2014 brought its share of ups and downs on the world stage. Through it all, we looked to our favorite magazines to break the news, go in-depth, and present the most beautiful and eye-opening photography.
Explore four top events of the year, along with some of the best stories that led us through them. Thanks to back issue access, you can re-read, remember, and catch up on everything inside the Next Issue app.
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The Winter Olympics XXII brought us #SochiProblems, and plenty of athletic glory
Sochi Olympics Preview
Before the games, ESPN broke down the techniques of six medal hopefuls representing Team USA.
Letter from Sochi: Patriot Games
The New Yorker illuminated Vladimir Putin’s past, and the Olympics he celebrated as a marker of national prestige.
We promised stunning photography! Sportsnet presented the best “on ice” photos from the Winter Games.
Olympic Wrapup: Near Future
18-year old Mikaela Shiffrin earned the first U.S. gold in women’s slalom since 1972.
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 left us all wondering how an airplane can simply disappear
Faces of Flight 370
As the search for the vanished jet with 239 people aboard continued, family and friends shared stories of their loved ones.
Without A Trace
Maclean’s presents the alarming truth about how easy it is to lose an airliner.
Into Thin Air
In an era of GPS and Google Maps, how does a jet plane disappear?
How We'll Stop Planes from Vanishing
When flight 370 disappeared in March, the world became aware of the limitations in aircraft surveillance.
The world paid tribute to the comedic genius of Robin Williams
Robin Williams, A Life Remembered
EW looked back on the legacy of a comedy legend.
HELLO! Canada paid special tribute to the late movie star, comedy legend, and devoted family man.
Robin Williams (1951 - 2014)
People remembered a comic virtuoso who put smiles on all of our faces.
Rolling Stone chronicled the triumphant life and painful final days of a comedic genius, featuring a heartwarming tribute by Tom Hanks.
The shooting of Michael Brown brought continued unrest to the town of Ferguson, Missouri
Race, Class, And the Future of Ferguson
Decades of political and economic fragmentation only stoked Ferguson’s rage.
The Tragedy of Ferguson
The shooting death of Michael Brown and the violence that followed only made Ferguson’s problems worse.
Race to the Bottom
The riots in Ferguson drew all kinds of outside agitators. They didn’t all get along. But they had common cause.