Topics Launch for Readers in the UK and India

Until now, Flipboard’s 34,000 topics have been only accessible to readers in the U.S. and Canada. But with today’s update, readers in the UK and India can access topics, too, including some tailored to local life and culture. Examples include “Parliament,” “The City,” “Royal Baby,” “English Premier League,” “Lok Sabha,” “Indian Super League” and “Indian food.”

If you’re using the UK or India version of Flipboard, you’ll be asked to select topics via the new topic picker which you’ll get after updating your Flipboard. You can also search to find a topic or tap on topic tags shown on articles. It’s easy to follow any topic: tap the “follow” button to have stories from that topic—and from magazines the Flipboard community is curating about that topic—added to your Flipboard.

Flipboard magazines are unique packages of articles, photos and videos on just about anything you can imagine (see “British Shorthair” and “Wing Tzun.”) These people-powered collections are indexed by our algorithms and presented to readers via topic tags on stories and in search. Topics combine Zite technology with human curation to give you an experience you won’t find anywhere else. And if you’re a magazine curator (or “MagMaker,” as we like to say) in the UK and India, you may find that more local people are discovering what you’re curating through topics.

~MartyR is curating “Thinking About Football

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It’s Go (And Game) Time! Flip the News, Ads and Party Tips for Super Bowl XLIX

The Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots will meet Sunday to compete for football’s biggest prize in Super Bowl XLIX. This year’s game features the Seahawks, who won their first Super Bowl last year, and the three-time championship Patriots.

Analysts and experts are predicting a close game between the two teams. Super Bowl XLIX marks the first time in history that neither team has a first-roundpick in an offensive position. Seattle’s defending champions are known for their strong defense, while New England’s offensive attack is driven by famed quarterback Tom Brady. Adding to the sense of importance, no team has won back-to-back Super Bowls since the 2003-2004 Patriots.

While the main attraction at the Super Bowl is the game, it has also become a cultural phenomenon. Last year’s game was the most-watched TV event in U.S. history, drawing 111.5 million viewers. Thirty-second ads were sold for $4 million — 60-second ads for $8 million. Bruno Mars’ 2014 half-time performance caused his album to reach the No. 1 spot on the iTunes album chart.

This year, Katy Perry is set to take the stage for the half-time performance with “special guest” Lenny Kravitz. Idina Menzel will sing the national anthem and John Legend is scheduled to perform “America the Beautiful.” The ads are already making news, from the scantily clad Victoria’s Secret models to a joking Kim Kardashian and reunited Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel.

Use Flipboard to keep up with the news before and during the game, get ready for your Super Bowl party and view the best of the ads.

Super Bowl XLIX (2015) by thenewsdesk: Find news on the game, ads and entertainment all in one place.

Super Bowl Happiness by Victor Moruzzi: Whether you’re hosting or throwing a party — get prepped.

Everything Seahawks! Superbowl Champions Edition by evan ellison: Will they win it all again? A guide for the Seahawks enthusiast.

New England Patriots News by Alan: If you’ll be rooting for the Patriots on Sunday, read up on the team’s news to get ready for the game.

If you’re a fan of a particular player, check out their topic tag on Flipboard. Get started with the team’s quarterbacks: Tom Brady and Russell Wilson.

~GabyS is reading “Australian Open 2015

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What I’m Reading: Gigaom’s Mathew Ingram

GigaOM’s Mathew Ingram is well-respected not just for his reasoned take on tech, but for his formidable output. How does the father of three stay so prolific? By doing his job: monitoring the internet.

One of the first reporters to make the switch from print to digital, Ingram spends plenty of time online, writing, tweeting and occasionally feuding with strangers. Strongly opinionated, the columnist is most concerned about the future of media and technology—hence “Media Past and Future,” a Flipboard magazine curated by Ingram on that very topic.

Curious to learn his sources, we asked: what are you reading?

I think I probably have a different way of using Flipboard than most people, in that I don’t really use it to read specific news sites—instead, my sources are kind of a mix of curation by Flipboard, via the Cover Stories and Daily Edition features, and feeds that I pull into Flipboard from a variety of places. So I have my RSS feeds that I imported from Google Reader, and I also have lists that I’ve created within Twitter, one for media-related news and one for tech-related news. Each list has several hundred users in it who share links to content that might be relevant to what I’m writing about or give me ideas for future stories.

