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One of the reasons that Time magazine's most influential issue is a tome we look forward to each year is because it's a chance to see familiar faces — Jay-Z, Jennifer Lawrence, Jimmy Fallon — next to international activists.
This year, the pairings of influencers and "writers," who just happens to be as influential as their subject, are particularly good: Chelsea Clinton writes on Malala Yousafzai, John Legend talks about Frank Ocean, Tom Brokaw on Steven Spielberg. (Sadly, we don't get to hear a lot of the writers' voices, because of Time's evenhanded copy-editing.)
A couple of those who we certainly consider today's most influential thinkers, designers, and actresses made the list — and the authors of each of their pieces were stellar choices. Check out our favorites.
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We've all been there. You sit down, fasten
your seatbelt, attempt to get comfortable, and pray that the seat next to
you remains empty. Your pulse quickens with every passenger that walks past without sitting down. Soon, the throngs of travelers shuffling past start to
thin out. The overhead announcements begin, and the read