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Raise your hand if you read magazines on your iPad or iPhone over the weekend. Notice anything new?

Just last week, we made it easier to manage your downloaded magazines with a new Downloads section in the app on iOS. Next time you download your favorite titles for offline reading, just tap Downloads in the menu to find them all in one place.

You can manage your download queue and easily remove read magazines from your device. (Don’t worry, you can always download them again).

Just head to the app store and install the latest update to check it out.

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#WeekendReads | Channing Tatum & Your Perfect Buzz | March Madness & Greatest NHL Games | Banish Bad Habits | Restaurants Worth The Trip | Lincoln Assassination 150 Years Later | China’s Smartphone Gold Rush


This weekend, you’re sure to find a story that suits your fancy.

For the history buff: Smithsonian is full of fascinating facts about the Lincoln assassination.

For the fashion fan: The creepiest photo shoot ever.

For the sports enthusiast: A little March Madness , a new class of Russian boxers, and the most digitally interactive hockey story we’ve ever seen.

For the traveler: Some of the world’s most beautiful and exotic locations to add to your bucket list.

And for the foodie: A whole category dedicated to restaurants worth a road trip.

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Next Issue Picks

Be Witched

W Magazine March 2015

Haunting yet beautiful. Disturbing yet captivating. We can't take our eyes off these one-of-a-kind photos by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. Seriously, how often are you likely to see "rosary from Angels the Costumiers, London" in the shopping info of a fashion shoot?

Channing Tatum and the Quest for the Perfect Buzz

Men's Fitness March 2015

For centuries, remote tribes in the western Amazon have thrived on the caffeinated powers of guayusa, a mystical so-called "super leaf." They say it boosts endurance, curbs hunger, and even conquers fear. Today, two young entrepreneurs and one adventurous A-lister are taking it mainstream.

The Blood Relics

Smithsonian March 2015

If you're a history buff, you'll love this issue. An entire section to commemorate the approaching 150-year anniversary of the assassination of President Lincoln includes this story about objects that remain as reminders—a Deringer, a bullet, a top hat, and a playbill.

Enter the Dragons

Fortune March 1, 2015

The Android operating system opened the door for smartphone makers, and the cast of leaders in China completely reshuffled as the market more than quadrupled. In 2011, just two of the top 10 smartphone makers in China were Chinese. By 2014, it was eight of 10. Now, with claws out, they're looking farther afield.

Restaurants Worth a Road Trip

24 Hours at the Waffle House

Bon Appétit March 2015

Since Andrew Knowlton was a teen, the Waffle House—that particularly southern institution known for killer hash browns and late-night patty melts—has been there for him. To return the favor, he decided to work a few hours (as in a full 24-hour shift) at the grill.

The 25 Most Outstanding Restaurants of 2015

GQ March 2015

The rate at which boundary-vaulting chefs are launching paradigm-busting restaurants has grown even faster than our waistlines. Here, the best new places to stuff your face right this moment. It's a game plan for 25 nights of the year. The other 340 are up to you.

Taste of the Town

Vogue March 2015

Restaurants—along with their chefs and the food they conjure—are now a main course of our culture. Here, Karlie Kloss takes a culinary tour through New York's hottest kitchens and dining rooms.

Restaurant Pilgrimage: Finding The Lost Kitchen

Food & Wine March 2015

Two years ago, Erin French lost almost everything. Then, in Freedom, Maine, she started anew. To eat at The Lost Kitchen you first have to find it, but the self-taught chef shares recipes from her brilliant restaurant here.

Pedals & Wheels

The Esquire Guide to Trucks

Esquire March 2015

What's the best-selling vehicle in the country? Ford's F-Series, by a lot. Trucks are what American luxury cars used to be—cushy, big, imposing, unassailably the best at their jobs. Here, the numbers, some history, and tips for taking the wheel.

Broken Spokes

Outside Magazine March 2015

Liability lawyer and former professional bike racer Megan Hottman spends her working hours representing cyclists injured by reckless drivers. In her leisure time, she tells riders what they don't always want to hear: bikers are part of the problem, and have to be a big part of the solution.

