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Clocks Are Hampering Your Creativity and, More Importantly, Your Happiness

Clocks, with their never ending ticktock reminding us of the passage of time, may be a terrible instrument to organize our work lives around.

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John Oliver Explains How Native Advertising Is Killing News

The most profitable news websites are fueled by so-called native ads—paid advertisements disguised as original news content. John Oliver finds a funny way of explaining why the future of news is in jeopardy.

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Zakaria Suspended After Acknowledging Plagiarism

Fareed Zakaria, a CNN host and editor-at-large for Time magazine, has been suspended by both news organizations after he admitted to plagiarizing parts of a story from The New Yorker. Zakaria apologized once the allegations came to light.

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Twitter Relents, Rolls Out Expanded Tweets

After an extended spat between lovers of expansive prose and the defenders of Twitter’s trademark 140-character tweets, the social media company has announced it will give certain organizations the ability to pepper their updates with pop-ups that feature more written and visual material.

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President Enough

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American Media, Stay Away From Me

American news media outlets such as Time and Newsweek are keeping the U.S. in the dark about world issues; a Silicon Valley startup has dreamed up a ship for international techies to avoid immigration problems; and Wi-Fi and cellphones are making us sick—or are they? These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Americans Really ‘Like’ Facebook

A recent Nielsen report shows that Americans reached a new cultural milestone in May: They collectively spent 53.5 billion minutes on Facebook that month.

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A River of Misinformation on Montana Oil Spill

After roughly 42,000 gallons of oil spewed into the Yellowstone River in Montana last weekend, federal documents show that Exxon Mobil officials were not candid with the public about the length of time it took to seal the burst pipe. (more)

Posted on Jul 7, 2011 READ MORE


Person of the Year Zuckerberg

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Time’s Person of 2010

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Time Taps Zuckerberg as Person of the Year

He may disagree with his characterization in “The Social Network,” but Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg may have been done some good by screen scribe Aaron Sorkin’s and director David Fincher’s depiction of him in their overachieving film, as it turns out.

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Washington Post’s ‘Contempt’ for Readers

Why does the Washington Post allow an employee of Time Warner to write commentaries on Time Warner? That’s the question posed by Glenn Greenwald, who writes that the paper “employs as its media critic an employee of Time Warner, the largest media conglomerate in the world.” (continued)

Posted on Aug 30, 2010 READ MORE


Time Magazine: Now for Adults

The Onion mocks Time’s glossy infographics and inane weekly updates on Jesus and depression with this biting parody.

Posted on Aug 25, 2010 READ MORE


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International Bird Rescue Research Center / WikiCommons

Time Magazine Puts Contrarian Spin on Spill

Relying primarily on a controversial Louisiana expert with previous ties to BP but also quoting a leader of the Audubon Society, Time magazine has posted a contrarian report arguing that the environmental damage of the Deepwater Horizon disaster has been overblown.

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Russia’s Father Time

In an effort to “breathe new life into business activity,” Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has reduced the number of time zones in his country from 11 to nine. More time zone collapsing could lie ahead, with Medvedev suggesting Russia could get by with maybe five.

Posted on Mar 28, 2010 READ MORE


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Are We Too Wired to Read?

With multiple gadgets and screens constantly running, and perhaps even a different sense of time than our forebears had, it’s no surprise that powering down long enough to curl up with a book is becoming an endangered activity—although, as David L. Ulin argues in the Los Angeles Times, it’s still a very vital contemplative practice to pursue.

Posted on Aug 13, 2009 READ MORE


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Newsweeklies on the Brink

So, Time and Newsweek have had to reinvent themselves in the face of flagging circulation numbers and built-in relevance issues (i.e., they were created at a time when there were too many newspapers, crazy as that sounds now), but as The Atlantic’s Michael Hirschorn notes, there’s one weekly news digest that’s going strong while others falter.

Posted on Jul 2, 2009 READ MORE


Swindler of the Year

In a sense, we’re all Bernie Madoff. We’ve been running our economy in accordance with his accounting principles for a generation—and now we face a most unpleasant reckoning.

Posted on Dec 31, 2008 READ MORE


Caroline Kennedy Asks to Be Time’s Person of the Year

Caroline Kennedy would like to be considered Time magazine’s Person of the Year for 2009 and has let the magazine’s editor know of her interest in the honor, aides to Ms. Kennedy confirmed this week.

