Posts Tagged: Time Inc.

The Trials of 'Entertainment Weekly': One Magazine's 24 Years of Corporate Torture

Jessica Alba on the cover of Entertainment Weekly in March of 2001, summer of 2006, and again this month.

When I was a young and odd child, one of the oddest things I did was collect Entertainment Weekly. Our family, like so many middle class families, had always had a subscription to Time, and one day Entertainment Weekly began arriving with it. In those early days, it was called entertainment weekly, and in many ways, it resembled many of the entertainment websites (The A.V. Club, Grantland, Vulture) that dominate the field today. There were long, industry-oriented cover stories, buttressed by surprisingly non-banal interviews with stars, producers, directors, [...]


Our Best to Time Inc. Staffers

Our best wishes to the folks at Time Inc., who are enduring a really terrible and sustained day of major layoffs, which is at least maybe a small relief after suffering through endless waiting, knowing this was coming for weeks. Hmm. Nope. Actually, probably not. If you have a Time Inc. friend, buy them a drink today.

Today's hideousness was brought to you by the fine folks at McKinsey & Company, and the management team of Time Inc.


The Boomers Agree: The Lazy Millennials Want To Be Jobless

"Who cares about a career? Not Gen Y," says the utterly maddening headline brought to you by Patricia Sellers at Fortune. She blames the lazy, ambitionless millennials for their current plight. They're so inferior to us respectable, principled Boomers, Sellers implies! No, she actually goes ahead and says this. In response to the recent Times profile, "American Dream Is Elusive for New Generation," Sellers wrote: "While the article focuses on the horrible job market for today's twenty-somethings, it suggests that these new adults are pretty much unfazed that they're not launching into a dream career. Apart from 14% of young adults who are unemployed today, 23% are [...]