Castles in the Sky

Bike March 2015

Find truth and transcendence in the alpine kingdom of Revelstoke, British Columbia, where groups of hardy locals are turning high-mountain footpaths into world-class mountain-bike trails.

Whiskey Rebellion

Car and Driver April 2015

American whiskey is having a moment. Find out why, and see a dirt-road, bootlegging fantasy unfold on this V-8 powered road trip across the hills and hollers of North Carolina.

Exotic Reaches of the Globe

Travels: Bali Bliss

Architectural Digest March 2015

If you're in need of a spiritual recharge or just want a seriously sybaritic escape, few destinations beat this fabled Indonesian paradise. Bali is an island of rich artistic traditions, ancient temples, and verdant mountains surrounded by turquoise sea.

South America: Cuzco Rising

Travel + Leisure March 2015

Cuzco, Peru is the town that Machu Picchu built, a home base for the site's hundreds of thousands of yearly visitors. Now the city is booming, bringing together past glories and future possibilities to create a kind of modern Incan marvel all its own.

Sleeping Beauty

Condé Nast Traveler March 2015

Say the word "Kashmir" to any Indian and they'll sigh with longing. But for many years, the region beloved for its epic landscapes and masterful crafts has been marred by strife. Hanya Yanagihara visits the next great Indian destination—and finds herself falling in love.

Wild at Heart

Saveur March 2015

The remote Australian island of Tasmania is home to breathtaking natural beauty and a posse of adventurous chefs and farmers. Here, a look at the new local cuisine—fresh and simple, yet ambitious.

The Sports Scene

Faces of a Revolution

ESPN The Magazine March 2, 2015

In 2002, a new kind of MLB draft class took shape as A's general manager Billy Beane developed a novel approach to payroll economy. Over 12 years, Tabitha Soren followed the class made famous by Moneyball, chronicling the vagaries of the players' lives on and off the field.

Zigging for the Zags

Sports Illustrated March 2, 2015

College basketball forward Kyle Wiltjer took an unusual turn when he left Kentucky for Spokane, but the move west has been a boon to his game. Now, can he boost Gonzaga's fortunes in March?

#16: McCarty Makes the Avs Pay

Sportsnet The 25 Greatest NHL Games of All Time

In this special issue, sort hockey history highlights by best comebacks, best iconic moments, and more. In this story, classified as both best brawl and one-man show, scroll to the "scrub" animation to watch a few punches in slow motion.

Beasts from the East

Maxim March 2015

Mike Tyson takes on the fierce new crop of boxers from the former USSR. They're hardened, ferocious, descendants of Attila the Hun and Genghis Khan—and hell-bent on domination.

New Issues

Taylor Swift v. Karlie Kloss: Who’s the BEST Best Friend?


It-girls. Career women at the top of their game. “Amazon twins.” BFFs. 

As the video clearly shows, these two are both the best at being a BFF. “We were just like, ‘You. My friend. Now,’” says Swift of the pair’s first meeting—at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2013—where Karlie was walking and Taylor was performing.

It’s hard to believe that moment happened only one year ago, considering that the singer/songwriter and the model are now nearly inseparable. Just picture it: both women towering over six feet (Taylor in heels, Karlie in flats), both blonde (often rocking the signature “Karlie” bob), wearing similar styles (“…black crop tops and high-waisted skirts. It’s kind of getting weird.”), and recognized for their spontaneity, quirkiness, and an overwhelming generosity extending far beyond what we usually see from burgeoning starlets…or anyone for that matter.

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On their second meeting, the two spontaneously decided to take a road trip through Big Sur, and their grand plans just recently came to fruition. Check out “Two for the Show” in the March issue of Vogue in your Next Issue app for gorgeous, dreamy photos from their time on the road.

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10 Oscar moments that deserve a second watch


From the runway correspondents who vowed to #AskHerMore, to the moving speeches and performances, to the GIFs that live far beyond Hollywood’s biggest night. 

