Category:American men's magazines
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The following 74 pages are in this category, out of 74 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 74 pages are in this category, out of 74 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Adam Film World – Adam Film World and Adam Film World Guide were magazines about pornographic film, published in the United States, starting in 1966 as The Adam Film Quarterly. The first issues cover price was $1 and the story was about The Notorious Daughter of Fanny Hill. Knight Publishing Corp. had launched Adam magazine in the 1950s as an attempt to follow Playboys success, Adam Film Quarterly was spun off from that magazine by William Rotsler in 1966 to cover the sexploitation film industry. Originally, like Playboy, the publication also covered mainstream films, however, by 1969 it was renamed Adam Film World and issued monthly. The Internet Adult Film Database owes its start to Peter Van Aarle, Adam Film World was called one of the industrys leading trade publications in 1994 by the Associated Press. Today the role of film awards has been mostly supplanted by Adult Video News, with its AVN Awards. Adam Film World Guide, in turn, spawned an annual Directory of Adult Films starting in 1984, the annuals were important directories of. Connelly, as Stone, was inducted into the X-Rated Critics Organization Hall of Fame in the Fifth Estate category in 1998, by 2008, owner Bentley Morriss put the company up for sale. When a buyer was not found, the magazine empire folded, the Adam Film World annual X-Caliber Awards based their selection of winners largely on the votes of readers who are members of the audiences of the adult theaters. Although after the vote is counted, an editorial panel makes the final selections. The winners were announced annually starting with the August 1976 issue for films released the previous year, by the second year, the Z-Caliber Awards, for the worst movies, were also introduced. In 1981, Adam Film World revived its awards with a new name, the final awards, for movies released in 2007, were published in the July 2008 issue of Adam Film World Guide. Adam Black Video Directory was a publication produced from 1998 to 2007. Adding a few new ones each year, by 2000 the list had grown to a top 25, let Me Tell Ya bout White Chicks,4. Friend to the Black Man,6, the Legend of Reggie D,9. The Adventures of Dick Black the Black Dick,10, buttman Back in Rio 4,23. Isis Blue and 25 Bomb Ass Pussy, originated in 1989 by Adam Gay Video Directory editor Dave Kinnick, The Dave Awards were originally announced in Kinnicks monthly Video Review column in Advocate Men Magazine. They moved to Adam Gay Video 1996 Directory after the column ceased in December 1994, archived from the original on 14 October 2007Adam Film World – Adam Film World Vol. 6 No. 6, dated August 1977
2. Adventure (magazine) – Adventure was an American pulp magazine that was first published in November 1910 by the Ridgway company, an offshoot of the Butterick Publishing Company. Adventure went on to one of the most profitable and critically acclaimed of all the American pulp magazines. The magazines first editor was Trumbull White, he was succeeded in 1912 by Arthur Sullivant Hoffman, in its first decade, Adventure carried fiction from such notable writers as Rider Haggard, Rafael Sabatini, Baroness Orczy, Damon Runyon and William Hope Hodgson. Tuttle, Gordon MacCreagh, Henry S. Whitehead, Hugh Pendexter, Robert J. Pearsall, in 1912, Hoffman and his assistant, the novelist Sinclair Lewis created a popular identity card with a serial number for readers. If the bearer were killed, someone finding the card would notify the magazine who would in turn notify the next of kin of the hapless adventurer, the popularity of the card amongst travelers led to the formation of the Adventurers Club of New York. The original New York Adventurers Club led to clubs in Chicago, Los Angeles, Copenhagen. Hoffman also was secretary of an organization named the Legion that had Theodore Roosevelt Jr. as one of its vice presidents, Hoffmans group would later provide a model for the organisation of the American Legion after the war. Adventures letters page, The Camp-Fire featured Hoffmans editorials, background by the authors to their stories, at Hoffmans suggestion, a number of Camp-Fire Stations - locations where other readers of Adventure could meet up - were established. Robert Kenneth Jones notes that Adventure readers. often wrote in to report on meeting new friends through these stations, by 1924, there were Camp-Fire Stations established across the US and in several other countries, including Britain, Australia, Egypt and Cuba. Adventure also offered Camp-Fire buttons which readers wore, several of Adventures fiction writers also wrote material for this column on their respective areas of expertise, including Gordon MacCreagh, Captain A. E. Dingle and George E. Holt. Lost Trails, which helped people locate missing relatives and friends, old Songs Men Have Sung, by Robert W. Gordon, which was dedicated to discussing American folk-songs. Gordon would later run the Archive of American Folk Song at the Library of Congress, Hoffman encouraged the details of his writers fiction to be as factually accurate as possible-mistakes would frequently be pointed out and criticised by the magazines readers. In 1915 the publishers attempted to reach women readers with a new title, in addition, Adventure under Hoffman also showcased the work of several famous artists, including Rockwell Kent, John R. Neill, Charles Livingston Bull, H. C. By 1924, Adventure was regarded, in the words of Richard Bleiler, after Hoffmans departure, his successors usually followed the template for the magazine that he had set down. In 1934, Adventure was bought by Popular Publications, throughout the 1930s, Adventure included fiction by Erle Stanley Gardner, Donald Barr Chidsey, Raymond S. Spears, Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson, Luke Short, and Major George Fielding Eliot. Adventure continued to publish pieces by noted figures, including future film producer Val Lewton. During Adventures 25th anniversary in 1935, TIME Magazine praised Adventure as being the No.1 pulp. artists on the publication during the 1930s and 1940s included Walter M. Baumhofer, Hubert Rogers, Rafael De Soto, Lawrence Sterne Stevens and Norman Saunders. The magazines main editor in the 1940s was Kenneth S. White, nevertheless, this version of Adventure did sometimes publish fiction by noted authors, including a story by Norman Mailer, The Paper House in the December 1958 issueAdventure (magazine) – Cover of the first issue, November 1910
3. Argosy (magazine) – Argosy, later titled The Argosy and Argosy All-Story Weekly, was an American pulp magazine from 1882 through 1978, published by Frank Munsey. It is the first American pulp magazine, the magazine began as a childrens weekly story–paper entitled The Golden Argosy. Munsey put most of his money, around $500, into purchasing stories for the magazine, once he was in New York, the stockbroker backed out, and Munsey decided to release his New York friend from involvement, since they were now hopelessly underfunded. Munsey then pitched the magazine to a New York publisher, and managed to convince him to publish the magazine, the first issue was published on December 2,1882, and came out weekly. The first issue was eight pages, cost five cents, and included the first installments of serialized stories by Horatio Alger, Jr. and Edward S. Ellis. Other authors associated with Argosy s early days include Annie Ashmoore, W. H. W. Campbell, Harry Castlemon, Frank H. Converse, George H. Coomer, Mary A. Denison, Malcolm Douglas, Colonel A. B. Ellis, J. L. Harbour, D. O. S. Lowell, Oliver Optic, Richard H. Titherington, Edgar L. Warren and Matthew White, five months after the first issue, the publisher went bankrupt and entered receivership. By placing a claim for his salary, Munsey managed to assume control of the magazine. Munsey borrowed $300 from a friend in Maine, and managed to scrape along as he learned the fundamentals of the publishing industry. Munsey found that children had been a mistake, as they did not stay subscribed for any length of time. Additionally, children did not have money to spend, which limited the number of advertisers interested in reaching them. In December 1888 the title was changed to The Argosy, publication switched from weekly to monthly in April 1894, at which time the magazine began its shift towards pulp fiction. It eventually published its first all-fiction issue in 1896, the all-fiction Argosy launched a new genre of magazines, and is considered the pioneer among pulp magazines. The magazine switched back to a publication schedule in October 1917. In January 1919, The Argosy merged with Railroad Mans Magazine, prior to World War One, The Argosy had several notable writers, including Upton Sinclair, Zane Grey, Albert Payson Terhune, Gertrude Barrows Bennett, and former dime novelist William Wallace Cook. The All-Story Magazine magazine was another Munsey pulp, debuting in January 1905, this pulp was published monthly until March 1914. Effective March 7,1914, it changed to a weekly schedule, in May 1914, All-Story Weekly was merged with another story pulp, The Cavalier, and used the title All-Story Cavalier Weekly for one year. Editors of All-Story included Newell Metcalf and Robert H. Davis, in 1920, All-Story Weekly was merged into The Argosy, resulting in a new title, Argosy All-Story Weekly, which published works in a number of literary genres, including science fiction and WesternsArgosy (magazine) – The Argosy, April 1906
