Newsweek busts Social Security myths

by Bill Steigerwald -- The return of Elian Gonzalez to the Museum of Communism Formerly Known as Cuba might give the Big Three news magazines something newsy to write about next week. more…

Turning boys to girls and girls to men

by Bill Steigerwald -- Boys and girls are different. Now there's a news flash, right? Any parent who has raised both a boy and a girl from infanthood knows they are utterly more…

Death is stalking Esquire

by Bill Steigerwald -- The old coot is trying hard to survive in a men's magazine world suddenly turned upside down by the likes of Maxim/Gear/Stuff, tarted-up publications for the laddies that more…

Death penalty warmed over

by Bill Steigerwald -- The death-penalty issue, always contentious and never far from the national consciousness, shot onto the front pages of Time and Newsweek this week. It was all because George more…

Unabomber and Harvard

by Bill Steigerwald -- Still don't believe elite colleges can be dangerous places for brilliant and vulnerable minds? Think it was a mere aberration that Hillary Rodham entered Wellesley a good Goldwater more…

Happy 150th birthday

by Bill Steigerwald -- Not many magazines get happy birthday wishes from the president. But then, there aren't too many periodicals still running around America that can say they are 150 years more…

Shredding the mags

by Bill Steigerwald -- It's the kind of trouble-making headline we should see more of from our important news magazines -- "The Kosovo Cover-Up." It's not Newsweek's cover story. That honor belongs more…

Shredding the mags

by Bill Steigerwald -- Let's all wave bye-bye to Elian. We all know it's merely a matter of time before he's shipped back to Cuba -- where he'll live happily ever after more…

Shredding the mags

by Bill Steigerwald -- There's something very scary about Time's special "Earth Day 2000" edition. It's not the endless train of worried articles about world population growth, continuing resource depletion, deteriorating ecosystems more…