. Ever since, Eustace Tilley has appeared on the cover of the anniversary issue every year—often in Rea Irvin’s original design.

But there’s nothing traditional about this year. In honor of nine excellent decades, The New Yorker turned to nine artists—some frequent cover-creators, some total newcomers—to give Tilley a modern facelift.

This poll is now closed…but feel free to vote for your favorite just for fun.  

2015 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue—too much skin?


Sports Illustrated officially revealed the cover for the 2015 Swimsuit Issue, and it was met with a healthy mingling of excitement and controversy. You can see the full issue in your Next Issue app on Tuesday, February 10th. 

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It all started with the first Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue (circa 1964), featuring Babette March on a Caribbean beach. The rest is history. Each year, readers and spectators eagerly wait for February to roll around, just to see which bikini-clad babe will grace the cover.

This year, that babe is 24-year-old Hannah Davis.

Some feel the new cover is even more risqué than those of the past. 68% of people polled by Us Weekly voted the cover more porn-worthy than hot, while one People Senior Writer worries we’re becoming desensitized.

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit reaction

But despite some of the negative attention, no one was more shocked (and overjoyed) than Hannah Davis herself. Sports Illustrated pulled off a flawless prank to deliver Hannah the big news.

We can’t wait to see the full swimsuit spread, available in Next Issue Tuesday, February 10th.

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NEW Title: Welcoming Girls’ Life, a Parents’ Choice award winner


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From Emma Watson’s newest initiative for #HeForShe to Always’ empowering #LikeAGirl ad during the Super Bowl, the past few weeks have been all about girl power. On the very same note, we’re proud to introduce our newest title, Girls Life, now available in your Next Issue app.

Girls’ Life (GL) is one of the top magazines for girls ages 10 to 16. Each issue is packed with real information and advice—from academic success to peer pressure to time-management and stress-relieving tips; from growing up to boosting self-esteem. On the lighter side, Girls’ Life also includes:

  • Beauty and fashion features
  • Fun and revealing quizzes
  • Exclusive celebrity interviews
  • Cringe-worthy embarrassing moments

GL has informed and amazed young teen readers for over two decades. Here’s a peek at what you’ll find in the February / March 2015 issue. Just open up your Next Issue app to start reading!

Dear Carol Carol Weston is the author of GirlTalk, and has been GL's "Dear Carol" since the very first issue. Here, she gives advice on everything from boys to friends to parents and more.

Full SwingWith a hit Disney show, an upcoming funny flick, and a singing voice we could listen to all day, Laura Marano is hitting all the right notes.

A Floral FrenzyOn your spring shopping list? Petal-inspired pastels, modern floral prints, and crisp sporty pieces. Seven sunny trends to snap up now.

Lies Girls Need to Stop Telling Their BFFsThink there are no secrets between besties? Stop lyin' to yourself. Put these friendly fibs to rest once and for all.

The Busy Girl's Guide to Getting LazyRegardless of what your insane schedule dictates (or what your parents say), it's actually kind of crucial that you relax on the regular. Here's how.

The Problem with FeminismThe new F-word is taking the world by storm…and causing a whole lot of division.

Instant Energy UpgradesThe long winter's got ya weary? Stop that yawn in its tracks and try these moves to max your mojo. Start now, and you'll be charging into spring like a lion. Let's hear you roar, girl.

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Read 10 of this year’s National Magazine Awards winners in Next Issue


National Magazine Awards

 580 editors and publishers in attendance.

66 finalists.

24 categories.

And 18 National Magazine Awards winners.

Each year, the National Magazine Awards honor publications that consistently demonstrate superior execution of editorial objectives, innovative techniques, noteworthy journalism, and imaginative art.

This year’s winners covered some of the most important stories of the past 365 days, including elder care in O, The Oprah Magazine’s “Ready or Not: The Caregiver’s Guide,” LGBT rights in GQ’s “Inside the Iron Closet,” and the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in TIME’s “Crime Without Punishment.”

