March 16, 2017

DONALD TRUMP’S WAR ON WASHINGTON

The March 20 issue, with its cover story on the President by Massimo Calabresi, marked the third time Trump’s image has been on the cover this year–a fact that led Julie Bellanca of Boulder, Colo., to say it’s time to find creative ways to convey the problems of the presidency beyond “images of the man himself.” Meanwhile, Bo Lange of Escanaba, Mich., argued that while the picture was “cute” it “doesn’t cut” because “Trump constructs, not destructs.” But Tim Ackert of Orlando disagreed, describing the image–a portrayal of Trump that reminded him of a “petulant teenager”–as a “picture of a thousand words” and thanking journalists for “keeping the issues on the table in front of us.”

NEXT GENERATION LEADERS

Though Kaisa Pyoraniemi of Turku, Finland, appreciated the “optimistic” March 13 profile of “thoughtful and intelligent” Daily Show host Trevor Noah, Noah’s comment that the “older generation has a ‘me, me, me’ attitude when it comes to issues like the environment” offended some readers. Among them: 88-year-old self-described “rabid environmentalist” Penny Bailey of Freeport, Ill. Marita Carlson of Merced, Calif., pointed out that the “environmental movement as we know it today did not begin with Mr. Noah’s generation.” Indeed, as Judith Buczek, 73, of Camano Island, Wash., who became a wildlife-rehabilitation volunteer after retiring from medicine, noted, “old does not mean inactive, it does not mean ignorant, it does not mean indifferent.”

VIRTUAL REALITY

The latest experience presented by LIFE VR, Time Inc.’s virtual-reality brand, in collaboration with tech company 8i, is a photorealistic journey to Mars with astronaut Buzz Aldrin. In Buzz Aldrin: Cycling Pathways to Mars–which the Apollo 11 astronaut and TIME editor at large Jeffrey Kluger debuted at SXSW in Austin–Aldrin reveals his vision for a permanent human settlement on the Red Planet. Find out more at time.com/lifevr

BEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR

Every year for 20 years, Fortune has asked workers to anonymously assess their workplaces in categories like quality of leadership and support for employees’ personal lives. See this year’s results, compiled with Great Place to Work, at fortune.com/best-companies

1. Google

The tech giant takes the top spot as the overall best place to work for the eighth time in 11 years.

2. Wegmans Food Markets

The century-old grocery chain, where employees feel cared for, moved up from fourth place.

3. The Boston Consulting Group

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The firm was lauded for supporting workers in a high-pressure industry.

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This appears in the March 27, 2017 issue of TIME.

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