Sunday, July 30, 2006

the week magazine

At dinner tonight, both Daphne and Brad mentioned The Week magazine. Having never heard of The Week, I was curious, and Oliver gave me an issue to browse. The Week promises “All you need to know about everything that matters,” and judging from my sample it delivers.

The Week’s editors pull top stories from newspapers and magazines around the globe, combining them into brief but detailed articles that report various viewpoints. The content starts on page 1 and is laid out in a format reminiscent of The Economist.

It has very few ads, less than 30% of “the book” is reserved for advertising space, but not all of the news is serious. The Week carries art and entertainment reviews, a best of the tabloids section and the requisite gossip column.

Check out the articles on the website and consider a subscription. 50 issues are $29.50.