4. Asian Fever – Asian fetish is a slang term for an interest, obsession, or preference for Asian people, culture, or things of Asian origin by those of non-Asian descent. The term Asiaphile is sometimes used to describe the same phenomenon, as is yellow fever. In the afterword to the 1988 play M. Butterfly, the writer David Henry Hwang, using the yellow fever. Hwang argues that this phenomenon is caused by stereotyping of Asians in Western society, the slang term used for a gay man, usually white, who exclusively dates men of Asian decent is rice queen. In a collection of writings from Asian American females, YELL-Oh Girls, meggy Wang calls a man Mr. Asiaphile. Furthermore, the found that there is a significantly higher pairing of white men with East Asian women because East Asian women discriminate against black. They took data from thousands of decisions made by more than 400 daters from Columbia Universitys various graduate, — Mate Preferences and Matching Outcomes in Online Dating. Mills, Jon K. Daly, Jennifer, Longmore, Amy, Kilbridge, a Note on Family Acceptance Involving Interracial Friendships and Romantic Relationships. Seeking Asian Female−A documentary by Debbie Lum Seeking Asian Female page at PBS Independent LensAsian Fever
5. Bear Magazine – BEAR Magazine is a periodical specifically geared toward gay and bisexual men who are — or who admire — bears, i. e. men with facial and/or body hair. It was initially published in San Francisco, California in 1987 by Richard Bulger and his partner Chris Nelson, Bulger had been running a modeling agency called Creative Options Agents with his photographer partner Chris Nelson. He saw a need for broader markets--and broader models, common lore is that BEAR Magazine was begun by a man named Bart Thomas, who died of AIDS before the magazine was first published. In fact Bart Thomas was a pseudonym Richard Bulger chose for himself in the earliest days of the project, a good friend of Richard Bulger named David Grant was reported to have suggested the name Daddy Bear for this new magazine just before his death from complications from AIDS. The first copy of BEAR Magazine consisted of 45 xeroxed copies, promoted in The Big Ad and it is important to mention that the close proximity of Brush Creek Media to the Lone Star Saloon resulted in a synergistic relationship. With the Bear Store and nearby bars, shops and hotels catering to the bear-identified and this formed a circuit for locals, tourists and visitors to events like International Bear Rendezvous and Folsom Street Fair among others. Later that year in 1994, Beardog Hoffman purchased Brush Creek Media Inc. and began expanding the company into several special-interest gay magazines, in 2002 Brush Creek Media closed its doors when the IRS seized its inventory. BEAR Magazine was one of the casualties and publication ceased after issue #64, in 2006, the BEAR trademark was judicially assigned and registered to Butch Media Ltd of Las Vegas, Nevada, a creditor of Brush Creek Media. Similarly, in 2007 the court assigned BEAR Magazine and all the Brush Creek Media copyrights to Butch Media Ltd, Bear Omnimedia LLC, the parent company of Butch Media Ltd, revived BEAR Magazine in 2008 starting with issue #65. BEAR Magazine continues in print as well as digital formatsBear Magazine – Jack Radcliffe on the cover of Bear Magazine (Issue No. 65, September 2008.)
6. Best Life – The magazine was in circulation between 2004 and May 2009. Spun off from Mens Health in 2004, Best Life was published ten times a year and had a circulation of more than 500,000. Best Life covered health and fitness, finance, fatherhood, relationship issues and fashion and grooming for men 35 and over, with an emphasis on writing, humor. Best Life was the sponsor of the Best Life Vail Film Festival as well as the Best Life Classic Yacht Regatta in Newport. The magazine ended after its May 2009 issue and it also became the literary home of writer-at-large David Mamet and columnists Mark Leyner and Billy Goldberg, Jr. Other contributing authors have included Chuck Palahniuk, Jay McInerney, Denis Johnson, Harlan Coben, Rick Moody, Tom Perrotta, Jim Harrison, TC Boyle and Anthony BourdainBest Life – Jay-Z on the cover of Best Life (U.S.)
7. Blue Book (magazine) – Blue Book was a popular 20th-century American magazine with a lengthy 70-year run under various titles from 1905 to 1975. It was a magazine to Redbook. In its early days, Blue Book also carried a supplement on theatre actors called Stageland, the magazine was aimed at both male and female readers. For the next 45 years, it was known as The Blue Book Magazine, Blue Book Magazine, Blue Book, the title was shortened with the February 1952 issue to simply Bluebook, continuing until May 1956. With a more exploitative angle, the magazine was revived with an October 1960 issue as Bluebook for Men, in its 1920s heyday, Blue Book was regarded as one of the Big Four pulp magazines, along with Adventure, Argosy and Short Stories. The early publishers were Story-Press Corporation and Consolidated Magazines, followed in 1929 by McCall, publications took over the reins in October 1960, Hanro was the publisher from August 1964 until March 1966 and then the QMG Magazine Corporation, beginning April 1967. The succession of editors included Karl Edward Harriman, Donald Kennicott, Maxwell Hamilton and Andre Fontaine in the mid-1950s, Maxwell Hamilton returned for the 1960 revival, followed by B. R. Ampolsk in 1967. Cover artists during the 1930s included Dean Cornwell, Joseph Chenoweth, Henry J. Soulen and Herbert Morton Stoops, the first Blue Book contributors included science-fiction authors George Allan England and William Hope Hodgson, as well as the Freelances in Diplomacy series by Clarence H. New a series of early spy stories, rider Haggard and Albert Payson Terhune also published work in Blue Book. In addition to Tarzan, Burroughts published material about Nyoka, the Jungle Girl in Blue Book, Nyoka first appeared in The Land of Hidden Men, a 1929 Blue Book short story by Burroughs. The characters of Sax Rohmer, James Oliver Curwood, and Zane Grey appeared in Blue Book, Adventure fiction was a staple of Blue Book, in addition to Burroughs, P. C. Wren, H. Bedford-Jones, Achmed Abdullah, George F. Worts, Lemuel De Bra and William L. Chester all published in the magazine. Sea stories were popular in Blue Book, and George Fielding Eliot, Captain A. E. Dingle. Writers during the 1940s included Nelson S. Bond, Max Brand, Gelett Burgess, Eustace Cockrell, Irvin S. Cobb, Robert A. Heinlein, MacKinlay Kantor, Willy Ley, Theodore Pratt. Ivan Sanderson, Luke Short, Booth Tarkington, Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson, Philip Wylie, Blue Book managed to attract fiction from a number of authors who did not normally publish in pulp magazines, including Georges Simenon, Shelby Foote and William Lindsay Gresham. An anthology of stories from the magazine is Best Sea Stories from Bluebook, pulp historian Ed Hulse has stated that between the 1910s and the 1950s Blue Book achieved and sustained a level of excellence reached by few other magazines. An Index to Blue Book Magazine, compiled by Mike Ashley, Victor A. Berch, Sax Rohmer in Blue Book MagazineBlue Book (magazine) – Blue Book