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1) The Red Carpet: Stars stunned in gorgeous gowns, but after Cate Blanchette’s “Glam Cam” call-out at last year’s awards (below), correspondents made sure to ask starlets about more than just their dazzling looks. Full disclosure: we’re still obsessed with the dresses. This Harper’s BAZAAR gallery shows them all in true form.

2) Tighty Whities win best accessory: Speaking of “Do you do that to the men?” hilarious host Neil Patrick Harris showed no shame in bearing it all. Reenacting Michael Keaton’s scene in Best Picture winner, Birdman, NPH presented one segment in nothing but undies—oh, and black socks for added elegance. See for yourself.

3) John Travolta apologizes to Idina Menzel…by touching her face. A lot. After the awards, Travolta had some explaining to do to Jimmy Kimmel. The reason for the famous mis-pronunciation? He was busy “hugging and loving up” Goldie Hawn.

4) #IncomeInequality takes center stage: After winning Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Boyhood, Patricia Arquette pulled out a powerful plea: “We have fought for everybody else’s equal rights. It’s our time to have wage equality once and for all and equal rights for women in the United States of America.” Arquette’s subsequent comments sparked controversy, while Meryl Streep’s reaction led to one of the best Oscars GIFs all night.

 

 Continuing with speeches that made a statement…

5) “Stay weird, stay different” Writer Graham Moore won Best Adapted Screenplay for his work on The Imitation Game, the story of legendary mathematician Alan Turing, who was persecuted for homosexual acts in 1952. Moore brought to light his own personal struggle with depression and feeling different, urging us all to “stay weird.” Read more from Seventeen, and watch the speech below.

6) Julianne Moore talks Alzheimers after winning Best Leading Actress, saying “So many people with this disease feel isolated and marginalized…people with Alzheimers deserve to be seen so we can find a cure.” Apparently Moore’s husband predicted the win.

7) Lady Gaga knocked her The Sound of Music tribute out of the park. Marie Claire has the full performance.

8) LEGO insanity took over for two AWESOME minutes. The LEGO Movie may have been snubbed in its category, but after that performance including Tegan and Sarah, Andy Samberg, Mark Mothersbaugh, and LEGO Oscar trophies…I think we all know who the real winner is.

9) John Legend and Common blew everyone away with their live performance of “Glory” then proceeded to win Best Original Song. Shocker of the evening: their given names are John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn.

10) And then there came the GIFs. Oprah’s LEGO Oscar. Eddie Redmayne’s adorable win. See them all on Cosmopolitan. 

#WeekendReads | Survivalist’s Son Lost Without a Trace | Oscar’s Best-Dressed | Apple Design Genius Talks Past, Present & Future | Hawaii, Mexico, Spain & Your Backyard | Science of Stress


guest-curator-christina-garofaloThis week, The New Yorker celebrated its 90th year with nine 21st-century takes on the original 1925 cover. Vote for your favorite, then read the in-depth interview with Apple’s Jonathan Ive, featured below.

After that, let guest curator and travel writer Christina Garofalo take you away on some grand adventures—surfing in Hawaii, hiking in your own backyard, and eating endless tacos in Mexico.

Finally, transform your closet and your house. We’ve got all the week’s best stories on vibrant spring fashions and splashes of color for home and garden.

Happy Reading!

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Next Issue Picks

Lost in the Jungle

Men's Journal March 2015

When a college student disappeared in Costa Rica last summer, his father—legendary Alaskan adventurer Roman Dial—went searching in Central America's deadliest wilderness. He's still looking.

The Shape of Things to Come

The New Yorker February 23, 2015

In its 90th Anniversary issue, The New Yorker tells the story of Sir Jonathan Ive, the senior VP of design widely regarded as Apple's greatest asset. Here, how the notoriously shy artist rose to the top, and his take on Apple's post-Jobs future.

Oscar's Best-Dressed Nominees

People Red Carpet 2015

Get ready for the Academy Awards with this all-access guide. Here, seven stunning hopefuls who turned in stellar performances on the big screen—and on the red carpet.

The Science of Stress

Popular Science March 2015

Feeling snowed under? Run down? Us too. But stress can be good too, helping us navigate an unpredictable world. The key is to strike a healthy balance. Good news: Science can help.

