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The new way they sell magazines

How panicky is the magazine industry? Judging by the increasingly crafty methods they’re using to secure subscription renewals, very!

Newsweek’s keen 1965 “Mad Men” issue

The new issue of Newsweek does something very creative. It’s obvious from the cover that there’s a “Mad Men” theme going on. The first clue that something else is amiss: The nameplate on the cover. It’s Newsweek’s 1960s-era logo. 

Revolution? Anxiety? Never mind that.

This week it seems the editors of TIME magazine went out of their way to shield American readers from actual news.

When cuss words first appeared in The New Yorker


Revealed: The first writer to get "shit" published in The New Yorker. On the blog The Awl, Elon Green has combed through the New Yorker archives and found the first instance of each common profanity to appear in the famously prim magazine. His tally includes some delightfully out-of-context sentences, such this one from an Ian Frazier story in 1994: "It sounded like a chorus of high-pitched voices shouting the word 'motherfucker' through a blender." As for the S-word? That barrier fell in 1976 in an agonizing, 607-word sentence by Gabriel García Márquez. Read the full list here: The Dirty Talk Of The Town: Profanity At "The New Yorker"