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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.
Look at that brand new iPhone 6. What a nice Christmas/Hanukkah/end-of-year present you've got there. You're definitely one of the lucky ones who got a good gift this holiday season. (Sorry to those of you who are now bracing yourselves to face the after-Christmas return lines to exchange that Chia pet for something you read
Though January Jones' turn as Betty Draper certainly plays a part, few individuals can claim more of a hand in shaping Americans' perception of everyday life in the mid-20th century as Norman Rockwell. The painter's idyllic scenes often put a rosy-cheeked face on the world back then, but his work —in particular read