12:14 AM EDT 08/24/2014
Originally posted 04/30/2014 12:20PM
Where else can you find country queen Carrie Underwood and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson celebrating at the same fête?
Originally posted 04/24/2014 12:00PM
Carrie Underwood has already earned legions of friends and fans in Nashville and beyond, but according to Time magazine, the Grammy winner's reach extends far past American pop culture.
The singer, 31, is among a host of leaders, humanitarians and entertainment heavyweights – including Pope Francis, Pakistani human rights advocate Malala Yousafzai, Russian president Vladimir Putin and Beyoncé – named to this year's illustrious Time 100, the magazine's annual list of the most influential people in the world. The Time 100, in its 11th year, focuses on "figures whose influence is likely to grow, so we can look around the corner to see what is coming," the magazine writes.
Originally posted 04/24/2014 04:25PM
Bow down – Beyoncé is on the cover of the TIME 100 issue.
The pop superstar headlines the magazine's annual look at the most influential people in the world, a group that also includes Pharrell Williams, Miley Cyrus and Hillary Clinton.
Inside the issue, Lean In author Sheryl Sandberg praises Bey's otherworldly work ethic and ambition: "Beyoncé doesn't just sit at the table. She builds a better one."
To celebrate the occasion, Beyoncé released her "Pretty Hurts" music video to the Web for the first time. The ballad, which had previously only been available on Beyoncé's groundbreaking "visual album," finds Bey critiquing what she sees as a bankrupt beauty culture, and features a cameo from Harvey Keitel.
Originally posted 12/11/2013 07:50AM
Pope Francis is Time's Person of the Year for 2013, it was announced Wednesday morning.
"He took the name of a humble saint and then called for a church of healing," says the newsweekly, which, like PEOPLE, is published by Time Inc. "The septuagenarian superstar is poised to transform a place that measures change by the century."
What "makes this Pope so important," explained Time, "is the speed with which he has captured the imaginations of millions who had given up on hoping for the church at all. People weary of the endless parsing of sexual ethics, the buck-passing infighting over lines of authority when all the while (to borrow from Milton), 'the hungry Sheep look up, and are not fed.' In a matter of months, Francis has elevated the healing mission of the church ... above the doctrinal police work so important to his recent predecessors."
Originally posted 12/19/2012 08:35AM
President Barack Obama was named Time's Person of the Year Wednesday morning, making him a rare repeat winner. He was similarly honored in 2008, after he won election as the nation's first African-American President.
The magazine says Obama, 51, was chosen "[for] finding and forging a new majority, for turning weakness into opportunity and for seeking, amid great adversity, to create a more perfect union."
In addition, the newsmagazine (which, like PEOPLE is published by Time Inc.), states: "He will take the oath on Jan. 20 as the first Democrat in more than 75 years to get a majority of the popular vote twice. Only five other Presidents have done that in all of U.S. history."
Originally posted 04/18/2012 02:45PM
World leaders, singers, TV personalities – who influences you?
According to Time magazine, which on Wednesday released its annual list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World, U.S. President Barack Obama, Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu, North Korea's Kim Jong are in the mix, along with Kristin Wiig, Chelsea Handler, Adele, Rihanna, Matt Lauer, Stephen Colbert, Claire Danes and Mitt Romney.
Originally posted 02/10/2012 03:30PM
For all our desire to find shared attributes with the animal world, it would seem most of the links we make are projections. See a video of two sea otters holding hands, and call it true love.
According to recent research, as profiled in this week's TIME magazine cover story, one thing humans really do share with animals is the ability to form enduring friendships.
"Animal friendship is about enduring bonds defined by sharing, sacrificing, and when circumstances warrant it, grieving," writes Carl Zimmer. "Not all animal friendships exhibit all those behaviors, but they exhibit enough of them – with enough consistency – that something deep is clearly going on."
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