April 5, 2012 |
Left limping by years of declining print sales, the magazine industry is hoping a new plan for tablet users will give it legs to leap into digital profits. Five of the largest magazine publishers —Time Inc., Condé Nast, Hearst Corp., News Corp. and Meredith Corp. — jointly released a tablet computer application Wednesday that offers owners of Android-based tablets unlimited access to 32 of the nation's most popular glossy titles for $14.99 a month. Publishers compare the new plan to the all-access model that Netflix Inc. gives to movie subscribers.
March 6, 2013 |
JERUSALEM -- The first Hebrew-language issue of Playboy magazine started selling in Israel on Wednesday, featuring Israeli model Natalie Dadon on the cover and an interview with Minister of Home Front Defense Avi Dichter, formerly head of Israel's Shin Bet domestic security service. Publisher Daniel Pomerantz, a U.S.-born business attorney and recent immigrant to Israel, explained in The Times of Israel his move to bring Playboy on aliyah -- immigration to Israel -- along with him. Pomerantz sees Playboy's magic in its contradictions -- much like Israel, he wrote.
March 28, 2013 |
Crawdaddy magazine founder Paul Williams, often credited for helping establish the field of rock music criticism in the mid-1960s, died Wednesday at age 64 from complications related to a 1995 bicycle accident. Williams' wife, musician Cindy Lee Berryhill, confirmed her husband's death in a post on Facebook, telling followers, “It was a gentle and peaceful passing. " Williams, according to a note on his official website, "suffered a traumatic brain injury in a bicycle accident, leading to early onset of dementia, and a steady decline to the point where he now requires full-time care.
September 17, 2009 |
Magazine or TV makeovers are frequently as queasy-making as they are jaw-dropping. Whether the transformation involves weight loss, a new haircut, wardrobe, nose, or some combination thereof, the end result might have you going back to the "before" picture and wondering if more harm than good has been done. This was exactly the case last week when South Africa's You magazine featured a cover story about Caster Semenya, the 18-year-old South African middle-distance runner who won the women's 800 meters in the World Championships in Berlin last month by an astonishing 2.45 seconds.
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July 17, 2013 |
The search for a Los Angeles woman who 53 years ago was a Sports Illustrated cover girl has ended sadly for a collector of autographs from cover subjects. Model Dolores Greer, 81, died last month on the same day that cover autograph collector Scott Smith was being interviewed by The Times for a story that was published Tuesday. Greer's obituary appeared in Sunday's Times. The saga of Smith's search for the model who illustrated the magazine's Oct. 17, 1960, cover story on the “new look in sports clothes” has spanned more than three decades.
November 8, 2013 |
Time magazine covers are no stranger to controversy. But did the latest one on Chris Christie go too far? After the Republican New Jersey governor and potential 2016 presidential contender coasted to reelection on Tuesday, the magazine put out a cover featuring his silhouette with the headline “The Elephant in the Room.” There's a triple entendre there: The elephant is something obvious but ignored. The elephant is the GOP symbol. And the elephant is also extra large and extra heavy.