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NCAA Final 4: This One’s for Kevin 
Lion in Winter 
 Yes We Cannabis
When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED | April 8 VOGUE | April FORTUNE | April 8 ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY | April 12
After suffering perhaps the most horrific sports injury ever televised, Kevin Ware showed us what it means to be a teammate. Learn how he motivated his team to focus on the task at hand: The quest for a third national title. Still a maverick at 82, Mikhail Gorbachec talks to Evgeny Lebedev about Putin’s Russia, his own legacy, and Raisa – the wife he loved and lost. Galvanized by relaxed marijuana laws, investors and entrepreneurs are firing up a new industry. Which companies are going to rise to the top? The year was 1993 and Jurassic Park scared the bejesus out of moviegoers everywhere. Here, Steven Spielberg and the cast and crew relive making a megahit – and spawning a digital revolution.

NATIONAL MAGAZINE AWARDS 2013 FINALISTS This week The American Society of Magazine Editors announced the National Magazine Awards 2013 finalists. We are proud to say a total of 22 magazines from the Next Issue catalog are among the finalists. Here are four finalist articles you may want to read – and with Next Issue’s unlimited back issue access, you can. Congratulations to all finalists – you can check them out here.
Marriage: The Most Important, Least Discussed Institution You’ll Ever Be a Part Of
Women and Time: Setting a New Agenda
The Throwaways 
Wanted: 10 Days with Kim Dotcom
 GQ   | May, 2012 REAL SIMPLE | April, 2012 THE NEW YORKER | September 3, 2012 WIRED | November, 2012
It’s the most important, least discussed institution you’ll ever be a part of. See what happens after you say “I do.” Got a minute? No, we know you don’t. Check out this groundbreaking survey to learn how we spend (er, squander) our time, along with real-world advice for feeling less crunched. In exchange for leniency, young offenders were enlisted as confidential informants. But the work was high-risk, largely unregulated, and sometimes fatal. A hero? Or a pirate? Learn how mega-hacker Kim Dotcom outsmarted the FBI and Hollywood to become the most hunted man on the Internet.

READY FOR AN INTERNATIONAL GET-AWAY?   
The New Mediterranean 
Seven Continents, Seven Trips of a Lifetime
  
Grand Tour of Asia
Your Next Adventure Starts Here (And Now)  
ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST  | May  TOWN & COUNTRY  | April CONDE NAST TRAVELER  | April MEN’S JOURNAL  | May
From Greece to Sicily to the Balearic Islands, discover six enticing spots to visit for a holiday that combines sun, sea, culture, and glamour. From camping at the South Pole to planning a Middle East treasure hunt, here are seven ways to see the world. Here’s the ultimate insider guide, day-by-day, step-by-step plan for a 12 country, 45 day Asian odyssey. Adventure shouldn’t always require hardcore training or high-tech gear. Check out these eight trips from all over the globe. They are as epic as they are easy to pull off.

 


IT’S TIME TO DIY   
Timber-Frame Mailbox Post
Take Another Look at Decoupage 
Build a Three-Tiered Side Table
I Did It!   
WOOD | April  HGTV MAGAZINE | May THIS OLD HOUSE | May BHG | April
Here’s a way to try your hand at timber framing without having to build something as large as a barn or pergola. Grab a mallet and some sharp chisels, and get to work. Old craft, fresh projects. All you need to get started: A brush plus Mod Podge.      It holds much more than a reading lamp and takes less time to make than shopping for a look-alike. Build this handy side table on a lazy Sunday morning. As a licensed bus driver, Angela Smith came up with the coolest idea to give customers a fun, easy way to shop her refurbished finds.

NEW RELEASES 
Food and Wine
Parents
 Essence 
Car and Driver
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