Four More Years
After months of speculation, Time has announced their choice for “person of the year.” And not shockingly at all, it is president re-elect Barack Obama.
“We are in the midst of historic cultural and demographic changes, and Obama is both the symbol and in some ways the architect of this new America,” wrote Time editor Rick Stengel. “For finding Read More
Get Out the Vote
As a former person of the year, maybe You have some insight on who the Time Magazine person of the year should be this year. That’s right, You.
Remember back in 2006, when You were chosen as the person of the year for all that content sharing on the World Wide Web? Well, now, it’s six years later and You are not the person of 2012. But You still have opinions!
I was breastfed until I was 4 years old. Or 5, maybe. My mother has always been fuzzy on the exact math. I choose to go with 4, because as it is, people tend to look so shocked that I’m afraid their lower jaws might actually fracture were I to add a full year to my tenure suckling on what I reportedly liked to call “nippy.”
As you might imagine, this information became humiliating to me right around the time I sprouted my own breasts (sixth grade or seventh grade, depending on which breast you want to date from—they were Irish twins).
In Their Own Words
Could Bloomberg and Rahm Emanuel make a mayoral dynamic duo?
Chicago may not have elected Rahm Emanuel mayor quite yet, but that isn’t stopping Bloomberg: Hizzoner talked about his support for the former White House chief of staff to Time this week in an interview that also covered Madoff, gun control, and Bloomberg’s odd Read More
Last week Time magazine chose Mark Zuckerberg as its Person of the Year, even though Julian Assange won the popular vote.
This week Assange answers back, in the form of Saturday Night Live’s Bill Hader.
“Time magazine,” says faux Assange, “Always on the cutting edge, discovering Facebook only weeks after your grandmother.”
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Time magazine has rejected the will of the people and selected Mark Zuckerberg as person of the year.
Julian Assange won the popular vote, but as the editors at Time remind us, Zuckerberg is something of rebel himself:
“Like two of our runners-up this year, Julian Assange and the Tea Party, Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t Read More
From atop his family’s Time Magazine empire Henry (Hank) Luce III watched the latter half of the 20th century go by. But the view from his $7 million Sutton Place duplex was scarcely less thrilling.
Luce, who had three ex-wives and an even bigger collection of cast-iron toys, had plenty of space if he wanted Read More
A long time ago
The cover of this week’s Time, the Sept. 6 issue that says “Rethinking Homeownership” in very big letters, shows a nice yellow suburban American house against a deep blue sky. If you’re the type to spend a lot of time in the magazine’s nifty cover archives, it will remind you of something.
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Time Magazine is bloody but unbowed. Howard Kurtz shows Time editor Rick Stengel wearing an arm sling after shoulder surgery in his column this week. “[H]e’s the last man standing,” writes Mr. Kurtz.
When the Newsweek sale was announced in the spring, Mr. Stengel told The York Times that his magazine was “very Read More