Blast has been under the knife lately, and the facelift is coming along nicely.

The navigation is more conducive to all screen resolutions, and our dynamic archives system kicked off in mid-March, powered by WordPress.

We designed the hell out of Blast as our editorial and creative staff continually try to provide that perfect magazine experience online.

And, of course, you need premium written and visual content to make that possible.

First, the visual.

Welcome to the travel and swimwear issue! This month, Blast partnered with UjENA Swimwear and some beautiful young ladies to showcase this season’s trends. Our fashionista, Elle Bowman, explains exactly what those trends are. Apparently, clubkinis are all the rage right now.

In the written world, Nathan Hurst makes his Blast debut, by sharing an excellent travel article that will help you see Europe on a pauper’s (or college student’s) salary.

Also new to the magazine, Samantha Porter hits the ground running as she tells the tale of Josh Wolf, the next generation of journalism’s first martyr. Sadly, this true story is the world we live in right now.

Congratulations are due to Martin Scorsese. He finally got his Oscar, and we’ve looked into his latest and greatest achievements.

Blast’s staff blogs are well underway right now. PRrag, the one that started it all, has made the move to Blast. Mark Scalia’s Made Hand poker blog is off to a great start, and Trevor Timm’s PSA, Politics, Sports, Anything blog has made the move from Blogger to Blast.

You’re also finally going to see my review of comedian Ian Coburn’s book “God is a Woman,” which is absurdly funny and all too true.

That’s what we’ve got going on in April so far, enjoy!

About The Author

John Guilfoil is the editor-in-chief of Blast: Boston's Online Magazine and the Blast Magazine Network. He can be reached at [email protected]. Tweet @johnguilfoil.

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