Daily Bacon: One Direction No. 1 Threepeat
Dec04

Daily Bacon: One Direction No. 1 Threepeat

CHEWING THE FAT Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. Wednesday’s lighting signals Christmas is definitely here. One Direction. British boy band — SNL‘s musical act this week — earns its place in chart history as the first group to have its first three albums debut at No. 1. The lads’ latest, Midnight Memories, sold 546,000 copies in its first week. Billy Crystal. HBO will tape Crystal’s Broadway hit...

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We’ve Got Bad News… And Some Good News
Jan02

We’ve Got Bad News… And Some Good News

Old print journalists will never turn the pages of a Newsweek issue again… but Aaron Kushner, the new, first-time owner of the Orange County Register, is defying conventional wisdom by spending heavily to expand the printed edition and playing down digital formats. Orange County Register Owner Aaron Kushner Defies Trend To Shrink Costs Newsweek Publishes Final Print Issue -...

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Covering Obama And Gay Marriage
May14

Covering Obama And Gay Marriage

The Newsweek cover story was written by Andrew Sullivan, the popular — and openly gay — political blogger. Obama, Sullivan writes, “had to discover his black identity and then reconcile it with his white family, just as gays discover their homosexual identity and then have to reconcile it with their heterosexual family.”     Bob Staake, the artist who created “Spectrum of Light,” the New Yorker cover:...

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Hey Ladies: Is Sexual Domination In Vogue?
Apr17

Hey Ladies: Is Sexual Domination In Vogue?

A controversial Newsweek cover story by Katie Roiphe concludes that as women gain power in the workplace, they want to be dominated in the bedroom. The magazine article looks at everything from the bestselling erotic BDSM novel “Fifty Shades of Grey” to HBO’s new series “Girls” and concludes sexual domination is in vogue. What do you say?...

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Newsweek Goes Retro For ‘Mad Men’
Jan13

Newsweek Goes Retro For ‘Mad Men’

Newsweek is planning an issue marking the return of “Mad Men” in March by adopting the magazine’s 1960s design. Editor Tina Brown said she thought of the idea while talking with Matthew Weiner, creator and executive producer of “Mad Men,” about ways to treat its season-five premiere on March 25. Brown in Ad Age: Newsweek was very much on the cultural forefront at the time of the show. It covered the...

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