New Orleans, 10 Years After Katrina

portraits-katrinaIt was 10 years ago that Hurricane Katrina slammed into New Orleans, taking more than a thousand lives and leaving a city – and a nation – devastated. To mark the storm’s anniversary, we’ve chosen four stories that visit a city determined to survive and recover.

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Portraits of Katrina

National Geographic

These photos tell a story of resilience—from views of destruction soon after the storm to present-day portraits of Mardi Gras vitality.

Battered, Not Beaten

Sports Illustrated

Thanks to a resilient population—including athletes, coaches and others in the sports community—a city that began to recover almost immediately continues to make daily progress.

Love and Death in New Orleans

Esquire

Ten years after the storm, there’s still a city at the mouth of the Mississippi. Just not the same one.

10 Years After Hurricane Katrina

Essence

This story puts the spotlight on the courageous NOLA residents who have worked hard to bring the Big Easy back.

Congratulations to our Read And Roam Giveaway Winners!

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We’ve spent the last few weeks celebrating our fantastic lineup of travel magazines — from Backpacker to Condé Nast Traveler to Sunset — in the Read And Roam Giveaway. With 13 travel and regional magazines, Next Issue is the perfect place to plan your dream vacation. We combed our most travel-savvy titles for the best gear to give away, and offered a grand prize perfect for reading anywhere you choose to roam.

A huge thanks to everyone who entered! Check out the lucky prize winners below, and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more giveaways inspired by our magazines.

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Grand Prize: A travel package worth $2,500—perfect for reading and roaming anywhere in the world.

WINNER: Edward R. 

We hope you enjoy your favorite magazines and your dream vacation, Edward! Check out this collection for travel inspiration from the world’s top magazines.

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Weekly Prize #1: A NudeAudio Portable Bluetooth Speaker, recommended in Men’s Health March 2015

WINNER: Ginifer H.

Weekly Prize #2: Smith Clayton sunglasses, recommended in the Outside Spring/Summer Buyer’s Guide

WINNER: Kimberly L.

Weekly Prize #3: A GoPro HERO4, recommended in the Esquire BBB Spring 2015

WINNER: Linda M.

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NEW Title: Media Updates and Advertising Trends with Adweek

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Marketing, media and advertising professionals (or enthusiasts) shouldn’t miss an issue of our newest title, Adweek. Written for thought-leaders, the magazine covers notable campaigns, the latest in digital, client-agency relationships, and upcoming trends in advertising. Forward-thinking editorials keep Adweek readers ahead of the curve, with features such as:

The Watch Awards
Adweek’s second annual Watch Awards honor the best in online video. From Tinder ads to the pro-equality ‘Love Has No Labels’ video campaign, see all the hilarious and heartfelt winners.

Shepard Smith
Fox News Channel’s breaking news authority on why he doesn’t like to talk about Hurricane Katrina – or Brian Williams.

The Coca-Cola Bottle
Get a close-up look at the green-glass container that sold 300 billion cokes and became an international icon.

Making Ads with a Social Message
The filmmaker Dustin Lance Black unspools inspiring spots that not only promote brands but also champion LGBT rights and the modern family.

Mobile Generations
While mobile usage increases from generation to generation, there are stark differences between how the different age groups interact with devices.

Next Issue subscribers can find all of these stories in the current (August 17, 2015) issue of Adweek. Not yet a subscriber? Start your 30-day FREE trial to access Adweek and the full Next Issue catalog.

New Features for Android: Categories and Favorites

We’re excited to introduce Favorites and Categories for Next Issue Android users, which make it easier to browse by interest or to save your most-loved titles. Just install the latest update to enjoy these new features, and let us know what you think on Twitter and Facebook!

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Your Personal Library is now called My Favorites.

Simply tap the star icon on any magazine to add that title to My Favorites,

Access all your Favorites in one place, by selecting My Favorites in the central navigation.

 

 

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For all the things you’re into.

Select Categories to browse magazines by interest.

Swipe left and right to explore magazines that match any mood, then swipe down to see more titles within that category.

 

Not yet a subscriber? Access all our new features when you start your 30-day free trial.

Happy Reading!

 

New Features for iOS: Bookmarking and Enhanced Navigation

Our subscribers asked for bookmarking and we listened. The feature is now available in any iOS-supported device, allowing users to create Collections of recipes, ideas, articles to read later, and more. We’ve also streamlined our navigation so that it’s even easier to discover the stories you love.