Christina Garofalo's Quest for Adventure

Pure Hawaiian

National Geographic February 2015

I’ve been obsessively reading about Hawaii in anticipation of my first trip there next month. (I’m hoping to write something on it of my own). It's a fascinating state where Polynesian, Asian, and American roots collide to form a unique culture that Nat Geo captures better than anyone else.

Mexico’s Secret Ingredient

Coastal Living March 2015

To read an entire feature on tacos is a dream come true in and of itself—but there’s a lot more to this story than that. Between the cuisine and the characters, Coastal Living serves you a picturesque slice of life south of the border.

Spanish Inclination

National Geographic Traveler February / March 2015

My first solo trip was to Andalusia, and it changed my relationship with travel—so you might say I have a soft spot for stories about Spain. This piece reignited that fluttery feeling—the thrill of new, inspiring experiences and getting swept up in the romance of Seville.

Gone Hiking

Backpacker February / March 2015

In this inspirational piece, a man discovers he has terminal cancer and copes the best way he knows how—by going for a hike. At once warming and melancholy, the story poetically captures a man's relationship with himself and how time alone in nature can help one reach acceptance and peace.

A Splash of Color

Tactile Textiles

Martha Stewart Living March 2015

Add texture and dimension to a pretty piece of patterned fabric by highlighting select details and adding a pop of color. It's as easy as creating a few lines with needle and thread—no sketching or transferring required.

Full Bloom

Sunset March 2015

This spring, bring on the beauty—and get out your vases. Here's your guide to planting a cut-flower garden, complete with advice from the experts that tend the Sunset test garden.

Bold Adventure

Better Homes and Gardens March 2015

Hello, optimism! The 2015 color palette is all about a vibrant new outlook: greens as lush as a tropical leaf, chameleon-like corals, grays that drip with drama. So let's bring it home. Bonus videos provide do-it-right advice from the pros.

Mix Master

House Beautiful March 2015

Strong, saturated colors and subtle textures infuse a new house with a warm, welcoming spirit. Designer Lindsey Coral Harper is all about details, so you'll want to look at everything, down to the trim pieces, curtain hardware, and monogrammed linens.

Spring Into Style

The New Bohemian

Harper's BAZAAR March 2015

Spring brings an abundance of fresh new fashion. Conjure the hippie spirit of the '70s with these bright, freewheeling ensembles perfect for the season.

Dance Hall Days

ELLE March 2015

Bursting with color and texture, spring's joyfully bright trends are irresistible against the azure sky and laid-back vibe of Jamaica.

Now #Trending

LOULOU March 2015

Trend report: All you need to rock spring/summer 2015 like a total fashion pro. Here, the shoes, the bling, the palette, the fit, and more must-haves for spring.

Why You Can Wear Sneakers With That

Shape March 2015

Sporty trainers, color-blocked platforms, snakeskin slip-ons—the footwear once reserved for workouts and weekends was all over spring's fashion runways. So, yes, wear sneakers with that.

Good Business & Smart Money

Most Innovative Companies: #38 American Giant

Fast Company March 2015

Fast Company's annual roundup of the 50 most innovative companies includes American Giant for breathing new life into U.S. apparel manufacturing. Here, the cult clothing backstory plus the scoop on 49 other honorees.

The Only Insurance Guide You'll Ever Need

MoneySense February / March 2015

No one likes buying insurance, and most people don't like reading about it either. That's why MoneySense put everything you'll ever need to know about disability, life, travel, auto, and home insurance into a single article. Read it once and you're done.

All Aboard the Hyperloop

Forbes March 2, 2015

The race to invent high-speed travel in steel tubes is officially on. Until recently, Elon Musk's vision seemed no more than geek fantasy, but now three groups are sprinting to make it real. Welcome to the new space race.

How I Outsourced My Life

Money March 2015

Cybele Weisser tried a spate of new services that promised to take over her most hated chores—admin, odd jobs, grocery shopping, etc. Find out who she'd hire again, and what cost more than it was worth.

