A trend in many magazine-style articles is to take a quote from the body of the article and place it in its own blockquote or other special formatting, then place it somewhere irrelevant in the flow of the document.
SOME NON-SEQUITUR NONSENSE
Is there a name for this practice? It can occasionally add some context as an image caption, but most of the time it simply breaks the flow of reading with some non-sequitur nonsense, as above.
In all honesty, the whole reason I want a name for this is so that I can complain about it more effectively. I work at a publishing company, and I've seen this practice sneak into a few of our books. In addition, it's quite common in professional blogs such as The Verge, witness the obnoxious orange text splattered throughout.