Just install the latest Next Issue update to enjoy these new features, and let us know what you think on Twitter and Facebook!

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Bookmarking

By popular request, you can now save favorite stories to My Collections.

Keep go-to recipes in one place. Build a holiday wish list in another. Create any Collection you desire, and use them to easily categorize all your favorite reads.

Tap the plus sign at the top of any story to collect it, and then select the Collection you wish to keep it in.

Access My Collections from My Library, and tap the empty Collection box to create a new one. The cover image of each Collection will be taken from the first story you collect.

 

 

 

 

 

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Enhanced Navigation

Discover more content with the new iOS navigation.

Head to My Library and touch the new tabs across the top of the screen to access My Favorites, My Collections, and Downloads.

Or, tap Categories to look through magazines by interest, or to sort them by name and release date.

The Search bar still sits at the top right hand corner.

 

Not yet a subscriber? Access all our new features when you start your 30-day free trial.

Happy Reading!

13 NEW Titles in 3 Months: Time to Find a New Favorite

We’ve welcomed 13 new titles to the Next Issue catalog since May, bringing us to over 160 magazines. Three of our latest arrivals are all about adventure – AFAR, Outdoor Life, Boys’ Life – and four focus on free-wheeling – Cycle World, Truck Trend, Motorcyclist and Hot Rod – but there’s still space for healthy recipes, tech reviews, and finding the perfect merlot. If you haven’t already found a new favorite, remind yourself of our newest titles ready to download:

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Cycle World

America’s largest motorcycle media brand is the leading resource for in-depth, quality information on all types of motorcycles, accessories and riding gear.

Clean Eating

Filled with delicious, wholesome, low-fat, and easily made recipes that can be shared with friends and family.

DRAFT

Fresh flavors, unique experiences and emerging trends in beer – plus food, travel and leisure.

OUT

With a provocative blend of fashion, pop culture, and journalism, OUT challenges readers to reflect upon and rethink the ever-evolving meaning of gay.

Sound & Vision

Reviews and advice for consumers of home theater, audio, video, and multimedia products.

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AFAR

The experiential travel guide covering where to go, what to do, and what to bring in order to create deeper, richer, and more personal global experiences.

Truck Trend

Packed with road tests, performance style upgrades, and the latest news on everything from bare-bones pick-ups to luxury sport utility vehicles.

Boys’ Life

The premiere magazine for kids and teens, featuring editorial covering the outdoors, news, movies, sports, history, aviation, and scouting.

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Wine Enthusiast

Hundreds of wine reviews in every issue, plus advice on pairings, entertaining, travel, restaurants, and notable sommeliers.

Motorcyclist

Combining the excitement and color of today’s cruisers, sports bikes, naked bikes, and touring machines with credible information on road tests, riding gear, and new products.

Hot Rod

Covers the gamut of hot-rodding with a mix of technical information, industry  commentary, and up-to-the minute coverage of the latest trends.

Oxygen

The joys and benefits of fitness, nutrition and resistance training, helping readers achieve an energy-filled lifestyle and an empowered self-image.

Outdoor Life

The go-to guide for the dedicated, adventurous wilderness sportsman, with updates on hiking, camping, game hunting, and fishing.

 

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NEW Title: Going off the Grid with AFAR Magazine

 

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Eclectic itineraries. Spontaneous road trips. Street food that’s worth seeking out. AFAR Magazine is all about adventure, and finding the big ideas that will shape your next trip, whether it’s setting sail in Indonesia or learning not to hate the opera in Vienna.

In the spirit of tapping into the cultures – and cuisines – of every city that their writers visit, the magazine has been known to send authors to destinations chosen at random, on 24 hours’ notice, or to ask celebrated chefs to eat their way around local marketplaces. For their Future of Travel issue in June / July 2015, they looked at the growing interest in marijuana travel (pot country is the new wine country) and the startups that want to get us all flying by private jet.

Next Issue subscribers can catch up on all AFAR back issues from the start of 2015, or dive straight into our favorite stories from the August / September issue:

The Ultimate Guide to Experiential Travel
Trips and tricks for every phase of your life, whether you’re a recent grad, newly in love, or ready to retire to the road.

