Step Child of Consumer Electronics First let me say that the New Republic redesign is beautiful and the experience is better than the majority of PDF magazines available on the play store. Now the problems. $10 more to subscribe on Android than on the website or through iPad. The first issue is not complimentary. And if you have a print subscription there doesn't seem to be any way to input your credentials for bundled digital access. I hardly carry my iPad but i'm strongly considering selling my oft carried Nexus 7 for an iPad Mini purely for the digital reading experience. The dichotomy of app experience between the two eco-systems still favors the iPad and that's a shame.
Dumbed-down version of it's former self I'm finally giving up on TNR after about 30 years of reading. It used to have an intellectually challenging view of current events and politics, but has degraded in the direction of blog/MSNBC - style tribalism. The "Arts" half of the equation is still good, but doesn't justify the cost of a subscription on it's own.
No Play Newstand Access for Subscribers? I have been a loyal print subscriber for decades - 40 years in point of fact. As subscribers who are iPad & iPhone owners have enjoyed digital access for some time, I was confident the same benefit would be extended to Android device users. For inscrutable reasons, we are excluded. Is it merely that Apple products are hip in Washington?
Wow! Was a print subscriber for years, but that was long ago. Read about the redesign in the NYT. Excellent job, formats beautifully on the Nexus 7. Great reading, I'm impressed. Even the ads are interesting!
Vertically-integrated digital media companies need to align themselves from the metabolism perspective to create magical experiences via fearlessness in innovation.
Hell no! Buttload of propaganda.