The on-line version of Firearms News (the former Shotgun News, for those of you old enough to remember) has an article comparing the 1911 to newer 9mm designs as a self-defense pistol. Overall, it's not a horrible article although there are factual errors, and I disagree with the author's conclusions in multiple regards.

Agree or disagree with the author, it's indisputable that the 1911 is still newsworthy. And the design is now 111 years young.