8. Cavalier (magazine) – Cavalier is an American magazine that was launched by Fawcett Publications in 1952 and has continued for decades, eventually evolving into a Playboy-style mens magazine. It has no connection with the Frank Munsey pulp, The Cavalier, in its original format, Cavalier was planned by Fawcett to feature novelettes and novel excerpts by Fawcetts Gold Medal authors, including Richard Prather and Mickey Spillane. During the 1950s, the magazine was edited by James B, editors in the 1960s included Frederic A. Birmingham, Frank M. Robinson, Robert Shea, and Alan R. LeMond. Maurice DeWalt was the editor in 1973, authors in the 1950s included Jimmy Breslin, Henry Kuttner, Clyde Beatty, and Stanley P. Friedman. MacDonald, Alberto Moravia, Thomas Pynchon, Robert Shelton, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Theodore Sturgeon, William Tenn, some stories were reprints, such as Roald Dahls Man from the South in the June 1960 issue. Film critic Manny Farber had a column in the 1960s. Stephen King was a contributor during the 1970s, and his stories were featured in Cavalier Yearbook. Vaughn Bodes long-running comic-strip feature Deadbone/Deadbone Erotica/Erotica was published in Cavalier continuously from May 1969 through August 1975, from September 1975 onwards, reprints of previously published Deadbone strips appeared, as Bode had died in July 1975. Other comics by Art Spiegelman, Robert Crumb, and Jay Lynch were also published at times, illustrators included the Boston-based painter Norman Baer. The magazine had several changes, and during the 1960s, it was taken over by the DuGent Publishing Corporation. In the 1980s, DuGent Publishing relocated their headquarters to Coral Gables, Cavalier is currently published by Cavalier Publishing, LLC in Tampa, Florida. The relaunched Cavalier magazine online Cavalier, Sal Mineo interviewed by Bob Abel Cavalier interview with Fidel Castro October 1957 Cover archive at Galactic CentralCavalier (magazine) – Cavalier (September 1966)
9. Classic Style Magazine – Classic Style Magazine was a quarterly mens interest magazine started in 2006. The magazine was part of the Key Publishing Group, originally written by Richard Mark Simmons, the subscription of the magazine began with one sale. It then moved to two and thereafter three and four, list of mens magazines Official websiteClassic Style Magazine – Cover of Issue 5
10. Club (magazine) – Club is a monthly American pornographic magazine which is a spin-off publication of the United Kingdoms Club International. Club features sexually oriented articles, video reviews, and pictorials that include hardcore pornography, masturbation, dildo usage, during the early and mid 1990s the magazine featured softcore and simulated sex pictorials and had at least two contract models that appeared monthly. Club and its UK sister publication, Club International, are the publications for Paul Raymond Publications which distributes eight of the ten top selling adult magazines in the UK. When Paragon Publishing, the U. S. franchisee of Club, in August 2009, Magna Publishing Group purchased Club magazine and its sister publications from Club Media Inc. increasing the total number of titles it publishes to over sixty. The deal also included sister publications Club International, Club Confidential, Magna Publishing Group also produces such established mens magazine titles such as Swank, Genesis, Fox, Gallery, Velvet, and Gent. In December 2015 Magna Publishing Group was purchased by 1-800-PHONESEXClub (magazine) – Club
11. Complex (magazine) – Complex is a New York–based media platform for youth culture which was founded as a bi-monthly magazine by fashion designer Marc Eckō. Complex reports on trends in style, pop culture, music, sports and sneakers with a focus on streetwear, sneaker culture, hip-hop, Complex currently reaches over 120 million unique users per month across its owned and operated and partner sites, socials and YouTube channels. The magazine ceased publication with the December 2016/January 2017 issue, in 2016 December, Complex acquired the website Trillera. com. In 2016, it became a subsidiary of Verizon and Hearst. Complex was established in 2002 by the founder of the Eckō Unltd, Brand, Marc Eckō, as a print magazine aimed at providing young males a report of the latest in hip-hop, fashion and pop culture without regard to race. The name Complex evolved from a slogan developed to promote the Eckō Unltd, the idea was to create a mens magazine that combined Eckōs streetwear and hip-hop attitude along with the style of Japanese mens magazines by providing consumer guides. This was achieved by creating a magazine in two sections, one magazine, and the other a shopping guide. In 2005, Complex was joined by the senior editor of Vibe magazine. He became editor-in-chief and chief content officer a year later, a position he retains as of February 2014. By 2006, Complex had begun to turn a profit which allowed the magazine to consider an expansion of their online presence, in April 2007, Complex soft-launched a media network with four websites, NahRight, Nice Kicks, SlamxHype and MoeJackson. In September 2007, Complex launched Complex Media in order to capitalize on the trend toward digital content. In 2010, ad sales grew 154%, according to comScore, Complex got 12 million unique hits in March 2012. This encouraged large brands such as Coors, AT&T, Ford, McDonalds, Nike, Adidas, Complex now includes over 100 sites. In 2011, Complex acquired Pigeons and Planes, a music and rap blog. In 2013, Complex launched the music site Do Androids Dance and Green Label. That year, Complex also acquired the sneakerhead culture magazine and website Sole Collector, on November 4,2013, Complex premiered a new logo and cover design on Instagram that would appear online, as well as on the December 2013 Eminem cover issue. In 2013, Complex partnered with Mountain Dew to launch Green Label an entertainment, in 2014, Complex launched an NBA-themed website called Triangle Offense in a partnership with Bacardi rum. In August 2014, Complex ranked #3 in the United States in a ComScore survey of visitors between the ages of 18 and 34 with 20.3 million in that demographic per monthComplex (magazine) – Complex
12. Details (magazine) – Details was an American monthly mens magazine published by Condé Nast, founded in 1982 by Annie Flanders. Though primarily a magazine devoted to fashion and lifestyle, Details also features reports on relevant social and political issues, in November 2015 Condé Nast announced that the magazine would cease publication with the issue of December 2015/January 2016. Alan Patricof bought the magazine in 1988, Condé Nast bought the magazine a year later for $2 million. Its current format stems from an October 2000, relaunch of the title, between its last issue at Condé Nast and first at Fairchild, publication of Details was temporarily suspended. This allowed for extensive redesign and strategic repositioning of the magazine, frequent contributors included Augusten Burroughs, Michael Chabon, and Bill Cunningham. Its editor was Dan Peres, the husband of Australian actress Sarah Wynter. He was appointed to the post in 2000, previous contributors have included Beauregard Houston-Montgomery. In 2004, Details published a piece titled Gay or Asian. that featured a photo of an East Asian man, some of the text that accompanied the photo, One cruises for chicken, the other takes it General Tso-style. Whether youre into shrimp balls or shaved balls, entering the dragon requires imperial tastes, the article generated protests over its racism and homophobia—and over how it erased the existence of gay Asian men. To protest, LGBT Asian American individuals and groups came together, from 1991 to 1999 the magazine produced sampler CDs which were sent out to current subscribers free of charge. While the CDs concentrated on then current music older songs were included as well, the initial CD was produced by Andrea Norlander of MTV, who oversaw concept, musical content, design, and marketing of the projectDetails (magazine) – Details (April 2009)
