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The New FHM: An Explanation

For sure you want to know why we did this
by Allan P. Hernandez | Mar 7, 2016
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You know David Bowie, right?

He died recently, and it was big news in music. Bowie's the sort of guy every hipster kid can namedrop even though the man was already 69 when he logged out because, well, you're not cool if you're not into Bowie. In fact, he was supposed to be beyond cool. He wasn't supposed to die. He was supposed to change into something else. At various times he had been an alien, a duke, a junkie, a man, a woman, and many other things besides. He had an early hit called "Changes"—"Turn and face the strange ch-ch-changes..."— and that's what he was exactly.

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You can say FHM is currently undergoing a real Bowie moment. The change is both subtle and drastic. I'll leave it up to you to notice it. If you're an old reader, you'll see it right from the get-go ("Where's the body on the cover?!"). If you're a new reader, you'll be confused ("Where's the body on the cover?!"). More things have been shaken up inside.

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For sure you want to know why we did this. Well, tastes change. People change. What we were 16 years ago is just not the same as who we are now. This is also true, maybe much more so, of the new crop of young cover stars we hope to feature soon. Let's just say, the bombshell may have finally ceased to exist. So the change—and with it, a new way of presenting this change.

And—you've changed.

This we can say: You guys are smarter, sharper, cooler now than you were when we first started. It would be a shame if we didn't change along with you. So here's to the new FHM you can really sink your teeth into.

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By the way, Justin Bieber's changed, too. I had a moral crisis admitting the son of a bitch has got good songs now.

Acting Editor in Chief


The New FHM starts with our March 2016 issue, available in supermarkets, convenience stores, newsstands, and bookstores nationwide. Grab a copy now!

You can also score digital copies through the FHM app on Apple App Store ( and on Google Play (, Buqo, and the Summit Media Newsstand (!

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