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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 …

5 Fashion-Forward Magazines on Wearable Technology

We may not have our flying cars yet, but we’re not far off from futuristic and glamorous gadgets. Today, ultra-smart electronics talk back to us and soon our shoes will lace themselves. Interactive fashion will be able to monitor our health, make us look pretty cool and make our lives easier.<p>Here …

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 …

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.<p>Analysts and experts are predicting a close game …

On the Red Couch with Art Director/Style Writer Olga Montserrat

<i>What makes a great style blog? Charisma, personality and perspective—those things help to separate “style” from “fashion” and blogs from catalogs. Olga Montserrat knows this well. She balances panache and irreverence on her blog, 12:04, which gained notice from the likes of Barney’s, Refinery29 and</i> …

Off the Runway: 5 Magazines for Everyday Style

Secret’s out: the real fun at New York’s Fashion Week is far from the runway. Each season, the sidewalks swarm with the city’s most photogenic bloggers, editors and models. From Milk Studios to Midtown, it’s a sight to behold—and you don’t even need an invite.<p>Alongside street style shots from The …

Spotlight: Pocket Marketing Manager Simran Thadani

(Photo credit: Christopher Stark)<p><b>My name is</b> Simran Thadani, and I’m part of the team at Pocket. My work in Marketing connects me to our user community, to the apps we make with pride and love, and to all the great content flowing through our platform: the stories, videos, blog posts, news pieces …

On the Red Couch with New York Times Digital Editor Shreeya Sinha

<i>What motivates a journalist? For Shreeya Sinha, it was the desire to bring context and narrative to current events. While majoring in international relations at Brandeis University, Sinha went to the West Bank to study the socio-economic impact of the Middle East conflict. Turning toward the war’s</i> …

The Week in Review: Year of the Goat (or Sheep or Ram)

Hundreds of millions of people celebrated Chinese New Year this week and will continue to over the next month, in Asia and around the world. The most important festival of the year in China, which was first celebrated in the 14th century B.C., begins on the second new moon after the winter solstice …

How to Turn a Magazine Into a Valentine’s Day “Card”

Got someone who’s always on your mind? Make them a magazine this Valentine’s Day. It’s a one-of-a-kind “card” that the object of your affections can follow and enjoy anywhere. And anytime you add to it, your sweetheart will get a notification and think of you! Here are a few ways to flip yourself …

5 Magazines for Black History Month

As February comes to a close, so does Black History Month. Even though 28 (sometimes 29) days is too short, BHM serves as a way to remind us of the many achievements of African-Americans, and underscore how much work remains in the name of equality. Like Grantland’s Rembert Browne noted, it’s a …

Get Lost in These 5 Cartography Magazines

In the age of smart devices, it’s getting easier to find your way around with GPS and map apps. Map-reading becomes a handy skill when you don’t have access to the Internet. Hundreds of years of cartography and intrepid navigation yielded the very first maps, which were representations of land or …

What Worked: Woodford Reserve’s Craft Bourbon

Bourbon is a distinctively American spirit—and nearly as old as the spirit of America itself. Woodford Reserve, which began as a father-son operation in the 1780s, deep in the heart of Kentucky, is recognized as the birthplace of bourbon. But while it is the oldest bourbon distillery in operation, …

5 Magazines to Make History Come Alive

The word “history” is Greek for inquiry, which is knowledge acquired by investigation of the past. Scholars interpret this information and study how it relates to humans. Long, narrative accounts of events can get rather boring, but with Flipboard you can read about various perspectives you …

The Week in Review: Net Neutrality Rules Pass

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted for new rules Thursday that will regulate broadband Internet as a public utility for the first time. The five-member commission voted along party lines to ensure content is not blocked on the Web and that media companies cannot speed up the Internet …

The Week in Review: Apple Watch Revealed

Apple unveiled details of the long-awaited Apple Watch, along with other product announcements and updates, during an event on Monday.<p>The watch, which will ship on April 24, will come in three different versions. The Apple Watch Sport is the least expensive and comes with a plastic band, while the …

Dazed Sets the Cultural Agenda, on Flipboard

The monthly British style magazine Dazed—known until 2014 as Dazed & Confused—was founded in 1991 by Jefferson Hack and fashion photographer Rankin. Both students at the London College of Printing, they parlayed a hunger for knowing who’s hot and what’s cool into a must-read for anyone tracking …

Your Flipboard Guide to Surviving SXSW

The 2015 edition of South by Southwest conference and festivals kick off this Friday in Austin, TX. SXSW is part professional development, part creative outlet and a lot of party. Attendees this year can look forward to an opening night documentary about Russell Brand, Snoop Dogg‘s keynote address …

On the Red Couch: University of California President Janet Napolitano

Janet Napolitano left her role as secretary of Homeland Security under President Barack Obama almost two years ago to become the president of the University of California. Although she is out of Washington, D.C., the former Democratic governor of Arizona said she still has her “ear on the ground” …

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The Week in Review: March Madness Gets Underway

Sixty-eight schools. An estimated 70 million tournament brackets completed. More than $1.15 billion in advertising. It must be March Madness, the period after football season and before baseball season, when NCAA Division I Basketball teams compete for the championship.<p>For more than two weeks the …

Campaign 2016 Begins: Ted Cruz Enters the White House Race

Sen. Ted Cruz became the first major Republican candidate to enter the race for the White House on Monday. In a speech at Liberty University, the GOP firebrand described his personal history in detail and set the conservative tone for his campaign.<p>“I believe in you. I believe in the power of …

In the Classroom with AP Econ Teacher & College Counsellor Michael Brody

Imagine that moment when a student “gets it”—the lightbulb goes off and (s)he understands hard concepts for the first time. Real-world examples can help illuminate complex ideas in memorable ways, and that’s the goal of most of the articles in Michael Brody‘s Flipboard magazine, <b>Things AP Econ</b> …

The Week in Review: Jolie’s Choice Sparks Health Conversation

Actress, filmmaker and activist Angelina Jolie Pitt opened up this week about her decision to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes as a preventive measure, in an op-ed in The New York Times, setting off a national conversation about health.<p>Jolie Pitt lost her grandmother, mother and aunt to …

Collect Stories Privately With Friends or Colleagues

With today’s release, there’s an exciting new way for people with shared interests to unite on Flipboard: private group magazines. Now you can collect stories together, and comment on them, in a closed setting.<p>The uses for private group magazines are far and wide (and we’re sure we’re not even …

Ring, Ring! Dial Up to Get Flipboard Delivered to Your Ear

With Flipboard already on mobile, the Web and (soon) the Watch, what’s next? Today, we’re excited to reveal the final frontier: the FlipPhone. Now you can call 1-248-206-FLIP to get your personal magazine read to you over the phone.<p>Finally, there’s a safe way to use Flipboard while you’re driving …

Spotlight: Maclean’s Online Editor and Journalist Lindsey Wiebe

<b>My name is</b> Lindsey Wiebe and I’m a digital journalist and associate online editor at Macleans.ca, a Canadian national news magazine. <b>My love of</b> writing led me to journalism, and my fascination with media’s evolution in a digital world has kept me there through a period of amazing change.<p><b>I use</b> …