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A Unique Way to Celebrate the Arts and Support a Good Cause

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 11.21.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

The magazine has a history of supporting the arts, and for many years it featured artwork of respected American Artists as their covers.

Requiem for the American Century

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 09.20.2014 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Seventy-three years ago, Henry Luce, the publisher of Time and Life magazines, called on his countrymen to "create the first great American Century." No one today could claim that this is Time's century, or the American Century, or perhaps anyone else's. Even the greatest empires now seem to have shortened lifespans.

How Time-Life and Mad Men Invented the American Century

Pia de Jong | Posted 09.15.2014 | Media
Pia de Jong

I have come from far away, but now I'm finally on the Olympus of American journalism: the famous, high-modernist Time-Life building in midtown Manhattan. Here the magazines that I grew up with -- Life, Time, People -- were published.

Why So Many Religious Leaders Made The Cover of Time

The Huffington Post | Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 10.18.2013 | Religion

If one were to gauge influence by the number of Time Magazine covers, Pope John Paul II is the most important religious figure in the publication's hi...

Yale's Secret Society Sheds Its Elitist Image

The Atlantic | Buster Brown | Posted 02.26.2013 | College

Yesterday, John Kerry embarked on his first trip abroad as secretary of state. The foreign dignitaries he meets will be aware of many of his accomplis...

Journalism Deathmatches, Then and Now

Phil Bronstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Phil Bronstein

A little bloodshed is good for the news business, particularly if journalism professionals are back to shooting at each other instead of collectively gathering around their own grave.

Is YouTube the Successor to Television -- Or to LIFE Magazine?

Dan Schiller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dan Schiller

YouTube's content may render it less like commercial TV than like a prior icon of our common culture, Life Magazine -- which failed as a weekly late in 1972.

Last Tango in Davos ... Globalism and Social Media Hook Up

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Ehrmann

Social media needs to grow up before living out its half-life like most other social experiments do or it will get co-opted by the globalist whale.

Great Houses of New York: River House, the Best Address, Part IV

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Henry Adams

As late as 1970 no apartment sale in New York had ever exceeded $1,000,000. At today's River House, indeed, there is none for less.

Obama's Rhetorical Inspirations: Presidents, Poets, and Hobbits

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

Here are the ten sources behind the most memorable lines of Obama's address.