The cover of the new issue of Bloomberg Businessweek offers a terrifying glimpse of what photoshop can do to illustrate how the presidency can do to the appearence. And it’s not pretty.
In 2016, Barack Obama will have more wrinkles, more grey hair and what appears to be larger ears (or maybe they are just floppier?), according to the Businessweek art department. And that’s just on the outside. On the inside, it may even be worse. Because the photoshop job is actually a metaphor for the difficulties that the president-elect faces.
Bloomberg Businessweek, the magazine known for its provocative and striking covers, has dropped another one today: “IT’S GLOBAL WARMING, STUPID,” reads the (huge) text, with an illustration of a flooded city street after Hurricane Sandy.
“Our cover story this week may generate controversy,” wrote editor Josh Tyrangiel on Twitter. “But only among the stupid.”
Ever-progressive world policy journal The Economist ran a piece about the tragic state of sobriety in the workplace. Their argument boiled down to: Everyone is boring without booze, which while often true, isn’t necessarily something you’d expect to find in The Economist.
Neither is the correction at the bottom of the piece.
The American Society of Magazine Editors named New York‘s Demi Moore-referencing, pregnant after 50 photoillustration the best cover of the year. It’s certainly burned into our skull.
If they were giving out prizes for best ledes, the same issue of New York would be our top pick as well. Remember?
Apparently Bloomberg BusinessWeek has a severe beef with the very idea of any future government bailouts of U.S. financial firms. Readers who use an RSS reader have seen Chris Farrell’s Monday evening missive titled “End Bailouts — No Ifs, Ands, or Buts” cycle before their eyes untold times today.
The Observer wouldn’t have Read More
The Social Network
Jilted identical twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss attended a screening of “The Social Network” yesterday with Bloomberg BusinessWeek, to pick apart the facts from the fiction in the retelling of the Facebook creation myth. Unsurprisingly, the two Olympic rowers — who, after claiming ownership of the Facebook idea, successfully sued Mark Zuckerberg for $65 million in Read More
“The genre of corporate Twitter writing does not, as a rule, lend itself to brilliance. Noteworthiness is not the goal. Diligence and volume tend to be the yardsticks by which one’s opus is measured. The prolific Scott Monty, head of social media at Ford, is often cited by his peers as a luminary of the Read More
New York Times technology correspondent and Bits blogger Brad Stone has been scooped up by Bloomberg BusinessWeek editor Josh Tyrangiel.
Mr. Stone launched his career at Newsweek in 1996, taking up coverage of Silicon Velly for the newsweekly two years later. He will work out of Bloomberg’s San Francisco bureau.
He has a piece in Read More
Newsweek has gotten the most attention for moving offices after it went downtown to Hudson Street last year only to find out that it will be returning to midtown this summer.
Today The Wall Street Journal takes a look at media companies in the middle of real estate moves. And what Read More
Tomorrow marks the launch of a new digital news source for financial professionals–Reuters Insider, a searchable video network stocked full of niche content from all corners of the market.
Insider will allow subscribers to follow the specific markets that are relevant to their work and would narrow down the broad stream of market news Read More