I also have a feed that comes from Techmeme and one from Mediagazer, both of which are aggregators run by founder Gabe Rivera. They’re a quick way of scanning through what people are talking about or linking to that might be important. And I have a feed from another aggregator I read a lot, the MediaReDEF list from Jason Hirschhorn, which is a great collection of media-related articles from a wide variety of sources. I also have a feed that comes from Hacker News, the tech-focused discussion forum run by Y Combinator.

In addition to those, I have a list of friends I follow on Twitter and a list of important industry professionals I created. I also use Instapaper to save articles that I come across—I pull a feed of unread items from it into Flipboard because it’s a more appealing way to browse through them than on Instapaper itself. It’s easy to add them from there to the media-related magazine I curate on Flipboard, “Media Past and Future.”

Although I do have some sites I go to directly through Flipboard, like the Nieman Journalism Lab and Wired, the majority of my sources are aggregators of some kind, including Brain Pickings from Maria Popova, Dark Roasted Blend and The Browser. I guess I have just gotten used to getting my news and information from as wide a variety of sources as possible, and Flipboard makes it easy to do that.

~ShonaS is curating “Compulsive & Conscious

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The Week in Review: State of the Union Is ‘Strong’

President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union Tuesday night before a joint session of Congress, a tradition dating back to George Washington. For the seventh time in his presidency, he laid out his vision for the country, and for the first time in his presidency he described the state of our union as “strong.”

“The shadow of crisis has passed, and the State of the Union is strong,” Obama said. “At this moment—with a growing economy, shrinking deficits, bustling industry and booming energy production—we have risen from recession freer to write our own future than any other nation on Earth.”

The second term president called on Congress to authorize the use of military force against ISIS and approve legislation to allow government and businesses to work together to prevent cyber attacks. He urged members to wait on new Iran sanctions while the nuclear negotiations unfold and asked for the authority to expedite free trade agreements.

Perhaps the biggest proposal was to raise taxes on financial institutions and the investments of wealthier Americans to pay for free college tuition and tax credits for childcare and two-worker households.

While Republicans welcomed some of the rhetoric, like on trade, they were largely opposed to the tax plan, which is unlikely to pass given the political reality of a Republican-controlled Senate and House.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) called the plan “another income redistribution effort.”

“It all looks like the same old tax and spend that the president has been advocating for the last six years,” McConnell said.

The over 6,000-word speech set up many of the issues Congress and Washington will tackle next, but the night also generated some lighter moments and reactions. One of the most buzzworthy exchanges came when the president went off-script to boast about his election wins. He also winked when talking about the improving economy, “This is good news, people,” he said.

First Lady Michelle Obama’s outfit, also worn by the character of Alicia Florrick on CBS’s “The Good Wife,” was made into a meme, as were the many faces of Vice President Joe Biden, who sat behind the president Tuesday night.

Read about serious and light moments of the big speech, plus the reaction and latest political news in made-for Flipboard magazines.

State of the Union by thenewsdesk: A roundup of the news and reactions from Obama’s address.

U.S. Politics by Cory Hernandez: Who’s up and who’s down—the facts and opinions surrounding America’s politics.

2016 by Cohl Media: Read about how the issues raised this week will play out in the 2016 race for the White House.

Higher Ed. by Gavin Newsom: California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom’s take on higher education, which the president is aiming to reform.

News & Politics by M. L. Johnson: Political news from red and blue states.

Cybersecurity: How safe are you? by CNN Money: The state of U.S. security on the web, an issue over which Republicans and Democrats appear likely to cooperate.

~GabyS is reading “Everything Seahawks! Superbowl Champions Edition

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The Week in Review: El Capitan Conquered

On Wednesday, Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson became the first individuals to reach the summit of El Capitan’s Dawn Wall, a vertical rock in Yosemite National Park, using just their hands and feet—no rope (other than for safety). They climbed 3,000 feet, 7,569 feet above sea level through long stretches of straight rock and storms. During the 19-day trek they slept in hanging tents, had food sent up to them and had to deal with bodily functions in curious ways.

Every year since 2009, Caldwell and Jorgeson have spent weeks and months in the fall and winter at the wall, practicing, scouting holds and visualizing their objective. For 36-year-old Caldwell it was a decade-old goal.

“From the outside it was starting to look like a Hemingway novel or something, an unresolvable quest,” Will Gadd, a mountain sports athlete who knows Caldwell, told The New York Times.

