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Kushner Brother, Model Wife Offer a 'Unifying Voice' in Media

More than 20 years after it shuttered, 'Life' gets a reboot via Josh Kushner and Karlie Kloss

(Newser) - The final print issue of Life magazine was published in 2000, after an impressive 117-year run. Now, it's back from the dead, thanks to venture capitalist Josh Kushner (brother of Donald Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner) and his wife, model and entrepreneur Karlie Kloss, reports the Hollywood Reporter .
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Country Fans Will Recognize New Owners of Field & Stream
Country Stars Buy Field & Stream

Country Stars Buy Field & Stream

Eric Church, Morgan Wallen relaunching legacy mag, complete with website, merch, music festival

(Newser) - "Welcome to the all-new Field & Stream: Established in 1871. Revived in 2024." That was the message released last week by the magazine's new owners, names that should be familiar to country music fans: singer-songwriters Eric Church and Morgan Wallen, who are relaunching the outdoors lifestyle publication...

Sports Illustrated Just Laid Off Most of Its Staff

Magazine's future is unclear

(Newser) - Since 2019, the Arena Group has paid a licensing fee to have the rights to publish Sports Illustrated, owned by Authentic Brands Group. Earlier this month, red flags started popping up that indicated Arena had missed a $3.75 million quarterly payment on the first of the year, with a...

Laid-Off National Geographic Writers Say No More Are Left

Departing staffers say they are the last ones

(Newser) - National Geographic, one of the most read magazines in the country, no longer has a single staff writer on its payroll, according to staffers who were given the sendoff Wednesday. The magazine said farewell to 19 staffers—including writers Michael Greshko, Doug Main, Nina Strochlic, Craig Welch, and Debra Adams...

Before Writing Little Women, She Cut Her Chops on This

Unfinished early work by Louisa May Alcott is published in Strand Magazine

(Newser) - The current issue of Strand Magazine (subscription) will give readers the chance to discover an obscure and unfinished Louisa May Alcott work of fiction—and to provide a conclusion themselves. Alcott's Aunt Nellie's Diary has rarely been seen since she drafted what may have been a novel or...

MIA Said She'd 'Choose Death' Over Vaccine. Now, a New Tiff

Rapper claims 'British Vogue' pulled feature on her over controversial vaccination remark

(Newser) - Last month, rapper MIA started a bit of a hubbub regarding vaccines in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, and she now says her remarks cost her a high-profile magazine feature. At the end of March, the musician also known as Maya Arulpragasam tweeted , "If I have to choose...

Mag Hasn't Had a Solo Man on Cover Since '84. Till Now

Jonathan Van Ness is first non-female to appear alone on front of UK 'Cosmo' in 35 years

(Newser) - For the first time in 35 years, there's a non-female appearing solo on the cover of Cosmopolitan UK . Queer Eye grooming expert Jonathan Van Ness graces the January 2020 cover (see it here ) in a peach tulle gown by Christian Siriano, plus striped tube socks and Nike sneakers,...

Eilish Freaks Over Shirtless Cover Image

The singer slams 'Nylon Germany' on Instagram

(Newser) - Billie Eilish ripped Nylon Germany a new one this week over the magazine's digitized cover image of her, People reports. Posted on (and deleted from) the publication's Instagram account, the image portrays Eilish as a bald, metallic, shirtless, sci-fi babe who's giving readers the dead eye. After...

Playboy Is Back—But It's Not Your Daddy's

Led by millenials, the magazine aims to be 'intimate' and not 'explicit'

(Newser) - "I hadn't paid attention to Playboy for many years, since I was a kid," says Ed Freeman, who shot the underwater cover for the summer 2019 issue of Playboy. "And I thought: 'Wait, they're hiring me to shoot the cover? Do they know I'...