New Issues

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#MoviesInMags | Eight Oscar-nominated films adapted from magazines


Which came first, the chicken or the egg? The magazine story or the movie?

Sure, you’ve read about all of this year’s Oscar-nominated films—from Boyhood to Gone Girl—in your Next Issue app. But did you know that sometimes the films competing for an Academy Award are actually adapted from the magazines you love?

In honor of the 87th Academy Awards this weekend, we’ve compiled a throwback to eight great Oscar-nominated films, all of which were inspired by a legendary magazine story. Read the original stories and decide for yourself, what kind of article makes for a blockbuster film adaptation?

Who knows…you just might come across a Best Picture next time you settle in for some Next Issue reading.

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Adaptation (2002) — inspired by “The Orchid Thief” in The New Yorker (1995)

A lovelorn screenwriter (Nicolas Cage) becomes desperate as he tries and fails to adapt The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean (Meryl Streep) for the screen.

Almost Famous (2000) — adapted from “The Allman Brothers Story” in Rolling Stone (1973)

A high-school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies it on their concert tour.

American Gangster (2007) — adapted from “The Return of Superfly” in New York Magazine (2000)

In 1970s America, a detective (Russell Crowe) works to bring down the drug empire of Frank Lucas (Denzel Washington), a heroin kingpin from Manhattan, who is smuggling the drug into the country from the Far East.

Argo (2012) — adapted from “How the CIA Used a Fake Sci-Fi Flick to Rescue Americans in Tehran” in WIRED (2007)

Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent (Ben Affleck) launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980.

Boogie Nights (1997) — adapted from“The Devil and John Holmes” in Rolling Stone (1989)

The story of a young man’s adventures in the Californian pornography industry of the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Into the Wild (2007) — adapted from “Death of an Innocent” in Outside (1993)

After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless (Emile Hirsch) abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.

The Insider (1999) — adapted from “The Man Who Knew Too Much” in Vanity Fair (1996)

A research chemist (Russell Crowe) comes under personal and professional attack when he decides to appear in a “60 Minutes” expose on Big Tobacco.

In Cold Blood (1967) — adapted from “In Cold Blood: The Last to See Them Alive” in The New Yorker (1965)

After a botched robbery results in the brutal murder of a rural family, two drifters elude police, in the end coming to terms with their own mortality and the repercussions of their vile atrocity.

Guest Curator Picks: Christina Garofalo & The Quest for Adventure


guest-curator-christina-garofaloAs a freelance writer, it’s my goal to make the things that are most important to me—that is: food, travel, and people—the subjects of my work. Whether by exploring new countries, pushing my limits on the yoga mat, or experimenting with street food, I’m forever on the quest for adventure and enlightenment. I write about my experiences on Adventures in Frugal, as well as First We Feast, Robb Report, and Paste.

Because I’m constantly pitching editors, Next Issue has been a godsend. In the past, my tiny Brooklyn apartment was buried in the stacks of magazines I’d amassed for research. Next Issue has made keeping tabs on the latest stories and trends far easier and more cost-effective.

Here are a few of my favorite pieces from the last couple of months. I hope you enjoy them!

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Local & International Flavor

Food: Where to Eat 2015

New York Magazine December 29, 2014

Here it is, the newest testament in the foodie's bible. I couldn't help drooling a little bit as I thumbed through 14 pages of restaurant descriptions, dishes to try, and delicious-looking photos of the year ahead (in dining).

The Mentor Effect

Food & Wine January 2015

Growing up in a big Italian family, I learned food is a symbol of love and tradition. F&W taps into the deeply personal aspect of cooking by calling on rising chefs to create dishes inspired by their culinary role models. I also appreciate that the piece is user-friendly—so I’ve got a handful of new recipes too!

Magnifique Martinique

Eating Well January / February 2015

I believe it’s impossible to know a place intimately without knowing its cuisine (hence why I love stories that combine food and travel.) You can feel the hot Caribbean sun through bright, acidic flavors of mango and lime and the ocean breeze through the refreshing crunch of cabbage. This piece drags readers to the destination by all five senses.

