Time vs Newsweek: provocative covers stir controversy

Time vs Newsweek: provocative covers stir controversy

Last week Time magazine’s cover brought the breastfeeding and attachment parenting debate into the national spotlight. This week it was Newsweek’s turn to stir up controversy, with its cover on the First Gay President. Time magazine not only brought attention to the attachment parenting movement, it also inspired conversation on using provocative images and copy to revive the ailing print industry. Many critics are calling this issue a “stroke of genius” and “an example of print well done,” including magazine expert Samir Husni. Newsweek came out with its controversial copy and image combo just a few days later, with similar results. The cover featured a tight shot of President Obama with a rainbow-colored halo above…

Korean singer Rain wins TIME’s top 100 poll

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For the third time, K-pop sensation Rain has taken the top spot in Time magazine’s ‘most influential person in the world’ poll. Taiwanese pop star Jay Chou came in second, Susan Boyle came in third. Justin Beiber’s fans must have been too busy trolling Esperanza Spalding. The Bieb came in at #163. If the poll is mainly a popularity contest, then Michelle Obama is more popular than her husband. But Sarah Palin is more popular than either. Kanye West, Amy Chua and Kim Kardashian are the least popular. Although he is already the most influential person in the world. Rain still has one goal-to conquer America. Do you love Rain? He dances real good!