Mad Magazine to Stop Publishing New Content

It will disappear from newsstands after August

(Newser) - Alfred E. Neuman, it's time to worry. After reports Wednesday that Mad magazine was going to cease publication, owner DC Comics said the satirical publication will survive—but not as readers know it. The publisher says the 67-year-old magazine will no longer have new content, apart from end-of-year specials,...

Stolen Magazine With the Beatles Back After 50 Years

The Ohio public library gets a nice surprise

(Newser) - An Ohio library says a 1968 copy of Life magazine with the Beatles on the cover has been returned by a borrower who apologized for stealing it as a "kid" and sent $100 to cover late fees, the AP reports. The Cuyahoga County Public Library says it received the...

Tech Billionaire, Wife to Buy Time for $190M

Benioffs set to become mag's 2nd owners in a year

(Newser) - Time magazine is about to change hands for the second time in less than a year. In a deal awaiting the approval of regulators, Salesforce founder Marc Benioff and his wife, Lynne, are buying the 95-year-old magazine from Meredith Corporation for $190 million, CNBC reports. Meredith—which acquired Time Inc....

Walmart Kicks Cosmo Out of Its Checkout Lines

'Hypersexualized' women's magazine will still be found in magazine racks

(Newser) - No longer will you see headlines like "Best. Sex. Ever." in the Walmart checkout line. The retail giant partnered with the National Center on Sexual Exploitation to announce Tuesday that it will remove women's magazine Cosmopolitan from checkout lines at more than 5,000 stores across the...

Newsweek Abruptly Fires Top Editors

Another editor stepped down in protest

(Newser) - Newsweek is in the news again—and not for good reasons. The 85-year-old news magazine is engulfed in so much chaos and scandal that some staffers are wondering whether it will survive, according to USA Today . On Monday editor-in-chief Bob Roe, executive editor Ken Li, and reporter Celeste Katz were...

French Kids Mag Lands in Hot Water With Israel

'Youpi' pulls issue after it printed blurb that said Israel isn't a real country

(Newser) - A French children's magazine has been withdrawn from newsstands after it admitted a "mistake" in writing that Israel wasn't a real country. The news editor for Youpi, a magazine for children ages 5 to 8, told the AP on Tuesday the January issue was being removed from...

Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop Becoming Actual Magazine

Quarterly issues will be produced in partnership with Conde Nast

(Newser) - Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop, coming soon to a newsstand near you. The actress is turning her lifestyle newsletter/website into an actual print magazine, in partnership with Condé Nast, Women's Wear Daily reports. Quarterly issues of the magazine, which will also be called Goop, will be released starting in September.

On al-Qaeda's New Hit List: Bill Gates, Warren Buffett

And other 'economic personalities' targeted in magazine article

(Newser) - On the eve of the 14th anniversary of 9/11, a group of what al-Qaeda is calling "economic personalities" and "wealthy entrepreneurs" has been labeled as being in the terror organization's sights. The list appears in its latest issue of Inspire and includes names like Bill Gates, Warren...

Next Charlie Hebdo Cover to Feature Muhammad

French magazine will 'cede nothing' to terrorists, lawyer says

(Newser) - Here we go again: The French magazine Charlie Hebdo will run an image of the Prophet Muhammad on its first cover since a terrorist attack on its office left 12 people dead, AFP reports via Yahoo News . It is "obviously" meant to lampoon Muhammad, says Hebdo lawyer Richard Malka,...

Kim, Kanye's Kid Makes Modeling Debut

North West models Chanel—yes, really

(Newser) - North West is leading exactly the life you'd expect the child of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West to lead—i.e., she has made her modeling debut at just 13 months. The babe appears, sporting a Chanel brooch and bag, in the fall issue of CR Fashion Book , which...

Ladies' Home Journal Folds After 131 Years

Ad slump blamed for end to monthly publication

(Newser) - Another one of the "Seven Sisters" of women's magazines is calling it a day. After 131 years, Ladies' Home Journal will cease monthly publication in July. It will survive as a quarterly special interest publication and its website will stay alive, though no subscriptions will be offered and...

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