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#31 bloviatrix

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Posted 06 February 2009 - 03:08 AM

I decided to print the article out and make it today's subway reading. Here's something I never knew before - Ted Williams actually wanted to play for the Yanks. ninja.gif

It's a good piece.
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Posted 06 February 2009 - 03:10 PM

Hmmmm.

Then that happened.

 

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Posted 06 February 2009 - 03:19 PM

On the bright side, if the New Yorker stopped publishing, I'd maybe have a chance to get through sixty years of back issues...oh, that's still three thousand or more...no, forget it...

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#34 Rail Paul

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Posted 06 February 2009 - 03:44 PM

QUOTE(Wilfrid @ Feb 6 2009, 10:19 AM) View Post
On the bright side, if the New Yorker stopped publishing, I'd maybe have a chance to get through sixty years of back issues...oh, that's still three thousand or more...no, forget it...

angry.gif


The New Yorker has launched an online subscription service, which should do well, especially for people who travel a lot. I wouldn't be surprised to see fewer complete article in the free online section down the road. I can't imagine they'd consider discontinuing the paper edition, but a more robust online presence, perhaps with unpublished materials, could be attractive to may readers.
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Posted 06 February 2009 - 03:45 PM

They already have some of their writers producing pretty good blogs. Steve Coll and George Packer for example.
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#36 Wilfrid1

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Posted 06 February 2009 - 03:57 PM

All articles are free online to subscribers to the paper edition too.
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Posted 06 February 2009 - 06:51 PM

QUOTE(Wilfrid @ Feb 6 2009, 09:19 AM) View Post
...if the New Yorker stopped publishing...
angry.gif

This is unthinkable. Sorry, it's just unthinkable.

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#38 Rail Paul

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Posted 06 February 2009 - 07:52 PM

QUOTE(cristina @ Feb 6 2009, 01:51 PM) View Post
QUOTE(Wilfrid @ Feb 6 2009, 09:19 AM) View Post
...if the New Yorker stopped publishing...
angry.gif

This is unthinkable. Sorry, it's just unthinkable.


It hasn't been mentioned on the various lists of magazines that Conde Nast might shut down.

My sense, FWIW, is that Newhouse views it as a crown jewel.
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Posted 06 February 2009 - 07:53 PM

How could they not?
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#40 Wilfrid1

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Posted 06 February 2009 - 07:56 PM

QUOTE(cristina @ Feb 6 2009, 01:51 PM) View Post
QUOTE(Wilfrid @ Feb 6 2009, 09:19 AM) View Post
...if the New Yorker stopped publishing...
angry.gif

This is unthinkable. Sorry, it's just unthinkable.


It is, isn't it? Yet the New York Times stopping publishing would have been unthinkable a few years ago. I am not saying it's likely to happen, but somewhere along the way it got perfectly thinkable.
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#41 Behemoth

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 08:57 AM

Thinkable and very depressing.
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#42 cristina

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 03:17 PM

QUOTE(Wilfrid @ Feb 6 2009, 01:56 PM) View Post
QUOTE(cristina @ Feb 6 2009, 01:51 PM) View Post
QUOTE(Wilfrid @ Feb 6 2009, 09:19 AM) View Post
...if the New Yorker stopped publishing...
angry.gif

This is unthinkable. Sorry, it's just unthinkable.


It is, isn't it? Yet the New York Times stopping publishing would have been unthinkable a few years ago. I am not saying it's likely to happen, but somewhere along the way it got perfectly thinkable.

Did this actually go forward?
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#43 Rail Paul

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 04:06 PM

QUOTE(cristina @ Feb 7 2009, 10:17 AM) View Post
QUOTE(Wilfrid @ Feb 6 2009, 01:56 PM) View Post
QUOTE(cristina @ Feb 6 2009, 01:51 PM) View Post
QUOTE(Wilfrid @ Feb 6 2009, 09:19 AM) View Post
...if the New Yorker stopped publishing...
angry.gif

This is unthinkable. Sorry, it's just unthinkable.


It is, isn't it? Yet the New York Times stopping publishing would have been unthinkable a few years ago. I am not saying it's likely to happen, but somewhere along the way it got perfectly thinkable.

Did this actually go forward?



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#44 Wilfrid1

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 03:57 PM

QUOTE(bloviatrix @ Feb 5 2009, 10:08 PM) View Post
I decided to print the article out and make it today's subway reading. Here's something I never knew before - Ted Williams actually wanted to play for the Yanks. ninja.gif

It's a good piece.


I found the whole piece in my Library of America Baseball Literary Anthology last night. smile.gif
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#45 Wilfrid1

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 01:06 PM

Back to the original subtitle of the thread.

Well done Dan Chiasson and the New Yorker's legendary fact checkers.

In an otherwise interesting article on the Greek poet Cavafy, Chiasson changes W.B. Yeats into Delmore Schwartz. The phrase "In dreams begin responsibilities" was doubtless derived by Schwartz from Yeats, but the original is "In dreams begins responsibility."
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