13. Esquire (magazine) – Esquire is an American mens magazine, published by the Hearst Corporation in the United States. Founded in 1933, it flourished during the Great Depression under the guidance of founders Arnold Gingrich, Esquire was first issued in October 1933. The magazine was first headquartered in Chicago and then, in New York City and it was founded and edited by David A. Smart, Henry L. Jackson and Arnold Gingrich. Jackson died in the crash of United Airlines Flight 624 in 1948, Smart died in 1952, although he left Esquire in 1936 to found a different magazine, Coronet. Additionally, Jacksons Republican political viewpoints contrasted with the liberal Democratic views of Smart, the administration alleged that Esquire had used the US Postal Service to promote lewd images. Esquire started in 1933 as a press run of a hundred thousand copies. It cost fifty cents per copy and it later transformed itself into a more refined periodical with an emphasis on mens fashion and contributions by Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Alberto Moravia, André Gide, and Julian Huxley. In the 1940s, the popularity of the Petty Girls and Vargas Girls provided a circulation boost. In the 1960s, Esquire helped pioneer the trend of New Journalism by publishing such writers as Norman Mailer, Tim OBrien, John Sack, Gay Talese, Tom Wolfe, and Terry Southern. In August 1969, Esquire published Normand Poiriers piece, An American Atrocity, under Harold Hayes, who ran it from 1961 to 1973, it became as distinctive as its oversized pages. The magazine shrank to the conventional 8½×11 inches in 1971, the magazine was sold by the original owners to Clay Felker in 1977, who reinvented the magazine as a fortnightly in 1978, under the title of Esquire Fortnightly. However, the experiment proved to be a failure, and by the end of that year. Felker sold Esquire in 1979 to the 13-30 Corporation, a Tennessee publisher, during this time, New York Woman magazine was launched as something of a spinoff version of Esquire aimed at female audience. 13-30 split up in 1986, and Esquire was sold to Hearst at the end of the year, David M. Granger was named editor-in-chief of the magazine in June 1997. Since his arrival, the magazine has received awards, including multiple National Magazine Awards—the industrys highest honor. Prior to becoming editor-in-chief at Esquire, Granger was the editor at GQ for nearly six years. Its award-winning staff writers include Tom Chiarella, Scott Raab, Mike Sager, Chris Jones, John H. Richardson, Cal Fussman, Lisa Taddeo, famous photographers have also worked for the magazine, among which fashion photographer Gleb Derujinsky, and Richard Avedon. In January 2009 Esquire launched a new blog—the Daily Endorsement Blog, each morning the editors of the magazine recommend one thing for readers immediate enjoyment, not a political candidate or position or party, but a breakthrough idea or product or Web siteEsquire (magazine) – The cover of the January 2013 issue featuring Sean Penn
14. Femme Fatales (magazine) – Femme Fatales is an American mens magazine focusing on film and television actresses. Femme Fatales was founded by Frederick S. Clarke in the summer of 1992, published by Clarke, it was originally edited by pin-up photography collector and expert Bill George. Cinefantanstique contributor Dan Cziraky joined the staff as Associate Editor several months prior to its launch and it focused on science-fiction, fantasy, and horror actresses, from B-movies to Academy Award winners, featuring provocative non-nude photography pictorials, alongside extensive career interviews. It was unique in that it encouraged contributions from the actresses themselves, interviews with filmmakers that helped bolster the scream queen market, such as Andy Sidaris and Fred Olen Ray, were also featured. It was a success, at one time producing an issue every three weeks. Cziraky left the magazine in 1994 over creative differences with George, Clarke committed suicide in 2000, and for two years, both magazines were published by his widow, Celeste Casey Clarke. At the end of 2002, Femme Fatales was published bi-monthly, in 2002, Clarke contacted Mark A. David E. Williams, a former executive features editor at The Hollywood Reporter, became editor-in-chief of both publications. Both magazines operations were moved from Chicago to Culver City, Williams planned the 2003 revamp of Femme Fatales as a version of the mens magazine Maxim focusing on actresses in science fiction and horror films. After a brief hiatus, Mark Gottwald took over publication and Femme Fatales began printing again in at the end of 2007 as a bi-monthly magazine, the final issue of Femme Fatales was printed in September 2008 and featured Jolene Blalock on the cover. Femme Fatales was purchased by Williams in 2010, the magazine became the basis of the film noir-inspired HBO/Cinemax series Femme Fatales,13 episodes of which were originally ordered and began to air on May 13,2011. On July 15,2011 it was announced that 13 more episodes of the show have been ordered and were to early 2012, Mark A. Altman is the co-creator and executive producer of the show while Williams is credited as co-executive producer. Cinefantastique Official Cinemax TV series siteFemme Fatales (magazine) – Cover of the premiere issue of Femme Fatales, Summer 1992, featuring B-movie actress Brinke Stevens.
15. GCaribbean – GCaribbean magazine was a lifestyle publication for men in, of and connected to the Caribbean. Published by Geoff & Company, the magazine explored the interests and indulgences of Caribbean guys, serving as a confluence of their curiosities, style, panache and unabashed revelry. Not singularly defined, the “G” in GCaribbean channelled its meaning from ‘G’ words that are elements of a man, Gentleman, Gangster, Gallant, Gifted and Genius. In January 2016 Geoff & Co. announced that the magazine would cease immediately and be replaced by a new media brand entitled. With a fresh design aesthetic and definitive culturally relevant content, the magazine speaks directly to upwardly mobile men connected to the Caribbean, in February 2013 the magazine launched in New York city with Barbadian singer and songwriter Shontelle hosting the launch event. Shontelle was joined by Rickstar, the London-based recording artist who performed live, for many years attempts were made to publish a Caribbean men’s magazine, GCaribbean was the first to succeed. In 2011, Geoff & Co. recognized that no magazine media focuses on this niche audience which presented an unmet demand for content and engagement. GCaribbeans other cover stars included Shontelle, and male model sensation, fashion Physical Fitness List of mens magazines Culture of the Caribbean History of the Caribbean GCaribbeans official home pageGCaribbean – 2013 (Vol One Issue One) Cover
16. Gear (magazine) – Gear debuted in September 1998, with actress Peta Wilson on the cover. The magazine established itself with several publishing stunts such as publishing a photo of womens football celebrity Brandi Chastain. The mature Biel cited it as one of her biggest regrets, Esquire magazine described the photo shoot as quasi-infamous. Advertisers viewed the magazine as being more like Maxim, Stuff, or FHM, gear closed its doors in 2003 with the intention of relaunching at a later date, hoping to break out of the lads mag category as Details had done. The magazine was described as similar to Spin also founded by Bob Guccione, ann Gerhart of The Washington Post described the magazine derisively as the frat boys EsquireGear (magazine) – March 2000 cover featuring Jessica Biel
17. Giant (magazine) – Giant was a mens magazine based in New York City geared to the urban music market. In August 2006, the magazine had a makeover under new editor-in-chief Smokey Fontaine, under his leadership, the magazine began to focus on music, lifestyle, and entertainment for the urban reader. Later, Emil Wilbekin served as the standing Editor-In-Chief, covers included Beyoncé, Pharrell, Diddy, The Killers, Ciara, Jennifer Hudson, Janet Jackson, and Eve. The June/July issue offered two covers, one of R&B artist Robin Thicke and one of Rihanna, chris Brown and Prince have also appeared on the cover. Along with the magazine, Giants website serves as a blog for readers to get information on artists that have been featured in the magazine, as well as contests. Radio One, the empire started by Cathy Hughes and now presided over by her son, Alfred Liggins. Giant was Radio Ones first foray into the print media market, the magazine was closed in December 2009. Archive of the official Giant website at the Wayback MachineGiant (magazine) – May 2007 cover of GIANT magazine featuring recording artist Rihanna.
