Keeping up with current events can be a challenge when living life at a breakneck pace. I recall recently reading a family cookbook in which the author's friend confesses her shameful secret: she doesn't know the first thing about cooking. The author's first thought: So that's how she manages to read the New York Times every freaking day from cover to cover! It's true that normal life often gets in the way of our best intentions to be informed citizens.
For the past several years, I’ve subscribed to The Week Magazine in order to know what’s going on in the world. The magazine is essentially a digest of national and international publications, offering highlights of newsworthy events, balanced perspectives on hot topics, and glimpses of thought-provoking essays. It is a delightfully well-rounded publication — I’ve certainly learned more about international politics through this than ever — and I love their wryly-captioned photos. The one drawback: I’m regularly about a week behind on big news. Better late than never, I say!
See more from Ann about The Week Magazine at her blog.