The Week Magazine

magazine December 31, 2020 - Jan 8, 2021 · The Week Magazine

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The Week makes sense of the news by curating the best of the U.S. and international media into a succinct, lively digest.

Editor’s letter

Trump throws Covid relief funding into chaos

Vaccine distribution off to slow start

Russian hack poses biggest espionage threat in decades

Trump: Now in the final act of King Lear

Good week/bad week

Only in America

Pardon power

The world at a glance…

Taylor-Joy’s isolation • Anya Taylor-Joy

The Farrow who wants to be ‘Allen’ • Moses Farrow

Bergen’s glamorous life • Candice Bergen

In the news

The Christmas of 1918

Snowden deserves no pardon

Buttigieg’s potential impact

Why DeSantis covers up Covid data


I read it in the tabloids • It must be true…

Binge drinking our pandemic blues away

The word of the year is ‘togetherness’

United Kingdom: New Covid strain cancels Christmas

How they see us: Blaming Russia for everything

Contagious superstition will cost lives

U.S. risks losing us for good

Barr: Partisan lackey or principled conservative?

Biden aide’s F-bomb: What it reveals


Snow days: Why they may be gone for good

Trump: What he did accomplish

Wit & Wisdom

The year in review

End-of-year quiz

Pick of the week’s cartoons

The way we were in 2020

The best of the tabloids in 2020 • It must be true…

Privacy: Apple’s new advertising rules spook Facebook

What’s new in tech • Bytes

Innovation of the week

Some of the things they said were good for us…

From Covid-19 vaccines to tiny living robots • The big scientific breakthroughs of 2020

…and some of the things we were told to avoid

Quiet time: Lessons from an unprecedented shutdown

Critics’ choice: The year’s best novels…

…and the year’s best nonfiction

Critics’ choice: The top five albums of 2020

Singles of the year: The critics’ top three

Critics’ choice: The year’s top 10 movies

Critics’ choice: The year’s best TV

2020’s food heroes

Sourdough revisited: The home-cooking craze I just can’t quit

A new year, a new you • The best of…

The best homes of the year

Project Titan: Apple speeds up car design

Opioids: Walmart faces U.S. lawsuit

The bottom line

Stocks: Investors see rally continuing in 2021

What the experts say

Charity of the week

Antitrust: Lawsuits force Google to play defense

The best $200,000 I ever lost

This year’s big winners: billionaires

Among those who died in 2020…

Lost to Covid-19

Locked in, but still conscious

Feather food • The Week Contest

The Week Magazine