Special shout outs to Vogue for taking “Magazine of the Year,” and to National Geographic for “Best Tablet Magazine”—you know we’re partial to that tech and those beautiful digital enhancements.

Go ahead, indulge your weekend with some of the best-in-class magazines from the winners list below. (* indicates available in Next Issue)

Magazine of the Year: Vogue*

Tablet Magazine: National Geographic* 

Photography: National Geographic*

Design: New York Magazine*

Active Interest Magazine: Men’s Health*

Noah Galloway, Ultimate Men's Health Guy

Service and Lifestyle Magazine: Glamour*

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General Interest Magazine: The New Yorker*

Literature, Science and Politics Magazine: Nautilus

Special Interest Magazine: The Hollywood Reporter

Style and Design Magazine: Garden & Gun

Fiction: The New Yorker* for “The Emerald Light in the Air,” by Donald Antrim, February 3

Columns and Commentary: New York Magazine* for “Zombies on the Walls: Why Does So Much New Abstraction Look the Same?,” June 16-29, “Taking in Jeff Koons, Creator and Destroyer of Worlds,” June 30-July 13, and “Post-Macho God: Matisse’s Cut-Outs Are World-Historically Gorgeous,” October 8, by Jerry Saltz

Essays and Criticism: The New Yorker* for “This Old Man,” by Roger Angell, February 17 and 24

Feature Photography: TIME* for “Crime Without Punishment,” photographs by Jerome Sessini, July 24

Feature Writing: The Atavist for “Love and Ruin,” by James Verini, February

Reporting: GQ* for “Inside the Iron Closet,” by Jeff Sharlet, February

Leisure Interests: Backpacker* for “The Complete Guide to Fire,” edited by Casey Lyons, October

Personal Service: O, The Oprah Magazine* for “Ready or Not: The Caregiver’s Guide,” November

Public Interest: Pacific Standard for “Women Aren’t Welcome Here,” by Amanda Hess, January/February

Video: Vice News* for “The Islamic State,” by Medyan Dairieh, August 15

Multimedia: The Texas Observer in Partnership With Guardian US for “Beyond the Border,” by Melissa del Bosque, August 6

Website (honors magazine websites and online-only magazines): Nautilus

Magazine Section: New York Magazine* for “Strategist”

Single-Topic Issue: San Francisco for “The Oakland Issue,” June

Seahawks’ Richard Sherman writes ‘trillest’ Sports Illustrated cover story of all time


Richard Sherman writes “It’s About More Than Me.”

February 2nd issue of Sports Illustrated available in Next Issue Thursday, January 27th.

Ever since Richard Sherman’s infamous rant at the 2013 NFC Championship (above), the Seahawks cornerback has made a name for himself as a lover of big plays, a notorious trash-talker, and one of the NFL’s most divisive players.

With the Seahawks’ second straight Superbowl this weekend, Sports Illustrated knew Sherman would jump at the chance to ignite some more controversy. Right? Not totally. In a surprise turn of events, the “best corner in the game” actually took some convincing.

Sherman eventually agreed to star on the Superbowl-week cover and to write the cover story himself—but only on two conditions.

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1) The whole “Legion of Boom (the Seahawks starting secondary) had to be included—five major contributors on the cover and the rest of the defensive backfield inside.

2) No Seahawks gear. The guys wanted to take this photoshoot as an opportunity to fully express themselves. Hence, the “trillness.”

So, what can you expect from this self-penned story?

How Sherman feels heading back to the biggest stage in the game, how he depends on his brothers in the Legion of Boom, healthy dissing on NFL management, and a big announcement of his own.

Read the full story in the February 2nd issue of Sports Illustrated, available in your Next Issue app 1/29.

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Next Issue for Android smartphones—a world of magazines on the go


Next Issue, now on Android smartphones

Today is an exciting day for Next Issue and all magazine-lovers who enjoy reading on the go. We’ve been working hard on an app optimized for Android smartphones, and we’re thrilled to announce that it’s arrived!

Head to the Google Play store to download Next Issue on your Android device.

So, what can you expect?

