Is it just me or has anyone else noticed how interesting TIME magazine has become lately? For the first time in years I find myself buying it off the newsstand at airports even though I subscribe. The stories are too compelling for me to wait to get home to my own copy.
I confess that I moved to television cable news long ago. My subscriptions to newspapers and magazines expired. They were too late with the news, too predictable in their interpretation and just beyond vanilla to the point of bland. The new TIME has something rare for our age, old fashioned journalism. It’s coverage of the crisis in Ukraine was actually ahead of television news. (How can you trust a television reporter who cannot pronounce Sevastopol?)
And there is something new for TIME, raw, beyond-the-stale-boardroom predictable perspectives. I may be wrong about this but as a reader, it appears to me, that after years of trying to cram their version of the world down our throats the gods at TIME have turned their talent loose.