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$10 for 26 Issues ($19.95 Value)
Rolling Stone's iconic pages offer movie and music reviews, political commentary, and in-depth articles on big stars, such as recent subjects President Barack Obama, Jay-Z, Adele, Justin Bieber, and Bob Dylan. Over one year, subscribers get 26 issues and free access to a complete online archive of back issues.
In 1967, there was no better way for a fledgling magazine to capture the public's imagination than by featuring John Lennon on its first cover. Rolling Stone’s founders, Jann Wenner and Ralph Gleason, were never the type to pass up capturing lightning in a bottle, and so their magazine's November 9 debut prominently featured Lennon less than six months after the release of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. The choice established that Rolling Stone's crew had their finger on the pulse of the late '60s student generation that, from their headquarters in northern California, they understood well.
Today, Rolling Stone still displays the same level of shrewd tastemaking in all things music and politics, although the magazine has since expanded its focus to encompass entertainment such as television and movies. Each biweekly issue covers music, pop culture, and politics in an authoritative but relatable voice that moves easily from pop album reviews to serious investigative journalism. Subscribers can also access the mag’s robust website, where they can listen to music, post their own concert reviews, and peruse an online archive of past issues.