Caldwell and Jorgeson communicated with each other and observers through text messages and social media as they traversed the height of three Empire State Buildings. They used ropes and safety harnesses to catch themselves in case of a fall but relied entirely on their own strength, “grasping cracks as thin as razor blades and as small as dimes.”

“I think the larger audience conception is that we’re thrillseekers out there for an adrenaline rush,” Caldwell said. “We really aren’t at all. It’s about spending our lives in these beautiful places and forming these incredible bonds.”

The rock’s face was first climbed in 1958, but Warren Harding and Dean Caldwell became the first to conquer the Dawn Wall in 1970 with the help of ropes and rivets. Thousands have since criss-crossed the rock.

From the climbing enthusiasts to casual observers, Flipboard has a magazine for your interest level, or follow the “climbing” topic for a roundup of related articles.

The Climber – Climbing, Bouldering by alibaba roger: The latest rock climbing news.

Yosemite by Rohit Mordani: View the beauty of Yosemite, where Caldwell and Jorgeson achieved their goal.

The Shot by Flipboard Photo Editors: See images straight from the climb in Flipboard’s photo magazine.

Outdoor LIFE by Tyler Carter: Gear and survival info for the outdoor enthusiast.

Climbing Rock & Ice by MANvsROCK&SEA: Climbing tips and inspiration.

Mountain Biking For Beginners by Srichrich442: If climbing isn’t for you, there’s always mountain biking. Check out this beginner’s guide.

~GabyS is reading “Oscars 2015

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The Week in Review: CES Pushes the Innovation Envelope

Televisions with a curved display. 3D printed pizzas. High fashion wearables. An app that changes how you feel by delivering “neurosignaling waveforms to the brain.” A smart belt that automatically expands when you’ve eaten a bit too much. Self-driving cars. Washing machines that tackle two loads at once. Those were just some of the many inventions unveiled at The International Consumer Electronics Show this week (CES).

Reporters, executives, innovators and celebrities descended on Las Vegas. Some presented their latest inventions, while others were there to view the competition or report on the next big thing. In addition to the new gadgets, company heads and government officials made their own waves: Intel CEO Brian Krzanich announced a $300 million investment to “increase the representation of women and underrepresented minorities in the workplace and our industry.” FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler strongly endorsed net neutrality, rules that require all web traffic be treated equally, which is a highly partisan issue.

The CES trade show began in New York City in 1967, and has since grown from an event with 100 exhibitors to over 3,600 in 2014. Many of the products that became integral parts of daily life were originally seen at the annual gathering, including the compact disc player in 1981, high definition televisions in 1998, plasma TVs in 2001, Blu-Ray DVDs in 2003 and tablets in 2010.

See and read about the newest products—some of which might eventually become household names—in Flipboard magazines.

CES 2015 by thenewsdesk: News from all the comapnies at the annual trade show.

CES 2015 by OMD Worldwide: Live from Las Vegas with integrated communications agency OMD Worldwide‘s take on this year’s convention.

wearables by Stig Brostroem: See the latest wearables shown in Las Vegas and the evolution of the technology.

Drones & Robotics World 2015 by Peter Cobbe: View the most recent drones.

3D Print by Rajiv Kumar: We’ve seen 3D printed dresses, pizzas and legs. What else? Check it out.

Innovation and technology by Chris holloway: The announcements at CES fit into larger sphere of innovation and advancement.

~GabyS is reading “Golden Globes 2015

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What I’m Reading: “Trust Agent” Mario Sundar

As LinkedIn’s second PR hire, Mario Sundar’s official title was Senior Social Media Manager. But to Sundar, that didn’t accurately describe his main responsibility: to act as a trust agent for the go-to social network for professionals.

What that meant was finding a way to connect with over 250 million LinkedIn users while still behaving like an actual human being—a respectful, sincere and inquisitive one. And for six years he made good on that premise, winning acolytes for his grasp of social media and the natural charisma that helped endear the LinkedIn brand to some of the world’s most powerful business leaders.

Today, Sundar is helping other companies do the exact same thing in his role as a consultant for 500 Startups, a seed fund and startup accelerator. On Quora—a beloved question and answer site—Sundar’s natural curiosity shines as he poses questions, gives answers and follows thought-provoking topics. But where does he get a lot of his information? Yup, Flipboard. So we asked him, “What are you reading?”

I use Flipboard primarily on my iPhone; it’s a visual treat on my iPhone 6+ and is probably my go-to “magazine of record,” if you will. I had to delete other news apps once you guys released the latest version of your app with topic categories.

