The Time 100 Gala is about celebrating influence, about honoring great achievements in the arts, in business, and in political and civic life. It is also, according to Jimmy Kimmel, about “having dinner with the people who buy ads in their [Time] magazine.” The late-night host said this, and a bunch else, amidst a 4-minute toast during the event. Lena Dunham (“the kid genius”) cheers off-screen. Besam Yousef gets some advice (“move”). Kimmel drinks — and drinks. Most people laugh, kind of. Kimmel’s tablemate Jimmy Fallon thinks the whole thing is hi-larious. It is! The wine looks delicious!
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Time magazine’s latest cover is unsurprisingly about the current Supreme Court cases revolving around marriage equality – but the provocative pictures are generating some controversy of their own.
A Buzzfeed post notes, “One of Time‘s two new cover photos declaring “gay marriage already won” looks like a wedding kiss. The other looks more like a makeout session,” but while the in-your-face pictures are sure to generate some comments, it wasn’t the point of what the publication was striving for. READ FULL STORY
Time Magazine’s new cover profile of Kathryn Bigelow may not change your mind if you, like many of Zero Dark Thirty‘s detractors, think the celebrated film’s torture scenes are “grossly inaccurate and misleading.” The article doesn’t really take sides on the issue, instead allowing readers to draw their own conclusions based on quotes from both the movie’s makers and opponents like former CIA director Michael Hayden (who calls the film’s interrogation scenes “inaccurate and overwrought and just plain wrong”).
Still, Bigelow does make a compelling argument for why Zero Dark portrays torture the way it does. “Where there’s clarity in the world, there’s clarity in the film,” the director explains. “Osama bin Laden was killed in Abbottabad, Pakistan. That’s clarity. And where there’s ambiguity in the world, there’s ambiguity in the film.” She also doesn’t hedge when describing what she sees as the movie’s message: “I think that it’s a deeply moral movie that questions the use of force. It questions what was done in the name of finding bin Laden.” And, for the record, she’s quoted as saying that torture is “reprehensible.”
Barack Obama has been named Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year” for a second time, following his initial selection in 2008. In a blog post, Time managing editor Richard Stengel explains that Obama was chosen because he is a cultural figure as well as a political one: “There has been much talk of the coalition of the ascendant — young people, minorities, Hispanics, college-educated women — and in winning re-election, Obama showed that these fast-growing groups are not only the future but also the present,” he writes. “If his win in 2008 was extraordinary, then 2012 is confirmation that demographic change is here to stay.”
The president beat out 15-year-old Pakistani activist Malala Youfsafzai, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, and Italian CERN physicist Fabiola Gianotti for the annual honor. Visit Time‘s site for a long interview with Obama, which covers everything from his love for Lincoln to his dream of “just moving to Hawaii and opening up a t-shirt shack on the North Shore.” (And, of course, a bunch of more serious stuff.)
Time magazine — which, like EW, is published by Time Inc. — is making waves with its latest issue, which features a photo of Jamie Lynne Grumet breast-feeding her 3-year-old son. Grumet practices “attachment parenting,” a growing movement that advocates extended breast-feeding, co-sleeping (that’s sharing a bed), and physically carrying one’s children via sling whenever possible.
Twitter users and bloggers have been hotly debating the cover since it debuted yesterday, arguing over whether it’s admirably bold or inappropriate.
Time managing editor Rick Stengel has stood by his magazine’s photo: “I think it’s provocative,” he said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe this week. “I think it’s a little whimsical. I think she represents an outlier of women who are breastfeeding beyond one year. The cover is meant to get your attention. It gets your attention. I think this is a legitimate debate.”
Science editor Jeffrey Kluger is also defending the cover. “There’s been considerable heat from a lot of people,” he told EW this afternoon. “Well, Time’s been taking heat since 1923. We’re kind of used to it.”
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