Life is the title of several American magazines: A humor and general interest magazine published from 1883 to 1936. Time founder Henry Luce bought the magazine in 1936 solely so that he could acquire the rights to its name. A weekly news magazine launched by Luce in 1936, with a strong emphasis on photojournalism. Life was published weekly until 1972; as an intermittent “special” until 1978; and as a monthly from 1978 to 2000. A weekly newspaper supplement published by Time Inc.