I fell in love with Flipboard the day you guys launched, but finding topics way back then was a little more challenging. I found a quick way to fix that by using my curated Twitter lists (tech and magazines) to use Flipboard’s impeccable magazine display skills. I still have those magazines, but your own curation has so vastly improved that it impresses me each time.

The signals I provide you guys with—my “likes” to the articles and the option to “show me less like this”—truly makes a huge difference to my daily morning news habits.

I’m very particular with keeping the signal as high as possible and only subscribe to very specific individuals who have a high-signal value. For example, Evan Doll and Mike McCue are both very careful about the must-read articles they share. Same with magazines: I follow the ones I subscribe to on my iPad (GQ, Esquire). This way I know when I open my Flipboard I’m always gonna find something interesting and tuned to my tastes.

In addition, I love curating my own magazines. I figured I’d focus on just three topics with high signal. My favorites include “The Daily Tech” and “Popcorn.” Given my role in technology (LinkedIn’s second PR person and living in the heart of Silicon Valley at a time of massive disruption), I find Flipboard gives me an opportunity to curate the latest breaking news in technology, which primarily originates around where I live [in Silicon Valley]. “Popcorn” is my attempt to share my interests in the art and film to a wider audience on Flipboard. Thanks to being featured, both magazines have had massive interest. Every “like” or view gives me the focus to continue sharing what I find fascinating.

~ShonaS is curating “Proof of Experience”

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On the Red Couch with Author Julia Alvarez

When learning a new language, it’s important to watch what you say —especially if forced to flee your homeland under the threat of death.

A way with words is partly what made Julia Alvarez a writer. But as with many storytellers, the drama of her own life demanded attention. At 10-years-old, Alvarez and her family escaped their native Dominican Republic just as the regime of dictator Rafael Trujillo oversaw the murder of more than 50,000 Dominicans and neighboring Haitians.

Alvarez turned to writing not just to explain what happened, but to understand and build awareness. In early 1960’s New York—a time and place Alvarez describes as “magical”— she was an outsider. Seeing both the United States and the Dominican Republic from a distance gave Alvarez the perspective necessary to write books like How The Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents and the autobiographical Once Upon a Quinceañera: Coming of Age in the USA.

The latest interviewee in our iBooks author series, Alvarez spoke with us about her responsibilities as a writer, living with a big family and how she’s helped transform a tragedy into a celebration with the Border of Lights, a collective commemorating the Parsley Massacre of 1937.

You were born in New York but lived in the Dominican Republic until you were 10, fleeing for political reasons. What do you remember most vividly from your childhood?
People are always saying to me, “Oh my God, you lived in a dictatorship where people were being disappeared and killed!” But I was cushioned by a loving, interesting, crazy family. My father was the last of 25 legitimate kids. When you have a family that big, you have diversity.

What I remember most about my childhood was that there was always a hand to hold. If your mommy was upset with you, there were a dozen other aunts. If one of your aunts didn’t want to tell you a story, there were a dozen more who did. There was the aunt who knew all about orchids, or who knew how to sew, or the one who had a beautiful voice.

I could sense something was wrong, but I just thought it was normal. Sometimes someone would disappear, and I would ask, “where’s tio so-and-so?” And I’d be told, “You can’t talk about that.” I picked up tension from the grownups. When you’re a kid, you think grownups are weird, so I didn’t know what was going on.

And then we were rushed to the United States. We had to take everything in a little suitcase. We were so excited. But something was off. It was only when we came—and not immediately—that I became aware. Amazingly, ironically, it was an idyllic childhood. Perfect for a writer, really.

What did you pack in your suitcase when you fled?
It was packed for me by my mother. We were allowed to take one toy. In How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, there’s a scene where the girls have to pick one toy. Years later, my sisters said, “You’ve written this book about us!” The reason I even wrote that scene is because I can’t remember what I took. This is what fiction writers sometimes do. There are these holes in your mind that you can’t understand, and so fiction is a way of making meaning of that moment.

What was it like landing in the U.S.? What adjustments did you have to make?
It was strange. It was August 1960 in New York City. We’d lived in a rural country [in the Dominican Republic], and here the air smelled differently. Everything seemed to work by witchcraft. You stepped in front of a door and it opened. Stairs took you upstairs and you didn’t have to climb. Skyscrapers, elevators—you went in a store and there were dozens upon dozens of options for cereal, not just for you, but also your pet! It was mindblowing.

