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People Celebrates ‘Most Beautiful’ Issue with Creepy Photos

People’s “World’s Most Beautiful” issue hits newsstands April 25, and to celebrate, the magazine photoshopped celebrities hanging out with their younger selves. Go ahead and click through. If you like disturbing pictures, that is.

The editor who thought of this idea should probably take a week off and think things over. Just get away from it all, you know? Head to Key West or somewhere tropical, enjoy the sun and a Mai Tai or 10, and just contemplate life.

Because once the editor comes back, he or she cannot do the photoshop thing again. It’s creepy and weird.

Especially Jennifer Lopez’s pictures, because she apparently has not aged since 1990. We’d suggest staying away from her. Something is not right with that woman.

[Image: s_bukley / Shutterstock.com]

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Smithsonian Goes Celebrity Route

Patrick Stewart GSmithsonian’s May issue is going to be different than any in its 44-year history. The New York Post reports that Internet darling Patrick Stewart will grace Smithsonian’s cover, marking the first time a celebrity has appeared on the title’s front.

The 73-year-old actor will also make an appearance at Smithsonian’s “The Future Is Here Festival,” a science centric conference that starts May 16.

Michael Caruso, Smithsonian’s editor since 2011, told the Post that while the Stewart cover is an abrupt change, “We won’t be doing celebs every issue.” Sorry, LeVar Burton.

Nina Willdorf Named Editor of All You

Nina Willdorf has been promoted from executive editor of All You to editor. Willdorf had been executive editor of the title since May of 2012.

Prior to joining All You, Willdorf served as Budget Travel’s editor. Her work has appeared in magazines such as Glamour, New York, and Real Simple.

“Having played such a key creative role in reimagining All You on its numerous multi-media platforms, Nina is the ideal person to lead All You as it embarks on a period of rapid growth and innovation,” said Time Inc. group editor, Clare McHugh, in a statement. “I’m thrilled for Nina and even more thrilled for the brand.”

Willdorf will continue to report to McHugh.

Lake Bell AND Tom Hardy Go Topless for Esquire

It’s not quite on the level of Billie Jean King vs. Bobby Riggs (a 1973 battle-of-the-sexes milestone that is about to get the Hollywood treatment). However, the May cover of Esquire does offer a fun he-shed, she-shed echo of our weekly Cover Battle.

In one cheeky corner, we have Lake Bell… And in the other, dual-cover cheeky corner, there is Tom Hardy:

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Pitch Your Personal Essay to Marie Claire‘s Relationship Section

Personal-EssayIn our latest Journalism Advice column, we’ve got the second round of our Personal Essay Markets (see Part I here). If you’ve got a fascinating relationship story to tell, send it to Marie Claire. This is just one of the 15 markets we’ve compiled:

Marie Claire — “Love + Sex”
Marie Claire‘s “Love + Sex” section is looking for “strong, literary writing and non-formulaic essays based on compelling personal stories about the ways that smart, empowered women are navigating relationships and romance, heartbreak and sexuality, partnership and singlehood,” said editor Whitney Joiner.
Length: 1,000-1,500
Pay: $2 a word
Assigning editor: Whitney Joiner, WJOINER at HEARST dot COM
Joiner’s advice: “I’m happy to review either pitches or full submissions. Writers should definitely review past issues to get a sense of our style.”

To find out what other pubs are looking for, read: Personal Essay Markets, Part II.

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Field & Stream Features Woman on Cover for First Time in 30 Years

Field & Stream’s May cover features something quite unexpected from the title: A woman. Eva Shockey, co-star of the Outdoor Channel’s Jim Shockey’s Hunting Adventures, is the first solo female to appear on the cover of Field & Stream since 1976.

Shockey is also only the second woman to grace the cover of Field & Stream in its 119-year history. The first? Why Queen Elizabeth, of course.

In January of 1976, the Queen and her hunting dogs appeared on the cover of the magazine. Feel free to use this bit of trivia to either wow or annoy your friends.

OnEarth Magazine is Going All-Digital

From a perch on West 20th Street and the principles of an editorial mandate independent of 501(c)3 publishing parent the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), OnEarth magazine has been since 1979 at the forefront of environmental journalism. Per a note to readers from EIC Douglas S. Barach and online editor Scott Dodd, there is about to be a big change.

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In lieu of a quarterly hard-copy magazine, starting this fall – after the mailing of the Summer Issue – OnEarth will switch to a monthly digital magazine and daily Web coverage. From the reader’s note:

We remain committed to publishing powerful, engaging stories in bold new ways that we believe can reach more readers than ever. And we think the most effective way to do that is through innovative digital formats that don’t require spending a huge chunk of our budget on paper, postage and printing — a change that seems only appropriate for a publication dedicated to preserving earth’s resources…

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Danny Seo Magazine Contract Stipulates: He Will Not Be on the Cover

DannySeoPicGreen movement champion (a.k.a. “environmental lifestyle expert”) Danny Seo is our new, newsstand hero.

Per a report by Keith J. Kelly, Seo has a new magazine in the works, with the initial issue set for July. But unlike the Martha Stewart‘s and Oprah Winfrey‘s of this niche world, his monthly publication comes with a newsstand-environment-friendly caveat:

“I contractually said I will not be on the cover,” Seo told Media Ink. Seo expects to do split covers on the first issue. One will likely feature a still-life shot of a dairy-free “vegan ice cream,” the other will likely feature actress Ali Larter, the former Heroes star who is cast in a new TNT drama, Legends.

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Sports Illustrated to Shoot Next Cover at Boston Marathon Finish Line

This is pretty cool: Sports Illustrated is inviting Boston residents to be part of its next cover shoot. The magazine will be conducting the shoot this Saturday at 7:00 am, on the corner of Boylston and Dartmouth, the finish line of the 2014 Boston Marathon.

The SI cover will hit newsstands April 16, one day after the year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing. The 2014 Boston Marathon will take place on April 21.

The magazine is encouraging people who come to the shoot to wear Boston-centric clothing. Boston first responders and Mayor Marty Walsh will also be part of the event.

“Boston Strong is a story about people, ordinary people doing extraordinary things, ordinary people doing ordinary things,” said the magazine’s managing editor, Chris Stone. “SI’s creative director, Chris Hercik, believed the best way to tell this story a year later was to bring all those people, or as many as possible, into a single photo at the finish line. If you look at last year’s cover photo, you see all that empty space all the way down Boylston Street filled by smoke and that backdrop of chaos and destruction. This year’s photo fills those spaces with the Bostonians who wrote the Boston Strong story.”

Rupert Murdoch: NY Post ‘Likely’ Going All Digital in 10 Years

Rupert Murdoch has finally opened up. The 83-year-old media mogul sat down with Fortune and discussed his divorce from Wendi Deng; how he convinced Lachlan Murdoch to come back to News Corp. (“It was a question of how we would work together”); Hillary Clinton as the next President (“We have to live with who we get”); and more. But the section that stood out to us was Murdoch saying the New York Post is on its way to becoming an all digital publication.

Murdoch was asked why he kept the Post going, but he didn’t really answer at first. Instead he simply confirmed that yes, the paper had lost about $40 million in 2012. Then, after being prodded again, Murdoch replied, ”We’re looking at various plans for the Post. We are working very hard on the digital edition.”

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