Mexico’s Secret Ingredient

Coastal Living March 2015

To read an entire feature on tacos is a dream come true in and of itself—but there’s a lot more to this story than tacos. Between the cuisine and the characters, Coastal Living serves you a picturesque slice of life south of the border.

My Inspirations

In Conversation: Chris Rock

New York Magazine December 1, 2014

One of my favorite comedians, Chris Rock, reveals a brilliant and insightful commentary on politics and the current state of our country. In the interview, Rock skillfully balances intellectual views on sobering topics with an occasional dose of Rock-esque humor.

True Grit

Vogue February 2015

Young and adrift in late-seventies NYC, Kim Gordon found music, Thurston Moore, and her future with Sonic Youth. Between my fascination with NY history (specifically that era) and my lifelong love affair with rock music, this essay hit my sweet spot. If Gordon’s book is anywhere close to as compelling as Patti Smith’s Just Kids, I'll be waiting for a copy as soon as it hits shelves.

The Stars in his Eyes

W Magazine February 2015

I've always been inspired by the work of LA portrait artist Don Bachardy. Most of Hollywood—present and past—has sat for him. In the February issue, W interviews the 80-year-old in his Santa Monica Canyon bungalow, where he’s resided since 1962 and which he formerly shared with his long-term partner, the late English writer Christopher Isherwood.

A Fresh Start

Yoga Journal January / February 2015

This year, I’ve been fighting my natural disdain for waking up early to work out, and I've found that pre-work yoga helps me stay more positive and efficient throughout the day. I love the way Yoga Journal maps out routines in this easy-to-follow format—they inevitably become part of my go-to routine. And this one couldn’t be more appropriate for 2015.

Quest for Adventure

Pure Hawaiian

National Geographic February 2015

I’ve been obsessively reading about Hawaii in anticipation of my first trip there next month. (I’m also hoping to write something on it of my own). The state’s development over the last century is fascinating: Polynesian, Asian, and American roots collide to form a unique culture that Nat Geo captures better than anyone else.

Wanderlust: Self-reliance in the Alaskan Wilderness

Sunset February 2015

This story of a woman who leaves Brooklyn to visit her hometown in Alaska will strike a chord with anyone who’s romanticized the simple life. The writer perfectly illustrates the clarity you find when you’re far from home—completely disconnected and rediscovering life’s subtleties—except, in a way, she is home.

Spanish Inclination

National Geographic Traveler February / March 2015

My first solo trip was to Andalusia, and it changed my relationship with travel—so you might say I have a soft spot for stories about Spain. This piece reignited that fluttery feeling—the thrill of new, inspiring experiences and getting swept up in the romance of Seville.

Gone Hiking

Backpacker February / March 2015

In this inspirational piece, a man discovers that he has terminal cancer and copes the best way he knows how—by going for a hike. The story is at once warming and melancholy, and it poetically captures the relationship a person has with himself and how time alone in nature can help one reach acceptance and peace.

(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.  

#WeekendReads | Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2015 | Definitive Ranking of SNL Cast Members | Picks from the Men’s Lifestyles Editor in Chief | Assisted Suicide Spreads | Would You “Design” Your Baby?


First things first, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit madness was all over the place this week. If you haven’t, watch SI surprise this year’s cover model with the reveal, then view the whole issue in the app.

Next up, with the addition of Girls’ Life as our newest title, we’ve dedicated an entire category to fab fashion inspiration and life advice tailored to teens. So, if you’re spending time with a teenage girl this weekend, get ready to pass your tablet.

And finally, we partnered with the Editor in Chief of Men’s Lifestyles to bring you the best stories in gadgets, girls, games, and more. See more of Matthew David’s picks here.

Happy Valentine’s, Happy Long Weekend, and Happy Reading!

Next Issue Picks

Blackberry Farm: A Different View

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2015

For this year's legendary Swimsuit Issue, cover model Hannah Davis and friends explored Blackberry Farm in Tennessee. Other must-see features: "A Pair of Knockouts" featuring UFC's Ronda Rousey and tennis ace Caroline Wozniacki, painted-on bikinis, and so much more.