18. GQ – GQ is an international monthly mens magazine based in New York City. The publication focuses on fashion, style, and culture for men, though articles on food, movies, fitness, sex, music, travel, sports, technology, Gentlemens Quarterly was launched in 1931 in the United States as Apparel Arts. It was a fashion magazine for the clothing trade, aimed primarily at wholesale buyers. Initially it had a limited print run and was aimed solely at industry insiders to enable them to give advice to their customers. The popularity of the magazine among retail customers, who took the magazine from the retailers. Apparel Arts continued until 1957, when it was transformed into a magazine for men. Apparel was dropped from the logo in 1958 with the issue after nine issues. Gentlemans Quarterly was re-branded as GQ in 1967, the rate of publication was increased from quarterly to monthly in 1970. Subsequently, international editions were launched as regional adaptations of the U. S. editorial formula, jim Nelson was named editor-in-chief of GQ in February 2003, during his tenure he worked as both a writer and an editor of several National Magazine Award-nominated pieces. During Nelsons tenure, GQ has become more oriented towards younger readers, nonnie Moore was hired by GQ as fashion editor in 1984, having served in the same position at Mademoiselle and Harpers Bazaar. GQ has been associated with metro-sexuality. They filled their magazines with images of young men sporting fashionable clothes and accessories. And they persuaded other young men to them with a mixture of envy. The magazine has expanded its coverage beyond lifestyle issues, for example, in 2003, Award winning journalist Sabrina Rubin Erdely wrote an 8-page feature story in GQ on famous con man Steve Comisar. GQ first named their Men of the Year in 1996, featuring the recipients in a special issue of the magazine. British GQ launched their annual Men of the Year awards in 2009, spanish GQ launched their Men of the Year awards in 2011 and GQ Australia launched theirs in 2007. Beginning in the 1990s, the magazine pivoted from a pattern of men-only on the cover to introducing including some female actors, models. While the men on the covers remained clothed, the photographs of women were mostly less than fully clothedGQ – November 2007 cover
19. Hustler – Hustler is a monthly pornographic magazine published in the United States. It was first published in 1974 by Larry Flynt and it was a step forward from the Hustler Newsletter, which was cheap advertising for his strip club businesses at the time. The magazine grew from a start to a peak circulation of around 3 million. It shows explicit views of the genitalia, becoming one of the first major US-based magazines to do so. The business first began in Cincinnati, here, Larry Flynt and his brother, Jimmy Flynt, opened up a store in 1969. However, Larry fired his brother in 2009, and since then he has been trying to make a business grow all on his own, an old member of Hustler magazine has described the relationship, saying, “Larry is the show, and Jimmy makes it go”. Today, Hustler is still considered more explicit than such well-known competitors as Playboy and it frequently depicts hardcore themes, such as the use of sex toys, penetration and group sex. The chains flagship store is on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, Hustler is officially published by LFP, Inc, which also produces pornographic films. Originally stood for Larry Flynt Publications, a Canadian version of Hustler is published by a Quebec-based firm. This magazine is not owned by Larry Flynt, but is licensed to publish material from the American version, in general, Canadian Hustler imitates the appearance and tone of its American counterpart, with Canadian content added. In 1999, the created a minor controversy in Canada by inviting readers to submit sexually explicit stories about Sheila Copps. There have also been Australian, British and South African versions of the magazine, one feature of Hustler is a column called Asshole of the Month. In every monthly issue of the magazine, a public figure is selected for severe criticism as that months asshole. An illustration depicting the persons head emerging from the anus of a cartoon donkey is shown alongside the article. After Flynt’s imprisonment in 1977 and his conversion to evangelical Christianity. However, as of 2016, reform in the feature has yet to been seen, in the 1970s, Hustler ran a comic strip feature entitled Honey Hooker. In each installment, Honey would have sexual encounters with any male she ran across. She might be in American colonial times one month or in a Super Bowl locker room the next and this feature was designed to compete against Playboys Little Annie Fanny and Penthouses Wicked WandaHustler – Sunrise Adams on the April 2004 cover of Hustler
20. Juggs – Juggs is a softcore pornography adult magazine published in the United States which specializes in photographs of women with extremely large breasts. It has been called the magazine of choice for breast men, models featured included Candy Samples, Roberta Pedon and Tina Small. It is published by Mavety Media Group, originally known for publishing gay pornography magazines in the United States, the magazine readership is mostly blue-collar men in the American South and Midwest. Dian Hanson, the editor for 15 years, described it as the epitome of bad taste. A humorous magazine, a sexual sideshow, the magazine title, a slang term for breasts, has become the perennial punch line of any joke that requires a pornographic magazine. It is used by leading American media including Time Magazine, CBS News, after Juggs published a review of artist John Currins exhibition in 1998, the magazines approval was still being used to define the artists work 11 years later. From 1986 to 2001, Juggs was helmed by Dian Hanson who had edited multiple pornographic magazines since 1977. She has said that when she first arrived, it was being produced by a staff of solely gay men, Hanson stated the magazines monthly circulation nearly doubled, from 85,000 at the time she joined as editor, to 150,000 by 1996. Hanson left Juggs in August 2001, a year after its publisher, George Mavety, died, heather Hooters has been a regular columnist since June 1994. Candy Samples had a column in Juggs from 1986 through August 2007. Kelly Madison has been a regular columnist since June 2002, cartoonist Bill Ward wrote and illustrated an article a month for the magazine in his later yearsJuggs – First issue, August 1981
21. King (magazine) – King is a website geared toward African-American and urban male audiences. It features articles about hip-hop and R&B as well as sports, the magazine is published by Townsquare Media and was a spinoff from XXL. The magazine was started in 2002 and it ceased publication on March 31,2009, citing failing ad sales as a result of the poor economy and plans to release monthly installments soon. It resumed publication, this time as a magazine, in late 2009. It was later suspended again, and the website was sold by Harris Publications to Townsquare Media in 2014, king magazine is mainly characterized by its lavish photoshoots, which usually feature scantily-clad women, often complete with an interview from the featured model. The subjects of these range from professional models such as Melyssa Ford and Toccara to well-known musicians and actresses, including Trina, Keyshia Cole. It also features interviews with rappers, the magazine almost exclusively uses pictures from its photoshoots as the cover of the magazine. The Lycos 50 Daily Report noted the magazine received more online searches than Newsweek or Readers DigestKing (magazine) – Rosa Acosta on the cover of the Winter 2010 issue of King
