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TIME reveals what today's headlines mean to you and your family -- from politics, to science, to human achievement, arts, business, and society.

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  • Publisher: Time Direct Ventures
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (320 customer reviews)
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473 of 512 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars The Slow Death of a Once Proud Magazine November 21, 2005
Subscription Term Name:1 year|Verified Purchase
I have been a subscriber to TIME for over 15 years and before that a reader of my parents' subscription. It pains me to say that this magazine has forgotten what it is about. Frankly, the only issues worth their salt are those resulting from a major world event such as a natural disaster or a terror attack; such events seem to energize an otherwise listless staff of seemingly bored editors and newswriters.

A newsweekly has the obligation to go beyond the newspapers--to use the extra couple days to provide a more balanced and analytical view. Unfortunately TIME fixes its editorial position at the beginning of a story--any future coverage is designed to prove TIME's initial position correct. The immediate taking of an editorial position is then carried into all future coverage of the event; stifling analysis and preventing any analytical development beyond the first few stories--"we told you so, we told you so." Even worse, the coverage of a lengthy story peters out until something sensational happens at which point the sensational event becomes the ultimate interpretation of the entire story. Can't the magazine occasionally admit it was wrong rather than turning its eye away from the story that continues to burn? Out of sight, out of mind is the mantra...

In fact, I sometimes debate whether the decline of this magazine mirrors or outpaces the general decline in our media; newspapers are failing, television news can't seem to get away from the gory or sensationalistic, even academic journals have specialized themselves into irrelevance. We seem to have a greater appreciation for comedy than analysis.

Neutrality is dead.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
By L. Lim
Subscription Term Name:1 year|Verified Purchase
Ok, I ordered in July and still have not received it. So I called Synapse, the Amazon Magazine company. Amazon customer service cannot transfer since it drops calls. So, called synapse directly, and they do not know, and say its the publisher. So, I have nothing, but they have charged my card. My advice, go directly to the publisher. Also, since I ordered via Amazon, I now get sales calls. So, Amazon sells your info to Synapse that sells it to marketers who spam your phone with calls. Bad experience.
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100 of 122 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Do the Math February 13, 2006
Subscription Term Name:1 year
I picked up a recent, random issue of Time from a pile. And counted:

96 pages.
- 67 full pages worth of advertisements. (61 full pages, plus 12 half-page ads).
= 29 pages of "content"

And many articles are like advertisements, covering celebrity,entertainment product, diets, gadgets, and vitamins. Plus 4 pages in the sampled issue cover the "social trend" of having your closets customized. So you're left with very little lost in the clutter: Letters to the Editor (that pale next to internet blog posts/responses), short-attention span current event snippets; and Time's news stories with lots of big pictures! Whoopdideedoo!

In short, Time seems aimed at intellectually lazy uber-consumers (who are also apparently too lazy to organize they're own closets!) who like Catalogs, and who have very limited interest in what's going on.
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35 of 41 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars New sections an improvement February 21, 2007
Subscription Term Name:1 year
I was unsure about renewing my subscription to TIME, a solid-if-unspectacular magazine that delivers in-depth coverage of major domestic stories while spending most of its foreign reporting on Iraq. I have high regard for the new regular sections on History and Law. I will reserve judgement on another new section titled "The Power of One," but Caroline Kennedy's recent work on a New York City principal left something to be desired.

If you're looking for deep coverage of world news, this is not the magazine for you--look into The Economist or Foreign Affairs. But as a weekly summary of U.S. news with sharp analysis of the '08 Presidential contenders TIME does just fine.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Unfair Delivery!!! November 26, 2012
Subscription Term Name:1 year auto-renewal|Verified Purchase
This is NOT a review of Time Magazine. It's a wonderful magazine and I heartily recommend it. This is a review of the "offer" on Amazon. I renewed my subscription because it seemed like a wonderful deal, $30 for a year. However, according to Time Magazine, when I spoke to them today, the order was processed on Nov. 13, but Time was told to start the subscription with the Dec. 17 issue. They are not permitted to start it earlier. Why? The woman I spoke to certainly did not think it made any sense. I am now going to miss several issues and buying them on the newstand at $4.99 each negates this great offer. Also, the phone number Time gave me to call the "company I ordered from" would not allow me to speak to a human being.

I have renewed other magazines through Amazon and have never had this problem before. I will think twice now before I ever do it again.
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27 of 34 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Sad day for Journalism July 19, 2009
Subscription Term Name:1 year
I remember my history teacher dragging in 25 copies of TIME magazine back in the 80's. The magazine was chock full of cutting edge journalism (truth with actual facts to support the story's) and edgy human interest stories. Now, it's a sell out to junk and punk blogging, where everyone thinks they're a serious writer.

The magazine has dumbed itself down, to the point I'd rather pick up The National Inquirer, as I might find more truthful writing in that rag these days. Like NEWSWEEK, TIME is circling the drain. As they move completely away from ethical journalism to total fluff and stuff, hyped up, made up entertainment, as well as a statist mentality following like mindless lemmings, romancing the current administration in the White House; it's a thrill up their leg a minute, and no one seems to remember they need a degree in Journalism, not Blogging for Dummies.
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