Time Magazine

Beyoncé Doesn’t Need Sheryl Sandberg’s ‘Time’ 100 Co-sign

This week, Beyoncé appears on the cover of Time‘s annual issue celebrating the 100 most influential people in the world. Besides Pharrell, she’s the only musician to make the “Titans” section of the list, alongside the likes of Fed leader Janet Yellen, Chinese tech mogul Pony Ma, and Hillary Clinton. As Bey herself says in a video from the cover shoot (below), it’s quite an honor “because it’s not about fashion, or beauty, or music — it’s about the influence I’ve had on culture.” … Read More

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The Year’s Most Controversial Magazine Covers [NSFW]

Observation: Now that we’re all focused on the aggressive stupidity of say, the average Upworthy headline or the listicle about Syria presented entirely in Jurassic Park GIFs, the magazine cover is no longer such a great vehicle for shock delivery. That did not, however, keep some outlets from doing their level best to shock America out of (what they perceive to be) its bovine complacency. Here are 2013’s most memorable examples. … Read More

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Which of Your Favorite Cultural Icons Made the TIME 100?

Time has just published its annual list of the “100 Most Influential People in the World.” Most of the names you expect are there — Barack Obama, Kim Jong-un, the lady who invented Spanx — but here at Flavorpill, we’re especially interested in the magazine’s picks within the cultural realm. Along with the obvious choices (Adele, Harvey Weinstein, Stephen Colbert), some intriguing trends emerge. All five of the actors on the list are women, for example, and the only two filmmakers come from Muslim countries. See who made the cut after the jump, and be sure to click through and read the blurbs by celebrities who are just as noteworthy as their subjects. … Read More

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Famous Magazines’ First Covers

In celebration of their 154th anniversary, our friends at The Atlantic shared a photo of their first cover, from November 1857. The difference between that image and the very different design the magazine is rocking these days sparked our curiosity about what some of today’s best-loved and most widely read publications looked like in their infancy. After the jump, we’ve rounded up debut covers of everything from The New Yorker to Vogue to Spin. We have to admit, some of them really surprised us: Who knew People started off so classy? Or that Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz’s baby was TV Guide‘s first cover model? Journey with us through media and design history after the jump. … Read More

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2011’s Most Influential Pop Culture Icons

TIME magazine has released its annual “TIME 100″ list of the most influential people in the world. The class of 2011 is a typically eclectic group, ranging from world leaders to activists to terrorists to businesspeople. Nearly a third of the list is comprised of folks from the culture sphere — from moguls and showrunners to actors and musicians. We round up those entries after the jump, with direct links so you can read the blurbs, many of which were composed by other artists and celebrities. … Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has been named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year, making him the second youngest recipient of the award ever, after Charles Lindbergh in 1927. In case you’re curious, the Tea Party was the runner-up among Time editors (and the top choice among readers), followed by Julian Assange, Hamid Karzai, and… Read More

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10 Sites to Bookmark From Time’s Top 50

Time magazine released its top 50 websites of 2010 yesterday, with categories ranging from productivity to food to games. They first started picking the best of the web back in 2002, when they highlighted the Onion, Epinions, and now defunct gaming site flipside.com, among others. In 2005 Flavorpill was honored as one of the “coolest” sites on the web in the Lifestyle, Health and Hobbies section. So allow us to pick out our favorite 10 of this year’s list, with a focus on what we know best. Get ready to add a few new sites to your bookmarks that will help you travel, monitor your finances, eat better and, of course, waste your free time playing games. … Read More

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15 Writers Who’ve Graced the Cover of Time

The cover of this week’s Time Magazine features writer Jonathan Franzen, whose new novel, Freedom, publishes at the end of August. As the New York Times points out, he’ll be the first living writer on the cover in ten years. To get there, an author must brew the perfect combination of sales, publicity, and cultural impact. (Only a small fraction of the authors on Time’s 100 Novels list ever made the cut for a spot on the cover.) After the jump, we’ll take you through the last 15 Time covers featuring a living writer, and explain what landed them there. … Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. Time Magazine has selected Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke as its Person of the Year. [via Reuters]
2. There’s a new trailer up for Tim Burton‘s Alice in Wonderland, and it looks like Helena Bonham Carter is going to steal the show. [via Pop Candy]
3. Kill… Read More

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Hypercolor Mags, An Old School Heist, & The Apocalyptic Monument We’d Never Heard Of [Art Links]

The New York Times‘ Holland Cotter gives The Pictures Generation, 1974-1984 show at the Metropolitan Museum an enthusiastic thumb’s up and suggests that it could serve as a blueprint for a new era of contemporary exhibitions at the stuffy old venue. A slideshow of some of the featured work, including the positively lovely Cindy Sherman film still above, here. … Read More

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