June 21, 1998
Pauline Kael, the legendary movie critic, retired from the New Yorker in 1991. This week she is interviewed in a special edition of Newsweek. Kael levels her gaze at some recent pictures and some current stars, deploying her characteristically trenchant prose:On Jim Carrey: "An inspired rough-and-tumble comedian." On Anne Heche: "She has a lovely, fragile Pierrette quality, and she's a fearless actress. But she's got an obstacle in her career. Because, realistically, it may be difficult for some people to accept certain kinds of knowledge about a performer's off-screen life."
May 23, 2012
Century High School in Sykesville was one of 23 Maryland high schools - and the only school in Carroll County - to earn a spot on Newsweek magazine's annual ranking of "America's Best High Schools" The listing, released this week, placed Century High as the No. 20 high school in Maryland, and ranked No. 854 in the country. The Newsweek survey ranked what it considers the "best" 1,000 public high schools in the nation. The list was based on six components provided by school administrators - graduation rate (25 percent)
May 17, 2005
Newsweek officially retracted yesterday a report that said U.S. interrogators at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, had desecrated the Quran, which sparked rioting in Afghanistan and Pakistan that claimed at least 15 lives and drew denunciations from the Bush administration. After a weekend of half-measures in which the magazine apologized for the report without retracting it, Newsweek Editor Mark Whitaker said in a brief statement late yesterday, "Based on what we know now, we are retracting our original story that an internal military investigation had uncovered Quran abuse at Guantanamo Bay."
July 29, 1995
What do a mayor, a priest and an investment firm CEO have in common?Status, says Newsweek magazine. Baltimore Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke, Auxiliary Bishop John H. Ricard and Alex. Brown & Sons CEO Alvin "Buzzy" Krongard are in the vanguard of America's new cultural elite.They have money. They have influence. They have very high SAT scores and Ivy League diplomas. They have Republican wallets and Democratic consciences. They regard lacrosse as the king of sports. And they have mounds of arugula in their refrigerators.
January 26, 1998
NEW YORK -- Until today, none of Newsweek's reporting on the Clinton matter had appeared in Newsweek magazine.But no one would know that from the way the Clinton scandal has been covered over the past week. Although Newsweek decided at the last minute, on Saturday, Jan. 17, not to go with its scoop on the accusations that are now common knowledge, the magazine has since been cited by just about every news organization for its accounts about Monica Lewinsky, Linda R. Tripp and Vernon E. Jordan Jr. Newsweek has been credited for every reprint of tape transcripts, and staff members have appeared on several news programs.
September 8, 2004
NEW YORK - Netflix Inc., the largest mail-order video-rental service, and TiVo Inc. reportedly are negotiating a deal to start a service that would let customers download movies into TiVo's digital video recorders. TiVo won't offer a movie-download service for at least a year, spokeswoman Kathryn Kelly said in an interview, commenting on a report in Newsweek magazine. She and Netflix spokeswoman Lynn Brinton said the companies don't have a partnership or a schedule to establish one, but such an agreement might make sense in the future, they said.