The Week

The Week

This is a must-read magazine: smart, balanced, and easily-grokked. The Week is an overview of what happened the prior week (hence the name) and it tends to focus mostly on politics, foreign policy, and biz/econ, though they have some good lifestyle coverage too. The Week is one of the fastest, most comprehensive ways to keep on top of what is happening. The Week summarizes what other mainstream media pubs are saying so you get a left/right/center POV on the issues w/out having to wade thru a ton of reading. Great when you are super time-constrained and don't want your worldview to become too myopic.

  • Such a classic zine! Check it out if you haven't already, you'll learn a ton!

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  • I love, love, love NPR. It's a fantastic source for news, and I love going to their website for such sections like "Kitchen Window" and their Music page. Through "Song of the Day," I've managed to find out about a gamut of artis... I love, love, love NPR. It's a fantastic source for news, and I love going to their website for such sections like "Kitchen Window" and their Music page. Through "Song of the Day," I've managed to find out about a gamut of artists I've listened to and liked. NPR is fantastic in communicating world news on an individual scale, for example, in covering the current food crisis, they focused on a bakery in Connecticut that's encouraging its customers to grow their own wheat to prove to local farmers that wheat can be a good crop to grow in the New England state. They also went on about the rising costs of food by discussing each ingredient in a baguette and why the costs of the particular ingredient are going up. Their "Climate Connections" page is informative not only on a local, American scale, but also in informing us about what other countries are doing to reduce carbon emissions and make things better. All in all, NPR is a wonderful source of information about these strange times we currently live in.

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  • Important book by a politician that's really found his true calling. Couple this with a viewing of the documentary of the same name.