Pope Francis
Editor Nancy Gibbs on Choosing Pope Francis as 2013′s Person of the Year

Editor Nancy Gibbs on Choosing Pope Francis as 2013's Person of the Year

TIME editor Nancy Gibbs talks with TIME's Radhika Jones about why Pope Francis was awarded the Person of the Year award in 2013. They also discuss the other candidate they thought would have won including Edward Snowden, Ted Cruz, Bashar al-Assad, and Edie Windsor. Continue reading

Berlin Wall
[Blog] David Hasselhoff & the Berlin Wall


Author: Ben Nussbaum The Berlin Wall is remembered as one of the 20th century’s great monstrosities: A literal wall that cut a city in half–separating families and friends, cutting off West Berlin from Communist East Berlin. It was the site of about 100 deaths (some estimates are much higher) as … Continue reading

John Lennon
[Blog] John Lennon’s Death: A Real Drag?


Author: Ben Nussbaum A short video interview passed into Beatles and pop culture lore: When asked about John Lennon’s death, Paul McCartney, chewing some gum, pronounced it a “drag.” Paul would tell a later interviewer that all three of the Beatles reacted the same way–they went to work, creating music, … Continue reading