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The Best Things We Read on the Internet This Week: James Baldwin’s Poetry, Remembering Maggie Estep

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Listicles, tweets, your ex’s Facebook status, picture of dogs wearing costumes — the Internet offers no shortage of entertaining stuff to look at. But there’s plenty of substantial writing out there, too, the pieces you spend a few minutes reading and a long time thinking about after you’ve closed the tab. In this weekly feature, Flavorwire shares the best of that category. This edition includes a tribute to the late writer Maggie Estep, poetry by James Baldwin, and much more.
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The 35 Best Magazine Covers Without Celebrities

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The New York Times recently reported that movie stars aren’t selling magazines anymore. The article describes how covers featuring pop stars like Lady Gaga sell more issues than covers with famous actresses, but magazines with Taylor Swift have a terrible track record of sales. It’s hard to pinpoint what’s responsible for the shift, but it could be that magazines in general aren’t selling like they used to. But this could also be a case for better design in magazines — it’s very easy to just slap a celebrity on a magazine cover and assume the issue will sell, but some of the most iconic covers didn’t need a famous face to get attention. We’ve collected some of our favorite magazine covers that didn’t feature celebrities, all testaments to the power of great design.
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