People would yell things, mean things—boys in the playground would yell, “Spic! Spic!” and I would go home to my mother and say, “What are they saying?” and she’d say “Oh, they’re telling you to speak!” I think she knew and she wanted to turn it into this loving thing. It was shocking to go from this loving atmosphere to this place where people didn’t want me to be there.

I didn’t do well in school. I was bored. Luckily, I had a wonderful teacher who must have seen something in me. The teachers in the Dominican Republic complained I didn’t pay attention. But they didn’t know that whenever any aunt said, “Once upon a time…” I became glued to the storyteller. This teacher must have sensed that, and she took me to the library and I got involved in the world of the imagination.

I realized that’s where I wanted to live—not to where we’d come, this land of opportunity, but in books. It was the world of true democracy. You could be rich, poor, a girl, whatever, and all you had to do was read and it was your world. That’s where I wanted my citizenship.

How did you find your voice as a writer?
I first came across the canon—mostly British, mostly American, mostly male (I can’t remember reading a black writer till grad school)—and I had to reeducate myself. After I got out of college and started writing, I thought that to be an American writer, I had to sound this way—like Milton, Shakespeare, Yeats or Dylan Thomas—and then I realized I couldn’t.

It wasn’t until I read Maxine Hong Kingston when I thought, “My God! This is a Chinese-American woman in Sacramento, but I relate to this!” A lot of Latina writers credit that book because it opened the gates for us. It said our experience is valid. You don’t have to write about Aunt Rose, you can write about Tia Rosa. It’s important when you’re a young reader to see that your story contributes to the great, big ‘C’ of ‘Culture.’

You’re often heralded as one of the top Latina writers working today. What joys and burdens does that title bring?
What I want is to create something where the reader has a relationship to the text, not me. In our culture there’s a celebrity thirst. People want access to you. Now with the internet, oh my gosh! Social media! The access can come not just from your little neighborhood, but from people who heard you talk somewhere. That’s one of the burdens—to remember what you’re offering, and to stay true to that, and stay focused.

When you come from an ethnic group, you feel a responsibility because you know you’re coming from a demographic where very few people have that same opportunity. With your credibility, you can now say or represent things that might inspire someone to not drop out of school, or not give up on their dream.

We’re not just writers. We come out of a community and history. You pay back those things by practicing your calling. We also feel compelled to give back in more immediate ways. I love the quote by Toni Morrison: “The function of freedom is to free someone else.”

When you’re a writer, you’re doing it through your work and exercising the muscles of compassion, but also [through] your presence and example. I would call it a responsibility instead of a burden.

Can you tell me a little bit about Border of Lights, your collective bridging the Dominican and Haitian communities? Why is that important to you?
We hold anniversaries where we gather at the border and have a vigil, music, poetry and dance. And we light up the border with a collaborative project in which Haitians and Dominicans participate. The first year we cleaned parks on both sides of the border. Last year we fed over 250 kids at an orphanage in Haiti.

So why is this important? Because the governments aren’t doing anything. What do these gestures mean? They mean that we need each other to survive. We’re part of a little island. We’re part of a little globe. And what we’re hoping is that this could be a model for how people themselves can “change the imagination of change,” to quote Rebecca Solnit, a wonderful environmental writer who wrote a beautiful book called Hope in the Dark.

She says that we have to tell the new stories that connect us. We bring our energy and inspiration, and we can seed the ground with these little seeds. And then we can help nurture them to grow. What else can we do?

~ShonaS is curating “Proof of Experience”

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2014: The Year in Magazines

We’ve already covered the year in news, but what about the year in street style, meditation, Super Bowl commercials or a certain viral podcast? Look no further than Flipboard’s wondrous community of MagMakers to see enthusiasts around the world flip, flip, flipping stories about subjects near and dear to their hearts (and fingertips).

There are millions of magazines on Flipboard, covering everything from mesmerizing GIFs to mouthwatering desserts and stunning astrophotography. Flip through 2014’s most followed and reflipped magazines (in no particular order) to sense how diverse this community is. It’s been an honor to get to know some of you more deeply through profiles in our MagMaker blog.

It’s also been fascinating to see which stories compelled you to act—that is, to share with friends, like, comment or re-flip into your own magazines. These articles are dominated by self-improvement themes like productivity tips, happiness hacks, workouts, and books to enrich your life. Tech stories and things that might inspire a smile also resonate.

