Magazine Issue
May 1 2017
TIME3 min read
The 2017 Time 100
OUR ANNUAL LIST OF THE 100 MOST Influential People explores the intersection of accomplishment and renown. As in years past, this year’s list includes Presidents and Prime Ministers, CEOs and celebrities—but they are joined by others of less fame but
TIME16 min readTech
RIZ AHMED The passionate polymath By Lin-Manuel Miranda Look! Riz Ahmed is over here on HBO, turning in a stunning, tell-your-friends-the-next-day performance as Naz, the aching center of The Night Of. Look! Now Riz Ahmed is over there, playing B
TIME15 min read
JOHN LEGEND A voice for change By Harry Belafonte John Legend is a wonderful artist. He’s a remarkable lyricist, and the songs he has giftedly crafted are straight-ahead beautiful melodies that will find a welcoming home in the great library of Am
TIME20 min readPolitics
MELINDA GATES A fierce advocate for women around the world By Sheryl Sandberg Leadership takes many forms. Here’s one: A group of women sit on the ground in a circle. Most of them make less than $2 a day. They talk about their families, their fled
TIME12 min read
JEFF BEZOS Serial innovator By Buzz Aldrin I feel a special space kinship with Jeff Bezos—albeit one grounded not here on Earth, but far away on the moon. Jeff has told me that while I stood in that magnificent desolation in July 1969, he was all
TIME18 min read
VIOLA DAVIS The unassailable artist By Meryl Streep When you spend your life embodying other lives, if you are successful, the one that belongs to you can silently slip behind. But Viola Davis’ hard-won, midlife rise to the very top of her profess
TIME3 min read
The 2018 Time 100
ALTHOUGH I HELPED COME UP WITH the idea for the TIME 100 (along with the slightly less popular Get 100 Famous People to Draw Turkey Hands for Thanksgiving), the editors of this magazine have never let me sit in on one single TIME 100 meeting, ever. T