Great magazine, why can't I access my regular subscription through Play Newsstand? I love this magazine but am frustrated that I can't access my already paid for subscription from Play Newsstand. Instead I have to pay for an entirely new subscription or pay more for an issue I have already paid for. The Week US app doesn't work on the Nexus 5x so I thought going through Newsstand would be a good workaround. Apparently not. I am able to access my subscriptions through Play Newsstand for other magazines, why not this one?
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.
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.
The best news you can get in a magazine. Clear, concise, and reasonably thorough, The Week is an excellent way to review the big stories and trends. Editorial sources are well balanced for the purposes of overview, and the foreign press segments are a welcome reality check on the often insular Western media. I personally could do without most of the Arts and Leisure sections (not to mention the bewildering Best Properties), but some people like that sort of thing and the meat of the magazine is still well worth the subscription price.
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.
Interesting, if somewhat slight, read The Week is an interesting mag. It doesn't pretend to be comprehensive, but offers a great deal of news, esp. foreign, not found in other US newsweeklies. Lack of free Android access is why I didn't renew my sub - & I let them know. There's NO periodical I can't live without. So don't just write a review, write to the publisher. They don't read reviews - they read balance sheets. (PS: You think The Week is agitprop? Don't read it.)