It’s too late to buy gifts, you say. Hanukkah is over, and Christmas is so close, I’ll have to use my skills at martial arts to fend off the other last minute shoppers, and the last time I did that I sprained an ankle attempting my “signature kick” and also got a concussion from a Read More
off the record
Time editor-at-large Fareed Zakaria has lately been the subject of much chatter among colleagues past and present—some of it rather unpleasant for the marquee pundit. And while Time and CNN have done a review of his work and are satisfied that no further issues remain, it doesn’t look like his problems are over just yet: Read More
Time contributor Fareed Zakaria’s fate at the magazine just came in via press release. Here’s what we got:
We have completed a thorough review of each of Fareed Zakaria’s columns for TIME, and we are entirely satisfied that the language in question in his recent column was an unintentional error and an isolated incident for which Read More
HOW THIS ALL WENT DOWN
Remember that time Newsweek magazine was put up for sale by The Washington Post and then “saved” by then-91-year-old stereo magnate Sidney Harman (of the wonderful line of audio/visual products Harman + Kardon)? Well, less than two years ago, that actually happened. Now, that era is over, as the Harman family is done investing in Newsweek. As a result, IAC is now a majority owner, with a print publication on its books. How, exactly, did any of this happen in the first place?
Yesterday Newsweek/Daily Beast editor Tina Brown reclaimed her crown as queen of controversial covers. It had been briefly snatched by Rick Stengel, whose Magazine of the Year, TIME, caused a media firestorm Thursday by featuring a hot, young mom breastfeeding a three-year-old on its cover. TIME’s image was more arresting, but the May 21 Read More
Thanks to Ann Romney, Hilary Rosen, and the absurdist theatrics of the presidential race, the ancient human condition known as motherhood is having a controversial moment. This week, TIME jumps into the fray with a cover story on “attachment parenting,” the school of child-rearing popularized by The Baby Book. Baby Book author Dr. Bill Sears prescribes breast-feeding into toddlerhood, letting babies sleep in your bed, and wearing babies around all day in a sling.
Time magazine named “The Protester” the person of the year, in recognition of the global rise of populist movements. It was quite a blow to the Apple devouts expecting to wake up to Steve Jobs‘s face this morning. (Raising the existential question, can one “snub” the dead?)
Newsweek owner Sidney Harman probably would have been delighted if Fareed Zakaria seriously considered taking over the magazine, but he doesn’t want anything to do with management, or trying to help figure out that dark, mysterious, scary future of journalism.
Mr. Zakaria told David Carr, “I very much want to be in the business of Read More
And here’s the latest blow to NewsweeK: Fareed Zakaria is packing his bags and heading over to Time. He represents yet another high profile departue from the magazine, and this move must cement the feeling to the old guard at Newsweek that their era really is over. Mr. Zakaria isn’t going into academica (Evan Thomas is doing that), Read More
Let’s just get this out of the way: The CIA doesn’t hire working journalists. Not American ones, anyway. It stopped in 1976 after an embarrassing investigation by Sen. Frank Church (D-ID) revealed that infiltrating news teams was just one of several bad habits dating to the 1950s. But we can’t help imagining the clinking of Read More