22. Maxim (magazine) – Maxim has a circulation of about 9 million readers each month. Maxim Digital reaches more than 4 million unique viewers each month, Maxim magazine publishes 16 editions, sold in 75 countries worldwide. Maxim has expanded into other countries, including Australia. It contains content not included in the print version and focuses on the general topics, along with exclusive sections such as the Girls of Maxim galleries. Maxim Video contains video clips of interviews, music videos, photo shoots, on February 5,2005, Maxim Radio, featuring male-oriented talk programming, debuted on Sirius Satellite Radio. Following the Sirius-XM merger in late 2008, the Maxim brand was dropped, the land was sold to MGM Mirage. As of April 23,2009 Dennis Publishing has announced that it no longer continue producing a print edition of Maxim in the UK. In July 2009, Maxim partnered with the UFC for the first-ever Maxim UFC Octagon Girl Search at the UFC Fan Expo,40 girls participated in the contest, and the winner was Natasha Wicks. Quadrangle Group gave up on its investment in Alpha Media Group in August 2009, in 2013, Alpha announced the sale of Maxim to the newly created Darden Media Group, but Darden was unable to raise the money. Calvin Darden, Jr. was later charged with fraud relating to the transaction. Between 2010 and 2012, Maxim eliminated two issues, going from 12 issues a year to 10, and decreased its circulation numbers by 20%, maximum Warrior debuted in 2011, as an online reality competition that tests ten of Americas most elite military operators in ten military-inspired challenges. The videos are available online and on the Maxim app on Xbox Live, several episodes feature Dakota Meyer, Maxims Military Advisor. Maximum Warrior is produced by Grand Street Media, on February 27,2014, entrepreneur Sardar Biglari, the founder of Biglari Holdings and Biglari Capital, purchased Maxim. We plan to build the business on multiple dimensions, he said at the time, during Lanphears tenure, the September 2015 issue featured actor Idris Elba on its cover, marking the first time that the magazine didnt have a woman on the cover. Lanphear left the magazine in November 2015, at one point last year, the staffer said, he decided to throw out a nearly-complete version of the December issue in order to completely redesign the magazine. On January 13,2016 Gilles Bensimon joined Biglari as a creative director. What drew me to Maxim was Sardars vision for the brand, the Centre described Maxim as consisting of sexist bravado and racist imagery. In 2006, Alok Jha of The Guardian criticized Maxim for encouraging excessive alcohol consumption, in June 2007, Israeli diplomat David Saranga invited Maxim to the countryMaxim (magazine) – April 2014 Maxim cover
23. Mob Candy – Mob Candy is an American magazine promoting the Mafia lifestyle The magazine is subtitled The Underworld Magazine of Mafia Politics, Pleasures and Power. It is targeted towards males aged 18 to 35 years, the idea for the magazine came from a meeting between Tyrone Christopher, a graphic designer, and Frank DiMatteo, a former magazine publisher and distributor. The two developed the idea of a magazine about Italian-American Mafia culture. His father Richard Dimatteo was bodyguard to Larry Gallo boss of the Gallos Crime author and he was also a consultant on such mob-related media as the film Mickey Blue Eyes. The magazine has called the Maxim for wiseguys. Christopher himself has described his philosophy on the magazine as if The Rat Pack were a magazine. Some also felt the magazine glorified criminalityMob Candy – First issue, July 2007
24. New Man (Christian magazine) – New Man was a prominent American Christian lifestyle mens magazine, founded in 1994, and becoming an online publication in 2008. Its stated purpose is Helping men to develop Christ-centered perspectives that will transform their lives, their families, for the first three years of its existence, it was the official magazine of the Promise Keepers movement. Stephen Strang, the publisher of Charisma magazine since 1975, was a supporter of Promise Keepers. Charisma at the time had a circulation of approximately 100,000, in 1994, he made an agreement with Promise Keepers to publish New Man as the movements official magazine, and began publishing the glossy bi-monthly 105 days later. By 1995, New Man circulation was reported at approximately 500,000, members of the editorial advisory board included church leaders Jack W. Hayford and Wellington Boone. In April 1997, when New Man stopped being the official magazine of Promise Keepers, New Man subscribers were mostly educated married men. 65% had a degree, and their median income was $83,600. Over 90% held a position in their church, subscribers were distributed throughout the regions of the United States, and in Canada. In January 2008, Strang Communications stopped printing New Man, along with its publication, SpiritLed Woman, on paper. At the time, New Man was printing 100,000 copies of six issues a year, commenting on the move, Stephen Strang said, the men’s movement isn’t what it used to be, and the Internet was hardly around when we started New Man. Now it’s the wave of the future, New Man is now published weekly on the Internet as an eMagazine. The New Man editorial called Huckabee one of our own, the American Prospect stated this was Huckabees most prominent Christian right endorsement to this point, and connected it to Huckabees strong second place showing in the Iowa Straw Poll. The New Man Huckabee endorsement was also credited for contributing to Huckabees support by the New York Times, film star Chuck Norris cited the New Man endorsement in his decision to endorse and work for Huckabees campaignNew Man (Christian magazine) – July/August 2007 cover of New Man endorsing Mike Huckabee
25. Nylon Guys – Nylon Guys is an American magazine devoted to mens fashions published by Nylon magazine. Its coverage includes art, music, design, technology, mens fashion and it is a branch off of Nylon with a focus on the interests of guys. Nylon Guys was founded in 2004 by the creator of Nylon. It began by being included with Nylons September and March issues but is now its own individual publication, there has been a relevant increase in the publication of mens fashion magazines. Nylon is just one publication that has decided to offer a mens offshoot of an already established publication. The Executive Editor for the magazine is currently Luke Crisell who also holds the position for Nylon. Initially only offered twice a year with Nylon, Nylon Guys is now published seasonally, Nylon Guys has featured a variety of celebrity men on their covers, including Jesse Eisenberg, Gerard Way, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Pharrell Williams. The most recently featured in January 2011 was Michael Pitt, Nylon Guys moved online-only in 2015Nylon Guys – Nylon Guys cover (November 2009 issue)
26. Oui (magazine) – Oui was originally published in France under the name Lui by Daniel Filipacchi, as a French equivalent of Playboy. In 1972, Playboy Enterprises purchased the rights for a U. S. edition, changing the name to Oui, jon Carroll, formerly assistant editor at Rolling Stone magazine and editor of Rags and later editor of The Village Voice, was selected as the first editor. Arthur Kretchmer, the editor of Playboy, however, had a role in assuring that editorial choices would be in line with Hugh Hefners vision, in the late seventies, Oui published some interesting articles, including Is this the man who ate Michael Rockefeller. In the end, he found a man who claimed he had eaten the unfortunate collector, Oui also hosted several reportages about Central Intelligence Agency activity, like the article CIA vs. S. government. In a more humorous vein, Oui also published the essay The 3 Most Important Things in Life by Harlan Ellison in its November 1978 issue, the three things in question were sex, violence and labor relations, each illustrated by anecdotes from Ellisons life. The piece has since republished in Ellisons Stalking the Nightmare. Despite its popularity, Oui was unable to produce a profit, furthermore, management realized that Oui was stealing more readers from Playboy than from Penthouse. So, in June 1981 Playboy Enterprises, based in Chicago, initially, Laurant featured celebrity nudity in Oui, peaking in 1982 with pictorials of Linda Blair, Demi Moore and Pia Zadora. The magazine subsequently experienced a significant decline in circulation, as had many of its competitors, Oui expanded its photo content to hardcore in the early 2000s, which included depictions of couples having sexual intercourse, including explicit penetration. List of mens magazines ouimagazine. com at Internet ArchiveOui (magazine) – OUI magazine first cover (October 1972)