Saturday Night Live at 40

Rolling Stone February 26, 2015

Live from New York: A passionate, definitive, opinionated, subjective, irresponsible breakdown of the 40 years and 141 cast members of SNL—from top to bottom. As any fan knows, part of loving the show means surfing the lows along with the highs.

Special Report: "Designer" Babies

Women's Health March 2015

What if you could choose the sex of your child? Or intelligence? What if you could guarantee your kid wouldn't carry your family's risk for heart disease? Ask yourself these questions now, because a new world of fertility science has arrived. Medical miracle...or messing with fate?

Grind of the Ancient Mariner

Runner's World March 2015

Why would a 90-year-old Navy vet set out on an 18-mile-a-week, nearly-three-year-long attempt to run across the country? To save a ship, of course. Meet ultrarunner (of sorts) Ernest Andrus, who hopes to hit the Georgia coast before his 93rd birthday.

What Men Are Reading

“I’m Not Pro Sports Gambling. I’m Just a Realist”

ESPN The Magazine February 16, 2015

The sports gambling business, legal and illegal, is estimated to be worth $142.5 billion each year. Go inside the world of sports gambling and get the inside scoop on NBA commissioner Adam Silver's outspoken support for legalized bets.

Hot List 2015

Golf Digest March 2015

On the heels of a brutal winter in the northeast, we are setting our sights on everything that golf season has to offer. Put together your Fantasy Golf Bag with a little help from our friends at Golf Digest and their review of the best clubs in the game.

The Prettiest Little Liar

Maxim February 2015

Pretty Little Liars star Shay Mitchell is changing the face of TV, one tweet and Instagram post at a time. Looking hotter than ever, the Canada-born star tells us what it’s like to kiss another woman (as if there's something weird about it). Trust us fellas, you’ll want to check this one out...

Super Manganiello

Men’s Fitness January / February 2015

Personal re-invention took him from a scrawny, nerdy comic-book-junkie to one of Hollywood’s leading men. Joe Manganiello proves you can totally redefine who you are and what you’re capable of. Don’t believe us? Take a look at this guy's sixth-grade yearbook photo...

Girl Power

The Busy Girl's Guide to Getting Lazy

Girls' Life February / March 2015

Regardless of what your insane schedule dictates (or what your parents say), it's actually kind of crucial that you relax on the regular. So go ahead and embrace that lazy day—here's how.

Life on the M Train

Seventeen March 2015

Meghan Trainor takes you on an emotional ride as she dishes about body confidence, rocky relationships, and dreaming big. Believe it or not, it took a while to find her voice and she never thought she'd be a pop star.

Hope Floats

Teen Vogue February 2015

Tallulah Willis gets honest and bravely speaks out about her personal struggle with substance abuse and self-esteem. "There was always something that I believed would fix things, some way I could avoid being myself."

Defying Gravity

Allure February 2015

Ballerinas are pirouetting through advertisements, on runways, and all over Instagram. There's a reason we're drawn to their graceful posture, their easy off-duty style—and those flawless buns.

Celebrating Black History Month

Quick Change Artist

Town & Country March 2015

Elegant and brimming with talent, the Oxfordshire-raised, Shakespearean-trained Gugu Mbatha-Raw may be relatively new to America, but having galvanized critics here in two radically disparate roles, she's poised to cross over quickly.

Getting Over the Hiring Hurdle

Fast Company February 2015

Silicon Valley veteran Ken Coleman believes that solving the tech industry's diversity problem is possible—with diverse people in the decision-making process and leaders willing to take the right kinds of risks.

Kehinde Wiley's Spring

New York Magazine February 9, 2015

Well-known for his portraits of young black men, Wiley scouted the streets of Harlem, Brooklyn, and Queens for his first formal attempt at painting women. Here, his muses model the clothes of the season.

Black Women in Hollywood Awards

Essence March 2015

Picture this: An actress turned director, a rising ingénue, an ensemble redefining TV, and a costume designer bringing the past to life. Meet this year's shining stars. Who's fierce and fearless? Regina King.