Spin the Globe
AFAR chose a destination at random and sent author Paul Greenberg on 24 hours’ notice to landlocked Paraguay, which turns out to rival a Brazilian beach vacation.

Wandering Chef
A Copenhagen chef brings her Oaxaca travels back home in taco form.

A New Game Plan
Spotting Africa’s big five is one of life’s great thrills. But why stop there? On this diverse continent, there are also whales to watch, zebras to track on horseback – and plenty of comforts to ease your way.

Not yet a subscriber? Start your 30-day FREE trial here and you’ll earn 10 entries to our Read And Roam Giveaway. One winner will receive a $2,500 vacation package to travel anywhere in the world. Check out AFAR for inspiration, and remember that you can re-enter once a day.

NEW Title: Style, Pop Culture and Entertainment with OUT Magazine

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Our newest title, OUT, pushes its readers to rethink what it means to be gay in 2015. Covering entertainment, the arts, fashion and pop culture, its reporters are equal parts frank and thought provoking.

Expect interviews and fashion editorials alongside full-length features, like these stories from the latest issue:

The Battle to Replicate the Body’s Most Complex Organ – Military money for plastic surgery and urology is funding innovations in genital reconstruction. But can that benefit transgender men?
The Illusionist – The story of an ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) hero who fabricated almost every detail of his life
I Lost It At The Black Party – How a breakup, an open mind, and an infamous sex-charged party combined to change one man’s perspectives
My Month of Hell – Thirty days in a gay CrossFit cult
Globe Strutter – Choreographer Yanis Marshall, in heels and in demand
Adam and the Angst – Adam Lambert’s new album, The Original High, finds solid ground in uneasiness

Next Issue subscribers can access these stories, and all back issues as far as February 2015, now. If you’re not yet a subscriber, start your 30-day FREE trial now.

35 Revelations from 35 Women: Read New York Magazine‘s Cosby Cover Story

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One by one, they came forward. Now, New York Magazine speaks to thirty-five of the forty-six women who have publicly accused Bill Cosby of rape or sexual assault.

The group counts supermodels Beverly Johnson and Janice Dickinson, waitresses, Playboy bunnies and journalists as members of its unwelcome sisterhood. Each spoke to the magazine individually, but, as the story notes, “the horror is multiplied by the sheer volume of seeing [these accounts] together, reading them together, considering their shared experience.”

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Read the full story now in your Next Issue app. If you’re not yet a subscriber, start your 30-day free trial to access the story.

10 Brutally Honest Amy Schumer Quotes, from Glamour and GQ

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Everyone’s obsessed with Amy Schumer. She’s on the cover of both Glamour and GQ this month, in two completely different features: GQ photographed her in a tongue-in-cheek Star Wars shoot that nearly broke the internet, while Glamour asked her sister and writing partner, Kim Schumer, to interview the Trainwreck star. But Amy talked to both titles about sex, self-image and life as a female comedian, with an equal level of candor. Here’s five of our favorite quotes from each interview:

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On whether it’s hard to be funny: “I think it’s different for everybody. It’s not hard for me to be funny. But it’s really hard. I don’t think a lot of people are funny. I meet a lot of people, and most of them aren’t funny.”

“It’s fun to keep being yourself when the room’s demanding otherwise. I’m putting my dirty laundry out there, and I don’t want to be around people who pretend they don’t have any.”

“I truly feel I’m getting a lot of attention right now and it’s just a ticking time bomb. Like, I wonder what the thing is going to be that will make people want to burn me at the stake.”

On Trainwreck: “I would say 30 percent of the movie is probably just straight from my life, and the rest is some sort of exaggeration.”

“I think people only want women to speak for so long. They build you up, and then they’re just ready to tear you down.”

Next Issue subscribers can read the full interview here.

 

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“I don’t try to be feminist. I just am. It’s innately inside me. I have no interest in trying to be the perfect feminist, but I do believe feminists are in good hands with me.”

On being approached by fans: “It’s overwhelming for somebody to come up and want to just be friends right away. People think comics are always funny and on. And we’re not. We’re pretty quiet.”

“I want to make women laugh. I want to make them feel beautiful in their own skin. I want to empower them to use their voice and not apologize. And I want a jet.”

On dealing with sexist comments: “You’ve got to be vocal. You just let people know. Their ego’s a little bruised. Then they adapt.”

On having everyone’s eyes on her: “Oh my God. I’ll cross my legs.”

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