Our MagMakers have no shortage of admirers among Flipboard employees. We collect our favorite magazines all year-long in the #MagsWeLove “metazine,” and we also revealed the mags we just couldn’t live without in 2014 in a recent blog post. You can always share your magazine must-reads with us using #MagsWeLove on Twitter.

Thank you for reading, flipping and sharing!

Happy New Year!
~The Flipboard Team

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#MagsWeLove: Staff Picks Edition

At Flipboard, we love to read on the job. In fact, we’re encouraged. No matter the department, we’ve each got our own favorite reader-curated magazines that inspire and educate us every day. Here are the magazines some of us just couldn’t live without this year.

Xiang Ling – Design

Manly Man Main Courses: Even as a little lady, I love this magazine, literally everything about it—not just the content, but also the title and the description.

Deema Tamimi – Product Marketing

Bionic City: Full of the kind of wonders you thought you could only dream up. Before reading this magazine, I had no idea that biology and science could be so cool and so well-integrated into urban landscapes. Today I read about luminescent forests and glow-in-the-dark buildings. I can’t wait to see what Melissa flips in next!

Mike McCue – Co-Founder/CEO

The Maritime: Terrific news and photos of major maritime happenings.

Middle East News For the Perplexed: Great collection of news from around the Middle East from all perspectives.

Life Behind Glass: Great magazine for photographers by a photographer.

Yasuko Kato – Curation

Animal Gif Anime: When I need a break from work, this is definitely my go-to. Curator @rock_zo is one of the power users in Japan who collects hilarious pictures from multiple sources. This funny and silly animal magazine gives me great “work break” moments.

Cecily Mak – Legal

Betterment: Always great content about how to better life/myself/health without being cheesy. Curated by the best!

Didier Hilhorst – Design

Leica Magic: All about the Leica M and Leica. Great high quality articles and visuals.

Superflat: Great art—super visual.

Jason Pearson – Support

The Silent Mind: I’m a yoga and meditation geek, and Fabio’s magazine always has great stories for me.

Old Hollywood Murders, Scandals, Secrets & Crimes: I randomly stumbled upon this magazine about the seedy underbelly of LA, and the historian in me can’t stop checking in. It’s like vintage “Unsolved Mysteries” on my Flipboard.

Marci McCue – Content & Communications

Academy Thoughts: Educators are tasked with teaching kids and adults around the world while also keeping up with advancements in how to teach. I love this magazine because I not only admire its purpose but also because I always learn something new—it’s just super inspiring to read.

Mia Quagliarello – Curation

All Basses Covered: I like to say that “my heartbeat has a bassline”—I so love beat- and bass-heavy music. This magazine is always one step ahead when it comes to covering the funkiest, coolest, forward-looking music.

Marcos Weskamp – Design

Woodworking: Notes, tips and ideas on the craft of woodworking. If you are into learning how to work with wood, this is a must read.

Julie Henehan – Advertising

Serial: This magazine keeps me up to date on the latest developments with my new podcast obsession, Serial. I enjoy not only the news about Adnan Syed, but also the parody articles that joke about the phenomenon this weekly podcast has become.

Jenn De La Vega – Community

The Tipperary Butcher: I’m an avid cook and my favorite thing to do is cook large amounts of meat for my friends, preferably pork. I was happy to find an active source of off-cuts, wine pairings and basic butchering techniques in this magazine. Not for the faint of heart or…vegetarians.

Shona Sanzgiri – Curation

Semiotics: Decoding Culture and Society: Looking for a sign? Go outside and you’ll probably see a couple dozen by lunch. This magazine is all about the study of the signs and symbols we see on a daily basis, and have come to ignore. From bus ads to construction signs, semiotics makes the mundane meaningful.

Carolyn Weyforth-Glanville – Brand Evangelist

50 Years of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Takes me back to my childhood!

Michele Calhoun – Advertising

The Future of Content: It’s got great, thoughtful articles around innovation in marketing—in particular, content marketing and social. It’s updated regularly and always feels fresh. I often use it to send to my clients as a useful tool for their business.

Beast Fitness: I use this magazine as a source of curation for my own workout mag. I like it because it’s unexpected and a deviation from the mainstream fitness/workout content I typically come across (and sexist or not, that’s generally geared at women). It’s more weightlifting/strength training content from blogs and other sources I wouldn’t normally access and I always find something useful for my personal workouts.

~The Flipboard Team

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