This has been a very exciting week at Next Issue. We released our iPhone app (complements the tablet experience perfectly), updated our Android app to support HD and HDX devices (attn: Nexus 10 and Nexus 7 2nd generation owners), AND it was Halloween.
Oh, and you should meet our CEO, Morgan Guenther, former president of TiVo, hardcore surfer, and the man who is disrupting magazines. He’s a pretty neat guy. We like him.
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Next Issue Picks
100 Best New Home Products 2013
Nine pages of ingenious, hard-working, truly useful products to make do-it-yourself jobs easier. Solutions for the kitchen and bath, tools, home tech, outdoor living, building products, and finishing touches—plus the latest must-have apps.
The U.S. and Cuba are like two people who’ve gone through a traumatic divorce: betrayal, property disputes, antagonism. And now the two former lovers have settled into a long, cold silence. Could golf help act as a post-breakup counselor? Fascinating story about the beautiful people of Cuba, poverty, nostalgia, food and much more.
TEOTWAWKI* Cheat Sheet
*The End of the World as We Know It. The apocalypse is coming, and here are the 10 video games that have taught us the survival secrets we’ll need to know to triumphantly lick our way to the chocolaty salvation at the center of the Tootsie Roll Pop that is the End of the World.
The Rich Get Richer
Guess who tops the list? This year’s top 100 billionaires own discount supermarkets and luxury brands, oil refineries and cement factories. They span the decades from millennial Mark Zuckerberg to 93-year-old Karl Albrecht. Read more about them in the profiles that follow, like “Gambling Man” and “Upwardly Mobile.”
Plan an Extraordinary Thanksgiving
Vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free, this issue offers endless possibilities to design your ideal meatless holiday menu. Pick a menu and follow it to the letter, or use one as a jumping-off point and mix and match to your heart’s content. Plus, veg-friendly wines to match.
The Thanksgiving 55
Simple tips, twists, and tactics from some of the best cooks F&W knows: chef Maria Helm Sinskey of Robert Sinskey Vineyards in Napa, California; pastry chef Sarah Jordan of Chicago’s Boka; and their own Test Kitchen geniuses.
25 Ways to Reinvent Your Thanksgiving
No disrespect to Mom’s stuffing, but what if this year you were to introduce a few twists to your Thanksgiving? Maybe add some duck fat. Dabble with “Friendsgiving.” Even spice up your bird. Tradition can evolve. (Just don’t lose the mashed potatoes.)
What Are You Cooking for Thanksgiving: Day 2
Don’t know what to do with your Thanksgiving feast on Day 2? Here are the recipes (and nifty storage and reheating tips) to guarantee that your leftovers never get old.
Stuff For the Ultimate Man
Xbox One vs. PS4
The next generation of game consoles is finally upon us. Here’s a look at the most important things we know about Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PlayStation 4, both slated for November release. Compare with the review in Geek.
Best in Class: The Wish List
The best gifts are ones made with passion and pride, which generally means that they’ve been made with the company founder close at hand. Any or all of these four innovative products would make great presents for the people on your holiday list. Or, just keep them for yourself.
Project Upgrade: Tom Ford Edition
There’s a reason Justin Timberlake, Jay Z, and Brad Pitt all turn to one man when it’s time to suit up: Tom Ford has the art of elevated style down to a science. Five regular Londoners went through Tom’s move-star-making machine. Here, the secret formulas so you can use them too.
Shimmy, Shimmy, Pow!
Most credit the trend of big, articulated flies to Kelly Galloup, author of “Modern Streamers for Trophy Trout.” Now, a cult of cutting-edge fly-tiers is running with the ginormo-streamer craze. The question is: Are you man enough to tie one on?
Perfect Your Craft
5 Ways to Supercharge Your Compositions
A snapshot shows the world what your camera sees, but a thoughtfully composed photograph shows the world what you see. Here, five techniques for making pictures of natural subjects.
Lost Art: Zen and the Art of the Oil Change
When the earth was young, car guys changed their own oil. We still do these things because caring about a car and laying your hands on it not only changes your relationship with the car, it changes your relationship with yourself.
Fix Your Swing in the Gym
If you keep hitting the same bad shot over and over, there’s a good chance your body is preventing your from fixing the problem. These exercises can cure your misses.
Work Small Parts Safely
When cutting and shaping petite pieces, regardless of what tool you use, one universal rule applies: Keep your fingers a safe distance from the machine’s cutting edges. Not only will your digits thank you, you’ll also improve accuracy by better controlling your workpiece during the cut. Here’s how.