The Atlantic Cities relaunches as CityLab

CityLab logoAtlantic Media owns not just The Atlantic magazine but also its website, the website for social news for the next generation called The Wire, the business news website Quartz, the magazines National Journal and Government Executive – and now CityLab, the website about cities.

CityLab “is dedicated to the people who are creating the cities of the future – and those who want to live there. Through analysis, original reporting, and visual storytelling, [CityLab] coverage focuses on the biggest ideas and most pressing issues facing the world’s metro areas and neighborhoods.”

Formerly called The Atlantic Cities, the site relaunched in May 2014 with an expanded editorial mission. It has added three new verticals – crime, weather and maps – as well as a section called Navigator that will offer more lifestyle content.

The editor is Sommer Mathis,, @sommermathis. The office is located in Washington, DC, and pitches should go to

US publisher adds a DIY fashion magazine from BurdaStyle

BurdaStyle magazine coverBurdaStyle, the German print magazine “for people who sew,” has added a US edition. The European pattern-maker now publishes in over 90 countries and 17 languages. American enthusiast publisher F+W Media has entered into a licensing agreement publish a quarterly in the US.

The editorial covers BurdaStyle patterns, in-depth instructions, plus sewing tips, techniques, and information, DIY pages to take runway trends home, contests, and member tips.

First and business class passengers on United Airlines will get a little more luxury

Rhapsody magazine coverRhapsody is a new luxury lifestyle print magazine available to United’s premium-cabin customers and visitors to United Global First lounges and United Club locations.

The monthly will focus on the “personalities and trends that define affluent living and thought in the 21st century.” The editorial covers timely news and insights about the latest in culture, luxury goods, fine dining, fashion and hospitality.

It is produced by custom publisher Ink Publishing, which also creates United’s other magazine, Hemispheres. Jordan Heller,, the current editor-in-chief of that magazine, will also edit this one.

New online magazine covers – and is written by – adoptees

Gazillion Voices logoGazillion Voices, the online monthly magazine, grew out of the “Land of Gazillion Adoptees” blog written by Korean adoptee Kevin Haebeom Vollmers, now co-editor of the magazine.

Vollmers wanted to “create a platform for adoptees and their allies to bring topics important to the adoption community to life through rich, compelling, and thought-provoking content that will be accessible to the broader community and will ultimately reframe and reshape the conversation about adoption.”

The editorial covers exclusive cover stories; columns and opinion pieces; film and photo essays that show adoptees in their everyday lives; podcasts that dive into complex issues; video interviews with adoptees from all across the US and world; and thoughts and perspectives about research/policy/legislation, arts/culture, literature, and food.

Co-editors are Kevin Vollmers of Minneapolis,, and Shelise Gieseke, an adoptee who grew up in New Ulm, MN.

Android phone users inspire a new print magazine

Android Life magazine coverThe Android operating system for smartphones has steadily gained market share and is the leader in many parts of the world. The publisher of iPhone Life magazine, the Fairfield, IA-based Mango Life Media, now has launched a print magazine of its own.

Android Life is designed to help users of Android phones and tablets get the most from their gadgets. The quarterly title will features reviews, apps, accessories and tips highlighting the Google-owned operating system, along with in-depth reviews of the latest devices.

The print edition launched in March of 2014. Nina Benjamin is the executive editor and Donna Cleveland,, is the managing editor.