Like a Blog but Better! I love the Week. I've had a paper sub for a long time but just shelled out for the digital sub as well (sick of fighting with the hubby to read it first when the new one comes!) I love this magazine because it gives a roundup up the best journalism on the biggest stories of the week, summarizing all angles. It also has a round up on international press on American stories - something you don't get conveniently anywhere else. It doesn't pound you with one particular brand of ideology. It also has sophisticated but accessible travel ideas and TV/movie/music recommendations. Yes most of the stuff is short summaries - there's not a lot of in depth original reporting more than a couple pages, but as a news source about news, its second to none.
Advice for Teachers The Week is a good magazine... but as a teacher if you are planning to get a subscription for your class, think twice. You will spend more time trying to chase down missing issues and calling the WEEK customer service each week than enjoying teaching with the issue. The problem is that the publisher mails all the issues in a thick plastic cover (their policy). But the US post office removes the cover to scan the address bar code on each issue and then the individual issues are sent to the college. All issues don't arrive on the same day and time. It's a real pain... Save yourself time and trouble.
Available on Android You can get a free digital version on android! You need to get The Week Magazine US APP in the Play Store (it's the blue icon). You'll need to call The Week magazine and speak with tech support. They can give you your digital subscription number (it's different from print acct #). Fire up the app and it will ask if you're existing subscriber. Type in digital account number and bob's your uncle! Looks great on the tablet. Archive goes back to Feb2013. Why haven't they publicized this more?!
Liberal Propaganda Apparently the journalists for this magazine operate under the deluded belief that the US economy is booming, global warming is about to melt the planet, and people will gladly fork their paychecks over to the government so it can pay people unwilling to work to not work because they think people should feel morally obligated to preserve the human right of pursuing the dream of lazyness. I, on the other hand have the deluded belief that people ought to have 2 brain cells to rub together. Alas, tis not true either.
Good content, bad tech I especially like how they cover multiple writer perspectives across multiple magazines and newpapers. This approach allows me to see how the good writers of our time are listening/responding to each other. That interconnectedness is refreshing. Unfortunately, the technology sucks. Bad customer service (none). Some issues would not download. After the subscription was over, my access to issues I paid for subsequently ended. I can't get any help from the Week to fix it.
Genre Resurrection! This mag re-invents a tired idea by comparing and contrasting widely disparate opinions from World Sources. It avoids the Synoptic "Party Line" of the three main Amuricun news mags which are increasingly little more than jingoistic govt handouts. THE WEEK is a single source of just what you might need or want to know about that one Week all in a attractive and pleasant format.