I was all set to write about a really cool music video that I saw (more on that in a future post), but then, in my daily bit of websurfing, I came across a link to a great cover story from Newsweek magazine.
I love Newsweek.
It’s the news periodical that my family has always subscribed to.
Thomas J. C Martin started the mag in 1933. When Malcolm Muir took over in 1937, News-week became Newsweek. In the fifties and sixties, with its advocacy journalism about civil rights, its reputation was cemented as one of the more liberal mainstream publications. Its biggest competition is, of course, Time magazine–which skews more conservatively. Newsweek has, historically, given more coverage to liberal issues including: the civil rights movement, the case against the Vietnam War, the case against the Iraq War, and fabulously–gay rights. This leads to why I had to decide to go with the magazine as today’s great thing at the very last minute. I found a link to this week’s cover story, “The Religious Case For Gay Marriage”, written with compassion and intelligence by Lisa Miller, and found that this week’s issue spanned so many topics close to my heart.
A magazine that sticks up for my rights and covers all my areas of interest in one fell swoop! There’s even space left over for some of my other favored features: columns by Anna Quindlen, the always-entertaining Periscope page–with its political cartoons and quotes of the week, it’s built for my short attention span, and the regular ‘My Turn’ feature, wherein normal people can kvetch about their circumstances.
An excellent article about the origin and current standing of the magazine lies here: Newsweek
Finally, here’s a link to the magazine’s official website. If you’re anything like me, you’ll love it. www.newsweek.com
Go and read that story about gay marriage.