Posted on Dec 22, 2008 READ MORE


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Time Magazine Reveals Completely Unsurprising Award Choice

Here’s a news bite that could have written itself a few weeks, if not months, ago: Barack Obama is Time’s 2008 Person of the Year. Even the magazine’s editorial staff members knew that the choice would hardly shock anyone, but they allowed themselves to be swept along by the tides of history—or perhaps inevitability.

Posted on Dec 17, 2008 READ MORE


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Obama of the Year

Joining the ranks of you, Kenneth Starr and the computer, Barack Obama has, not surprisingly, achieved the most prestigious superlative in history’s magazine of choice: Time’s “Person of the Year.”

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Mark Halperin Labels Election Coverage ‘Disgusting’

Time’s veteran political reporter calls coverage of the 2008 election, during both the primary and general election, “the most disgusting failure of people in our business since the Iraq war” because of “extreme bias, extreme pro-Obama coverage.”

Posted on Nov 25, 2008 READ MORE



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Joe Klein on the ‘Flagrantly Dreadful’ Joe Lieberman

Time’s political sage offers the thorniest of olive branches to the Connecticut senator, who, he writes, “has been a flagrantly dreadful public figure these past two years.”

Posted on Nov 7, 2008 READ MORE


Carney and Wallace

McCain Aide: Palin Doesn’t Need to Talk to the Press

According to McCain campaign strategist Nicole Wallace, it doesn’t matter if Sarah Palin talks to the press because Palin can make “her own points” in her speeches, directly to the American people, as she did in St. Paul last week. “Who cares if she can talk to Time magazine?” Wallace asks Jay Carney of, yes, Time magazine in this clip.

Posted on Sep 6, 2008 READ MORE


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McCain’s Attention Deficit

While the spotlight is starting to singe the Democrats, it’s true that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have gotten heaping doses of attention compared with the supposed media darling, John McCain. Here’s one indication: The covers of Time and Newsweek have featured the face of an Obama or a Clinton eight times since Super Tuesday.

Posted on Apr 29, 2008 READ MORE


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Putin Is Time’s ‘Person of the Year’

Time magazine has decided to celebrate “order before freedom,” as the newsweekly put it, with its “person of the year” selection, because “if Russia succeeds as a nation-state in the family of nations, it will owe much of that success to one man, Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin.”

Posted on Dec 19, 2007 READ MORE


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Jenna Bush Dodges Military Service Question

How does the Bush family, including First Twin Jenna Bush, handle all the critical media coverage about George W.?  According to Jenna, they “don’t watch too much television.”  And, when asked by Time reporter Carolyn Sayre why she isn’t serving in Iraq, she insisted, ” ... It’s not even a practical question.”  Oh.

Posted on Oct 11, 2007 READ MORE


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Gonzales Wobbles, but He Won’t Fall Down

As Republicans’ fealty flags and suspicions multiply about Attorney General Alberto Gonzales’ trustworthiness, what could possibly be preventing Gonzales from losing his job?  Here are a couple of educated guesses from Time’s Massimo Calabresi.

Posted on Aug 3, 2007 READ MORE


The Benefits of Slow Journalism

Is Justice Ruth Ginsburg in poor health, or did she just lose a shoe? The answer depends on how quickly—and accurately—you get your news.

Posted on Apr 5, 2007 READ MORE


Nixon and Ford

Did Ford Trade Nixon Pardon for Presidency?

Victor Navasky, publisher emeritus of The Nation, recalls the magazine’s legal battle over Gerald Ford’s memoirs and the alleged deal the former president struck to pardon Richard Nixon.

Posted on Dec 29, 2006 READ MORE


Eye of the Beholder

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Marie Cocco: Narcissism Ascendant

Time magazine’s awarding of its “Person of the Year” honors to “You” reflects a depressing triumph of egotism in our culture.

Posted on Dec 20, 2006 READ MORE


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Congratulations, You Won

Time announced its “person of the year” on Saturday, dissing everyone from Ahmadinejad to Pelosi in order to declare “you” the winner. Don’t you feel special? Specifically, the magazine highlighted websites including YouTube, Wikipedia and MySpace for “bringing together the small contributions of millions of people and making them matter.”