1) Digital features, right inside your pocket: Enjoy magazines with enhanced content—including videos, slideshows, interactive infographics and more—all in one app and on your Android phone.

2) Landscape viewing: We’re taking full advantage of the screen with a gorgeous single page reading mode, allowing you to read without the need to zoom.

3) Optimized downloading: All magazine files have been optimized for smartphones, making it a breeze to download enhancement-loaded magazines.

Fourteen Android smartphones join our list of supported devices. Check out the Android Phone User Guide for the full list.

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Top Stories of the moment, now inside your iOS app


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With the addition of Top Stories, the biggest content of the moment is right at your fingertips. Even better? Top Stories has officially rolled out across all categories—so no matter your interest, you’ll find the best of the best stories for you.

Here’s a first glimpse. Travel junkie? Plan a trip in 2015 with Top Stories from Coastal Living, Travel + Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler, and more.

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Check out the video, then follow the steps below to start reading Top Stories.

1. Head to the App Store to update your Next Issue app on any iOS device

2. Open up the app and sign in

3. Navigate to All Titles, or to any category you choose. After you browse Top Stories and choose one to read, the option is yours. One click will bring you straight to the full magazine the story came from. Or you can navigate right back to the category for more Top Stories and titles you love.

Happy Reading!

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NEW Martha Stewart titles add elegance and creativity to your Next Issue catalog


Martha Stewart Living and Martha Stewart Weddings

All of your cooking, crafting, and wedding-planning wishes have just been answered—and by none other than the queen of lifestyle herself.

In Martha Stewart Living, you’ll find bright ideas, creative solutions, helpful hints, and so much more. Get inspired with easy-to-follow craft instructions and templates, home décor projects for indoors and out, simple recipes for every night of the week, as well as advice on gardening and collecting, home keeping, and healthy living.

That brings us to Martha Stewart Weddings—perfect for the bride-to-be. Each issue offers ideas on everything from gowns to cakes to honeymoons—all adaptable to your personal style and taste.

Check out some of the highlights in the February issues, then open up your Next Issue app to start reading.

Martha Stewart Living

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  • “More Cheese, Please” - Seven mouthwatering and comforting winter recipes, making use of the most delicious melting cheeses around, from Winter Bean Soup with Asiago to Meatball Casserole with fresh Mozzarella.
  • “Tokens of Confection” - The only thing sweeter than candy for Valentine’s Day? Personalized treats.
  • “A Date in the Desert” - Take a tour of Robert Lower’s farm just outside of Palm Springs, where he’s built the ideal sustainable ecosystem for growing sweet, succulent dates.
  • “Nooks & Cubbies” - Think of these nooks as versatile building blocks that can be stacked, clustered, or configured in any number of ways to create customized storage pieces throughout your home.
  • “Hatching a Plan” - The entrepreneurial women behind growing furniture design company, Egg Collective, defy the notion that you shouldn’t go into business with your friends.

 
 
 

Martha Stewart Weddings (20th Anniversary Issue)

 

  •  “Fantasy Aisle” - On your wedding day, you may feel as if you’ve stepped into your most elaborate dream. And that’s partly because you’ll be wearing a gown that transforms you into a magical creature: a bride. The dresses photographed in this feature are special, spectacular, and absolutely spellbinding, just like you will be.
  • “Beauty & Health” - Top tips to look and feel your best on your big day, including memorable brides throughout the ages (think Grace Kelly, Mia Farrow, Bianca Jagger, Gwen Stefani, and more).
  • “Blueprint to Your Big Day” - Planning your nuptials means creating a landmark event in your life, but there’s no reason to go it alone. This is a tried-and-true approach to weddings to serve as your bedrock, along with expert tips from event designers across the country.
  • “The Next Stage” - The true wedding tale of one gorgeous couple who found their rhythm as kids in a jazz class together. Next, they became dance partners, performing around the world. Then, these two principals for the New York City Ballet leaped into married life with a chic city wedding worthy of a standing ovation.
  • “Great Escapes” - Where in the world to wed, honeymoon, and more.

 

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