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In the New Yorker...
« on: January 11, 2009, 02:45:52 am »
There were three very interesting articles in The New Yorker this week.

First was Strange Stones, about two men who travelled through China.

Then, "Barney's Great Adventure" about Rep. Barney Frank.

Third is a story by Joyce Carol Oates. I have never liked or finished reading one of her stories until now. But I found "Pumpkin Head" to be very engrossing.

New Yorker is now available digitally! I will post links for those who subscribe.



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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2009, 11:49:04 am »
Thanks for the recommendations, FRiend. I hadn't got past the table of contents. I'm still trying to make it through the past few weeks' issues, (very slowly) reading a piece about the history of the Village Voice.

But I like the idea of a thread in which we talk about articles we've read in the New Yorker that we found interesting. I almost never read entire issues, so suggestions could help me narrow it down more efficiently.


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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2009, 12:19:30 pm »
Thanks from me too, FRiend Lee.

I have been meaning to get a subscription to The New Yorker.  Online now, hunh?  I also have never been one to get into Joyce Carol Oates, but now I'm intrigued.

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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2009, 02:20:12 pm »
Online links would be great...

I too thought about subscribing, but in the end didn't, because I knew it would take me forever to get through the issues and I would generate lots and lots of paper waste..
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2009, 02:22:20 pm »
Online links would be great...

I too thought about subscribing, but in the end didn't, because I knew it would take me forever to get through the issues and I would generate lots and lots of paper waste..

Well, you're right about both. But it's fun to find something besides bills in your mailbox each week. And it's some of the best magazine journalism in the country!


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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2009, 11:58:44 am »
Fun item in the New Yorker blog...Dippin Dots!
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2009, 11:59:13 pm »
The latest issue has a cover commemorating the inauguration. If you read near the end of the magazine, there is an ad that tells you how to obtain a complementary cover image!

Just go to http://www.newyorker.com/user/registration

Interesting things I've read so far: Judith Thurman on Scrabble mania.

An article on breastfeeding.

Movie marketing (altho it seemed to be way too long)

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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2009, 04:48:19 pm »
You may miss the commemorative cover free offer even if you subscribe. It's on page 79 of the magazine!!

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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2009, 01:45:30 am »


http://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowlny/magazines/will_the_new_yorker_fold_next_107145.asp


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Wednesday, Jan 28
Will The New Yorker
Fold Next?




Conde Nast shuttered Domino earlier today and unless things turn around quick (don't hold your breath), the magazine publisher will undoubtedly be looking to make more cuts. Could The New Yorker  be next?

At first glance, you'd immediately assume no. David Remnick's book consistently produces some of the best journalism around. Year in, year out, its assured multiple Ellie  noms and a couple of wins. But the economics might end up forcing Si Newhouse to kill his baby.

The mag's struggles to retain advertisers have been well documented. Earlier today, Gawker 's Hamilton Nolan called it the company's "Plutonium loser" for seeing its ad pages drop 26.8 percent over last year. (We would have gone with "Adamantium loser" but we quibble.)

The February 2 issue paints an even more dire picture. Checking in at 83 pages, it features — by our count — a mere 15 pages of ads, or roughly 18 percent. Five of those pages, however, are "house ads" for New Yorker  or Conde Nast products, bringing the total paid ad pages down to 12 percent. That, my friends, is not good. Not good at all.

The question might be not can Conde afford to shutter The NYer  but rather can the publisher afford not to.
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2009, 10:55:41 am »
OMG, no! That would be beyond awful. The New Yorker made it through the Depression!