Posted on Dec 17, 2006 READ MORE


Time magazine covers
Left: Think Progress / Right two: Media Matters

The Media’s Centrist Bias

With the battle to frame the meaning of the election ongoing, the media have started to weigh in with a vote for the center.  Time, which referred to the ‘94 Republican takeover of Congress as a “GOP Stampede,” calls the center the “new place to be,” while Newsweek’s cover bizarrely claims the election validates the “centrist” politics of George H.W. Bush. (h/t: Think Progress)

Posted on Nov 13, 2006 READ MORE


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Maher: ‘You Can’t Call Yourself a Think Tank if All Your Ideas Are Stupid’

Bill Maher delivers a stirring and passionate rebuke to the neocons who so tragically misplanned the Iraq war. (Video & Transcript)

Posted on Oct 22, 2006 READ MORE


Dick Cheney
From Time

Cheney Cops to the Obvious

In an interview with Time magazine, Dick Cheney said it was “premature” to have said “we were over the hump in terms of violence.”
Quick, someone give the vice president a dog biscuit!
We have to positively reinforce every instance of truth that accidentally escapes his lips.

Posted on Oct 19, 2006 READ MORE


Hadden and Luce
Time Inc. /From "The Man Time Forgot"

The Betrayal at the Heart of Time Magazine

Why did Henry Luce, titan of 20th-century journalism, bury the legacy of his boyhood friend and rival, Time magazine co-founder Briton Hadden? That’s the provocative and never-before-told story at the heart of the new book “The Man Time Forgot.” Truthdig interviews its author, Isaiah Wilner. (Above: Hadden, left, and Luce, center, in 1925.)

Posted on Oct 10, 2006 READ MORE


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Left: NYT Mag; right: Time (composition: Blair Golson / Truthdig)

Elephant Backsides on Parade

Weird: Both Time magazine and The New York Times Magazine are using images of elephant backsides to illustrate cover stories this week—but for wildly different purposes: Time is writing about the breakdown of Republican society, and The N.Y. Times Mag is writing about the breakdown of actual elephant society. (more…)

Posted on Oct 9, 2006 READ MORE


The Secret Letter From Iraq

It started as an e-mail to friends and family, but soon found its way to the in-boxes of retired generals and Capitol Hill staffers: It’s a U.S. Marine’s account of how his experience of Iraq realities contrasts sharply with the narrative being presented by the White House. Check it out in Time magazine.

Posted on Oct 9, 2006 READ MORE


Uncle Sam's middle finger
From superfrenchie.com

America to Bush: Drop Dead!

Bush’s approval rating stands at 36%, according to a new Time poll (scroll down); that’s down from 38% in August.

  • Also: Two-thirds believe the GOP tried to cover up Foleygate—i.e.,  two-thirds believe Hastert is lying.

  • Posted on Oct 6, 2006 READ MORE


    Bill Maher and Jesus Camp

    Maher & Mixed Panel Debate ‘Jesus Camp’

    Bill Maher and a panel including Reza Aslan (a Muslim), Sandy Rios (a conservative Christian) and Bradley Whitford (a liberal Episcopalian) discuss the morality of raising “Christian soldiers” to fight in God’s army, as depicted in the movie “Jesus Camp.”

    Posted on Sep 25, 2006 READ MORE


    Bill Maher
    From HBO

    Maher: Scientists ‘Cut and Run’ on Pluto

    Bill Maher sends up conservatives’ war on science, abortion and the United Nations in this planetary riff during the first new episode of his HBO series “Real Time with Bill Maher.”

    Posted on Aug 28, 2006 READ MORE


    Cowboy Diplomacy
    From Time magazine

    Even Ascendant, Condi is Still Ineffectual

    From this week’s Time magazine cover story: Although the secretary of state has persuaded Bush to give diplomacy a go in the fight against radical Islam, Rice “has yet to pull off any major diplomatic breakthrough that could burnish the Bush legacy.”

    Posted on Jul 10, 2006 READ MORE


    Who Knows Bush’s Mind Best?

    According to Time magazine, it’s not Karl Rove, but 26-year-old Blake Gottesman, who became the president’s gopher-in-chief (body man) after dating Bush’s daughter Jenna in high school.

    Posted on Jun 13, 2006 READ MORE


    The Problem With ‘Christianists’

    Conservative writer Andrew Sullivan is angry about the way Republicans have intertwined faith and politics.

    Posted on May 8, 2006 READ MORE


    Report: Bush Aide Advises Rattling Saber on Iran for Political Gain

    Josh Bolten, the president’s new chief of staff, has reportedly counseled Bush that talking tough on Iran will shore up his national security polling numbers.
    Update: Oh, yeah: Iran may pull out of the nonproliferation treaty.

    Posted on Apr 24, 2006 READ MORE


    Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

    By Blair Golson

    Back in 1968, it wasn’t the Fox network but Time and the Washington Post that branded war critics as fifth columnists. Also, read about an illegal wiretap operation that makes today’s version look downright cordial.

    Posted on Jan 15, 2006 READ MORE


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