27. Penthouse (magazine) – Penthouse, an iconic mens magazine founded by Italo-American Bob Guccione, combines urban lifestyle articles and softcore pornographic pictorials that, in the 1990s, temporarily evolved into hardcore. Penthouse has been owned by Penthouse Global Media Inc. since 2016, although Guccione was American, the magazine was founded in 1965, in the United Kingdom, but beginning in September 1969, was sold in the United States as well. At the height of his success, Guccione, who died in 2010, was considered to be one of the richest men in the United States and he was once listed in the Forbes 400 ranking of wealthiest people. The Penthouse logo is a key which incorporates both the Mars and Venus symbols in its design. The magazines centerfold models are known as Penthouse Pets and customarily wear a distinctive necklace inspired by said logo, Penthouse magazine began publication in 1965, in the UK and in North America in 1969, an attempt to compete with Hugh Hefners Playboy. The magazine was founded on humble beginnings, due to Gucciones lack of resources, he personally photographed most of the models for the magazines early issues. Guccione would sometimes take several days to complete a shoot, as the magazine grew more successful, Guccione openly embraced a life of luxury, his former mansion is said to be the largest private residence in Manhattan at 22,000 square feet. However, in contrast to Hugh Hefner, who threw wild parties at his Playboy Mansions, life at Gucciones mansion was remarkably sedate and he reportedly once had his bodyguards eject a local radio personality who had been hired as a DJ and jumped into the swimming pool naked. Penthouse has also, over the years, featured a number of authorized and unauthorized photos of such as Madonna. In both cases, the photos were taken earlier in their careers and sold to Penthouse only after Madonna, in the late 1990s, the magazine began to show more fetish content such as urination, bondage and facials. On January 15,2016, a press release emanating from then owner FriendFinder Networks announced that Penthouse would shutter its print operations, however, managing director Kelly Holland quickly disavowed the decision and pledged to keep the print version of the magazine alive. In 1982, Guccione was listed in the Forbes 400 ranking of wealthiest people, with a reported $400 million net worth. An April 2002 New York Times article quoted Guccione as saying that Penthouse grossed $3.5 billion to $4 billion over the 30-year life of the company, with a net income of almost $500 million. While these titles were successful, it is reported that the science and health magazines Omni and Longevity cost Penthouse almost $100 million. On August 12,2003, General Media, the parent company of the magazine, immediately upon filing, Cerberus Capital Management entered into a $5 million debtor-in-possession credit line with General Media to provide General Media working capital. In October 2003, it was announced that Penthouse magazine was being put up for sale as part of a deal with its creditors, on November 13,2004, Guccione resigned as Chairman and CEO of Penthouse International, the parent of General Media. Penthouse filed for protection on September 17,2013. The magazines owner FriendFinder’s current common stock was wiped out and was no longer traded on the open market, in August 2013, FriendFinder’s stock was delisted from Nasdaq because it consistently failed to trade for more than $1Penthouse (magazine) – The first U.S. issue of Penthouse, September 1969
28. Playboy – Playboy is an American mens lifestyle and entertainment magazine. It was founded in Chicago in 1953, by Hugh Hefner and his associates, with a presence in nearly every medium. In addition to the magazine in the United States, special nation-specific versions of Playboy are published worldwide. The magazine has a history of publishing short stories by notable novelists such as Arthur C. Clarke, Ian Fleming, Vladimir Nabokov, Saul Bellow, Chuck Palahniuk, P. G. Wodehouse, Haruki Murakami, the magazine generally reflects a liberal editorial stance, although it often interviews conservative celebrities. After a year-long removal of most nude photos in Playboy magazine and he formed HMH Publishing Corporation, and recruited his friend Eldon Sellers to find investors. Hefner eventually raised just over $8,000, including from his brother and mother. However, the publisher of a mens adventure magazine, Stag, contacted Hefner. Hefner, his wife Millie, and Sellers met to seek a new name, considering Top Hat, Gentleman, Sir, Satyr, Pan, the first issue, in December 1953, was undated, as Hefner was unsure there would be a second. He produced it in his Hyde Park kitchen, the first centerfold was Marilyn Monroe, although the picture used originally was taken for a calendar rather than for Playboy. Hefner chose what he deemed the sexiest image, a previously unused nude study of Marilyn stretched with an arm on a red velvet background with closed eyes. The heavy promotion centered around Marilyns nudity on the calendar, together with the teasers in marketing. The first issue sold out in weeks, copies of the first issue in mint to near mint condition sold for over $5,000 in 2002. The novel Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, was serialized in the March, April, an urban legend started about Hefner and the Playmate of the Month because of markings on the front covers of the magazine. From 1955 to 1979, the P in Playboy had stars printed in or around the letter. The legend stated that this was either a rating that Hefner gave to the Playmate according to how attractive she was, the stars, between zero and 12, actually indicated the domestic or international advertising region for that printing. From 1966 to 1976, Robie Macauley was the Fiction Editor at Playboy, P. Donleavy, as well as poetry by Yevgeny Yevtushenko. Macauley also contributed all of the popular Ribald Classics series published between January 1978 and March 1984, christie Hefner, daughter of the founder Hugh Hefner, joined Playboy in 1975 and became head of the company in 1988Playboy – The front cover of the first issue of Playboy, December 1953
29. National Police Gazette – The National Police Gazette, commonly referred to as simply the Police Gazette, was an American magazine founded in 1845. The magazine was founded by two journalists, Enoch E. Camp, also an attorney, and George Wilkes, a transcontinental railroad booster and it began as a chronicler of crime and criminals, intended for consumption by the general public. In 1866, Wilkes and Camp sold the Gazette to George W. Matsell, the editor and proprietor from 1877 until his death in 1922 was Richard Kyle Fox, an immigrant from Ireland. Ostensibly devoted to matters of interest to the police, it was a publication, with lurid coverage of murders, Wild West outlaws. It was well known for its engravings and photographs of scantily clad strippers, burlesque dancers, for decades it was a staple furnishing of barber shops, where men would peruse it while waiting their turn to be shaved. The National Police Gazette enjoyed considerable popularity in the late 19th century and early decades of the 20th century, in 1932 the Police Gazette ceased publication, and was sold at auction for a nominal sum. During this period the paper appeared twice a month and took on more of the flavor of a girlie magazine. The Donenfeld/Hersey regime did not last long and the magazine changed hands again within a year, coming into the hands of Harold H. Roswell, the National Police Gazette continued on as a monthly publication in Roswells hands for many years. The Canadian newspaper publisher Joseph Azaria took it over in 1968, in its heyday it was immensely influential. In the first part of the 20th century, the United States became the centre for professional boxing and it was generally accepted that the world champions were those listed by the Police Gazette. After 1920, the National Boxing Association began to sanction title fights, in the same year, George Harbo and Frank Samuelsen invested their savings in an 18-foot rowboat, which they named Fox after the editor of the Gazette, Richard K. Fox. Numerous sources report the men were expecting either no money or only whatever money could be raised from exhibitions following successful completion of the voyage, the Gazette was also the only newspaper willing to attach its name to the endeavor as others considered it too risky. Explanatory notes Citations National Police Gazette site, a homage to the Police Gazettes style in coverage of current events, National Police Gazette archives, at Fultonhistory. comNational Police Gazette – A 1922 cover page
30. Smooth (magazine) – Smooth was established by Sandra Vasceannie in 2002. The magazine covers feature photos of women from around the world, Smooth also provides readers with coverage of new gadgets, cars, video games, politics, technology and sex. Vasceannie also publishes a magazine, Smooth Girl, which is a showcase for the kind of pin-up models featured in Smooth. New Magazines for Black Men Proudly Redefine the PinupSmooth (magazine) – Rosa Acosta on the back cover of Smooth magazine in 2009.
31. Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue – The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue is published annually by American Sports Illustrated magazine. The cover photograph features fashion models wearing swimwear in exotic locales, all models featured on the cover of the swimsuit issue in the magazines history have been women. According to some, the magazine is the arbiter of supermodel succession, the swimsuit issue of the magazine carries advertising that, in 2005 amounted to US$35 million in value. New issues come out around the middle of February or later, first published in 1964, it is credited with making the bikini, invented in 1946, a legitimate piece of apparel. The issue that got the most letters was the 1978 issue, the best selling issue was the 25th Anniversary Issue with Kathy Ireland on the cover in 1989. Other models within its pages, but not on its cover, include Cindy Crawford, Stephanie Seymour, Niki Taylor, Angie Everhart, the eight models featured on the cover of the 2006 issue were featured in a coffee-table book called Sports Illustrated, Exposure. Photographed by Raphael Mazzucco and produced by Diane Smith, the unprecedented reunion shoot featured 139 pages of previously-unpublished images, in 2006, the issue expanded publishing to handheld devices. In 2007, the issue was first available in China. The swimsuit issue was invented by Sports Illustrated editor Andre Laguerre to fill the winter months and he asked fashion reporter Jule Campbell to go on a shoot to fill space, including the cover, with a beautiful model. The first issue, released in 1964, entailed a cover featuring Babette March, however, the issue did not exclusively feature models until 1997. In the 1950s a few appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated. In 1997, Tyra Banks was the first black woman on the cover and that years issue was the first that was a stand-alone edition, separate from the regular weekly magazine. Female athletes have appeared in swimsuit shoots, in the 2003 issue, tennis player Serena Williams and figure skater Ekaterina Gordeeva were featured inside the magazine. In 2016, UFC fighter Ronda Rousey became the first female athlete to appear on the cover, however, Anna Kournikova appeared in an inset on the 2004 cover, and had a photo spread within its pages. In 2005, Olympic gold medalists Amanda Beard and Jennie Finch, along with Lauren Jackson, maria Sharapova appeared in an inset on the 2006 cover and had a spread inside. In spring 2006, Sports Illustrated chose music as the theme for the 2007 issue, Swimsuit editor Diane Smith wanted Grammy-winner Beyoncé Knowles to pose. In 2006, Beyoncé launched a line under her House of Deréon clothing label. Beyoncé Knowles became the first singer, and first non-model, to appear on the cover in 2007, in 2008, NFL cheerleaders appeared for the first timeSports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue – The first swimsuit issue cover
32. Stuff (magazine) – Stuff is a British mens magazine featuring reviews of consumer electronics and previews of future technology. International editions such as published in the United States include other articles of interest to a predominantly male audience. Stuff was first published in Britain in November 1996 by Dennis Publishing, a bi-monthly title, it followed the success of magazines such as FHM and Loaded in being pitched toward a young, male audience, with a focus on consumer goods and electronics. Facing declining circulation, its focus became more lifestyle orientated in 1998, rival publishing group Haymarket bought the title in January 1999, taking over publication from the issue dated February 1999 and refocusing the magazine to consumer electronics. In June 2007, private equity firm Quadrangle Group acquired Dennis Publishings US arm, later that year it announced that Stuff would cease publication as an independent title, returning to its origins as a regular section within Maxim, as of the latter titles November 2007 issue. Stuff often has a scantily clad woman on the cover, posing with the product covered in that editions main feature, there are multiple in-depth features, such as product reviews of laptops, digital audio players, technology editorials, digital cameras as well as advertising. Regular features include an adrenaline junkie article, and speculative pages about upcoming technology, such as the rumour mill, hot Stuff is the news section that features new or unreleased products. Top 10s of currently available items are featured toward the back of the magazine and these include products portable media players, phones, computers, laptops, digital cameras, televisions, video recorders, hi-fi, home cinema, gaming, home and sports. Like the vast majority of the magazine market in the UK. The magazine has undergone a number of redesigns during its lifetime, the US edition of Stuff was launched in 1999 by Dennis Publishing, Inc. the US arm of British publishing group Dennis Publishing. In June 2007, all but one of Denniss US titles were sold to private equity firm Quadrangle Group, founded in 2004, Stuff Magazine Malaysia is one of the countrys leading and best-selling consumer electronics, technology and lifestyle magazines. It is Published by Catcha Lifestyle Publications Sdn, Stuff magazine has been locally published in Singapore since 2004. The magazine gained recognition and established itself as a name in the consumer electronics. Its website launched in December 2013, the magazine was also relaunched and published by content owner Haymarket Media Group. Stuff India, the Indian edition of Stuff, launched on 1 December 2008 with a price of Rs.100. The magazine launched with a print run of 40,000 copies, Stuff India is edited by Nishant Padhiar, formerly the editor of T3 and consultant editor on AV MAX. Stuff South Africa was published under license by Times Media between 2007 and December 2012, in November 2012 the publishers announced that the licence had not been renewed, but that a new publishing venture would continue the title. Circulation has been recorded at 25,811, Stuff México was published under license by Grupo Medios starting June 2012Stuff (magazine) – June 2013 Stuff cover (UK edition)
33. Swank – Swank is an adult or pornographic magazine published in the United States. The first incarnation was launched by Victor Fox of Fox Comics in 1941 as a mens lifestyle, humorist Bruce Jay Friedman was an editor in the late 1950s. Along with its title, Stag, the magazine was bought by the Magna Publishing Group in 1993. Following that acquisition, the format of Swank changed to include sex, such as the use of sex toys, lesbian sex. There are also a series of DVDs and a website produced under the Swank name. Magna Publishing Group was bought by 1-800-PHONESEX in 2015, according to its current owner, Magna Publishing Group, Swank has been established for well over 65 years. A mens lifestyle title called Swank was launched in the early 1940s, beat poet John Fles also wrote for the magazine. In keeping with its connection to Magazine Management, in the early 1970s Swank ran a comics section that was created by Vaughn Bodē. During its first two decades of operation, Swank had breaks in publication lasting up to several years, the original format was similar to that of the popular mens title Esquire. Magazine archivist Phil Stephensen-Payne gives the date of the first issue as August 1941 and suggests that, after seven issues. Humphrey Bogart, Oscar Levant and Earl Wilson were among the guest contributors over this period, a later incarnation celebrated its 20th birthday on the cover of the October 1977 issue. By that time, the content included music-related feature articles by journalist, the Magna Publishing Group bought Swank, along with titles including Stag magazine, in 1993. The previous owner was Charles Chip Goodman, the son of Martin Goodman, gallery Official website Cover archive at Galactic CentralSwank – Swank, June 2004