Time Features Mother Breastfeeding Cover

By: Abe

In May, Time magazine featured an eye-opening photo of a mother breastfeeding her child, with very clear mouth-to-breast exposure. [caption id="attachment_133" align="alignright" width="225" caption="Time Breastfeeding Cover photo by Martin Schoeller. Jamie Lynne Grumet breastfeeds her 3yr old son."][/caption] The cover is reported to be controversial -- and it is. Our society continues to associate any nudity with sex, and also tends to rather obsess over women's breasts in a fetishistic manner. Public breastfeeding is legal in many areas these days, with pro-breastfeeding ...

Obama As The First Gay President Newsweek Cover

By: Abe

[caption id="attachment_124" align="alignright" width="134" caption="President Obama Gay Newsweek Cover"][/caption] I neglected to comment earlier this year on the Newsweek magazine cover featuring President Obama with a rainbow-colored halo along with the headline "The First Gay President". The cover and the headline were, of course, engineered to be highly provocative, because Obama himself isn't gay (one assumes), although his public support of gay rights and gay marriage were something of an historic watershed moment. The headline perhaps takes too many liberties by playing on ...

Newsweek Shutting Down Print Operations

By: Abe

After 80 years on the newsstands, the venerable Newsweek is discontinuing its print version and making the shift to online-only in 2013. The final print edition will hit the stands on December 31, 2012. First published in February 1933, Newsweek has been the second-largest news weekly magazine in the United States for most of its history, second only to Time in circulation and advertising. However, rising print costs and plummeting print revenue have taken their toll on the magazine, and attempts to shift Newsweek's focus and gain new readers have simply not panned out.

Vanity Fair & Scientology Brouhaha Over Tom Cruise Girlfriend Auditions

By: Abe

Vanity Fair has reported on how the Church of Scientology had apparently conducted auditions to find a girlfriend for their poster-boy member, Tom Cruise. Scientologists and Cruise's legal representatives have now vehemently denied the claims, calling them "tired old lies" and "hogwash".