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11 Notable Names on Time's 'Most Influential' List

Leo makes the list, as do Bernie, Trump, and ... PewDiePie

(Newser) - What do Angela Merkel, Adele, and Internet star PewDiePie have in common? They've all made Time magazine's annual "100 Most Influential People" list . Divvied up into five categories—pioneers, titans, leaders, artists, and icons—the magazine's picks each have a profile written by another notable person:... More »

Least Influential Person of the Year? Rodman

'GQ' rounds up the 25 people who didn't make a difference

(Newser) - Dennis Rodman certainly thinks he's influential, but GQ disagrees. The basketball star and self-styled North Korea ambassador is the No. 1 entry on the magazine's annual list of the 25 Least Influential People. Rodman "was the first prominent American celebrity invited inside the nation-sized prison that is... More »

Most Influential of 2010: Zuck

Facebook founder tops Steve Jobs, Rupert Murdoch

(Newser) - Frighteningly enough, Mark Zuckerberg tops Vanity Fair 's list of this year's most influential people of the Information Age. The top 5 of its 100:
  1. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook: His company is valued at around $25 billion, has more than 500 million members, runs 176 billion banner ads a month, and
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Meet the Time 100

Magazine unveils latest megalist

(Newser) - The Time 100—Time magazine's annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world—has just hit the interwebs, and as usual, the names range from obvious to head scratching. The names you expect are there—Barack Obama, Oprah, Steve Jobs—as are some you might not, or... More »

Pelosi Is a Speaker 'Without Peer'

Happy birthday to most influential House leader in 200 years: Meyerson

(Newser) - Nancy Pelosi turns 70 today, and it is as fitting an occasion as any to consider perhaps the most influential Speaker of the House since Henry Clay in the early years of the 19th century, writes Harold Meyerson. Her health care victory means “Pelosi is without peer,” and... More »

Your Fave Band's Fave Band Was Probably Big Star

Alex Chilton: Not a commercial success, but hugely influential

(Newser) - Critics mourn Alex Chilton, who might not even have been on your radar before his death yesterday. But the Big Star frontman—whose songs have been covered by everyone from Elliott Smith to Wilco—will be now, and for good reason. Some takes on his legacy:
  • Chilton "pretty much
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Pols, Hacker Among 'Influentials'

(Newser) - Time has unveiled its latest tallying of the world’s 100 most influential people, and yes, of course, Barack Obama is on it. But the other 99 choices aren’t as obvious. Bernie Madoff makes the list, as do Rush Limbaugh, George Clooney, and 4Chan’s Moot. And as usual,... More »

10 Most Influential Films of the Decade

(Newser) - Though "the task is ridiculous," Brendon Connelly has come up with 10 films from the last decade that will prove influential 20 years down the road. Slashfilm has the list:
  • Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow: "On the list for kick-starting green-screen mania."
  • The Bourne
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Hackers Cook Time's Most- Influential Poll; Mag Shrugs

(Newser) - The results of Time’s online “world’s most influential person” poll have fallen victim to shenanigans, TechCrunch reports. Moot, leader of the devious web forum 4Chan, sits atop Time’s leaderboard, above Barack Obama and other usual suspects. And the first letters of the top 20 spell out... More »

Frank Tops List of Influential Gays

(Newser) - Out magazine has released its annual Power 50 list of movers and shakers in the LGBT community, and it’s chock full of drama. The Democratic ascendancy has catapulted Barney Frank—“the only left-handed, gay, Jewish congressman”—to the top spot, pushing Ellen DeGeneres back to No. 2.... More »

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