#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.