Long Reads for the Long Weekend

The Daily Miracle

Popular Mechanics March 2015

Pages upon pages of what's going on throughout the world arrive on your doorstep every morning. How does the newspaper of record, The New York Times, pull it off again and again and again?

Are You Man Enough for Boy Scout Camp?

Men's Health March 2015

You'd like to be more trustworthy, loyal, helpful, brave, kind, and cheerful, right? Here's a six-step plan and a dozen merit badges for life's key skills. Honest.

Lost in Syria

The New Yorker February 16, 2015

A troubled Army vet thought he was helping American interests when he secretly went to Syria to fight against Assad. Then the adventure turned into a tragedy. Where did it all go wrong?

Dying Dutch: Euthanasia Spreads Across Europe

Newsweek February 20, 2015

In the Netherlands, euthanasia is legal, and becoming increasingly popular. Residents can choose to die—if they're tired of living with Lou Gehrig's disease, multiple sclerosis, depression, or loneliness. Other nations may soon follow suit.

New Issues

Cooking Light

March 2015

Entertainment Weekly

February 20, 2015

Maclean's

February 23, 2015

#WeekInCovers | Joni Mitchell says she’s “experienced being a black guy on several occasions”


Along with our carefully-selected #WeekendReads, we like to stop and enjoy magazine covers that tell stories all on their own.

These are four standouts of the week, along with a preview of the stories inside. Just open up your Next Issue app and start reading. (Not yet a subscriber? Start your 30 day FREE trial).

We’ll start with Ms. Mitchell… 

The Story: Joni Mitchell, Unyielding” in New York Magazine February 9, 2015

Joni Mitchell for New York Magazine

In just three pages, 71-year-old Joni Mitchell (once described by David Crosby as “about as humble as Mussolini,” self-described as “a little schiz-y”) lays all of her eccentricities on the table.

Quotes include but are not limited to the following…

  • “All my battles were with male egos. I’m just looking for equality, not to dominate.”
  • “Physically, she looks similarly small hipped and high cheekbones. I can see why they cast her. I don’t know what her music sounds like, but I do know this—that if she’s going to sing and play me, good luck.” (On Taylor Swift’s recent inclination to play Joni in a movie, which Mitchell “swift”-ly put the kibosh on)
  • “When I see black men sitting, I have a tendency to go—like I nod like I’m a brother. I really feel an affinity because I have experienced being a black guy on several occasions.”

Oh, and part of that true ethnic experience? Going blackface on a 1977 album cover.

The Story: “Obama Recipe Curriculum” in Cooking Light March 2015 

Michelle Obama for Cooking Light

In Cooking Light’s 28-year history, never before has a human being been featured on the cover. That honor has always been reserved for delicious food alone…until the new March issue. And who better to pioneer the cover than the “First Lady of Food,” Michelle Obama?

Mrs. Obama’s mission to reform childhood nutrition began in her very own home. In this article, the FLOTUS weighs in on the state of family dinner and why America’s future depends on what kindergartners eat today. Plus, three “Let’s Move!” inspired recipes that cost less than $12, feed four people, and are ready in under 30 minutes. Can you say, “hail to the chef?”

The Issue: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2015

Hannah Davis for Sports Illustrated

You already saw the big reveal of cover model Hannah Davis. But that’s not even a quarter of what the Swimsuit Issue has in store. Don’t miss body-painted bikinis, gorgeous models road-tripping across the U.S., and UFC fighter Ronda Rousey (behind-the-scenes video below).

 The Story: ‘Saturday Night Live’ at 40 in Rolling Stone February 26, 2015 

SNL in Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone set out on the insanely ambitious task of ranking all 141 SNL cast members, and this is what they ended up with. A passionate, definitive, opinionated, subjective, irresponsible, indefensible breakdown—just in time for the show’s 40th anniversary.

Number one? You guessed it—cover caricature John Belushi.

Hope you enjoyed this #WeekInCovers as much as we did. Now it’s time for the really fun part…the reading!

 

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