Photo: New York Media You may have heard the news already: New York Media is introducing a digital subscription. In fact, it launches today, and Intelligencer is part of it, along with our sibling sites the Cut, Vulture, and Grub Street (the Strategist will remain free). That means that, in the future, you may be asked to pay for a monthly subscription in order to read our stories. You probably have questions: Read on for answers. Why are you doing this?New York has endeavored to publish extraordinary journalism, first on paper, then in pixels, and now also on podcasts and in video and live events. As our country (also: world) cleaves more and more into two countries — one metropolitan in outlook, with all its attendant values, and one in many ways the opposite — our magazine and websites aim to be a hometown publication for urbanites everywhere. Your support will help us deliver to you more of the sharpest thinking, deepest reporting, most valuable information, and most … [Read more...] about Magazine’s New Subscriptions: A Reader’s FAQ
Brown, body-positive and beautiful in brilliant hues—that’s Danielle Brooks inside the pages of May’s Essence magazine, where the Orange Is the New Black actress models a spectrum of vibrant looks styled by Fashion and Beauty Director Julee Wilson. Advertisement While Kerry Washington wows on this issue’s black-and-white cover, Brooks gives us a color rush inside, flexing the modeling skills she’s honed walking the runways for Christian Siriano, and dishing on her new role as designer of a capsule collection for curve-friendly label Universal Standard. “You get exhausted asking people to design for you,” she told Essence. “So I was like, ‘I want to work with people who are allowing me the opportunity to wear what I want to wear and design what I want to design.’” The result is an array of super-wearable looks named for the actress herself, designed to make every woman feel like a star. It’s a mission close to … [Read more...] about In Living Color: Danielle Brooks Brightens Up Essence Magazine
In a piece originally on Guanabee and now on Racialicious, writer Alex Alvarez breaks down the racial stereotypes in women's magazines. "Latinas are portrayed as being sultry and seductive," writes Ms. Alvarez. "[They are] encouraged to have more overtly sexual bodies, with an emphasis on curves, dark eyes and bright, plump, shiny, slick, wet lips shown in loving close-ups, usually while the face to which they're attached is growling or purring or doing something else that's totally fierce." As for black women, Halle Berry is the ideal, even though, as Alvarez notes, "she happens to have a white mother." Black women with darker skin often end up "treated more like sculptural objects than flesh and blood women." Asian women? Always petite and "doll-like." Never mind the fact that "some Asian girls are chubby. Really! Some are muscular, some are tall, some are dark, some are doughy, and some are boney and awkward." Meanwhile, even white women are whitewashed in women's magazines, Alvarez … [Read more...] about Whose Fault Is It That The Ethnic Women In Magazines Are Whitewashed?
A Time Magazine cover featuring Donald Trump hangs on the walls of five of the President’s golf courses across the world. It’s fake. The President, who is under criminal investigation for obstruction of justice, has long complained about “fake news”. But his lavish resorts give pride of place to the impressive looking, but utterly fake news magazine cover. Golfers can admire the memento of Trump’s television success in the bar It claims to be from the March 1, 1999 issue, and features a large image of Trump alongside the headline “Donald Trump: The ‘Apprentice’ is a television smash!” A strap across the top of the page reads: “Trump is hitting on all fronts…even TV!” There was no March 1, 1999 issue of Time Magazine. On top of that, the border around the image is too narrow, the second deck headlines are down the side when they should be on the top of the page and Time does not use exclamation points on its cover. … [Read more...] about Fake news: Five Donald Trump golf courses have fake Time Magazines with him on the cover hanging on the wall
We all know “black don’t crack,” but this season we’re seeing that in action on a variety of pre-spring magazine covers that celebrate the varied and ageless glory of black beauty. From 94-year-old Cicely Tyson on the Ava DuVernay-edited Time “Art of Optimism” issue, to Indya Moore on one of five Teen Vogue Young Hollywood covers, this round of covers is truly a tribute to the diversity of #blackgirlmagic (though a few fellas made an impact, too). Advertisement Our hands-down fave of the bunch? Well, she’s one of our longtime celebrity crushes, musician Lizzo, whose brilliant bops (the girl can sing, rap and play the flute), ceaseless body positivity and overall badassery are finally getting some well-deserved shine by The Cut, who made her their Spring Fashion issue cover star. Advertisement If Lizzo ain’t the epitome of unapologetic blackness-meets-black girl magic, we don’t know who is. But in case you have … [Read more...] about Phenomenal Women: Generations of Black Beauty Grace February and March Magazine Covers