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Karl Ove Knausgaard Should Probably Stay In Norway

When a writer from Oslo sets out in 2015 to trace the steps of his forefathers’ medieval meanderings to America, his discoveries are certainly something to write home about. At least, the New York Times Magazine thinks so. Part one of...Show More Summary

Who Was the Better Tocqueville? Karl Ove Knausgaard, Bernard-Henri Lévy, or Stephen Fry?

This article originally appeared in Vulture. When the newly revamped New York Times Magazine asked the famously prolix (but personally reticent) Karl Ove Knausgaard, the author of a 3,500-page confessional six-book series called My Struggle,...Show More Summary

Who Was the Better Tocqueville? Karl Ove Knausgaard, Bernard-Henri Lévy, or Stephen Fry?

When the newly revamped New York Times Magazine asked the famously prolix (but personally reticent) Karl Ove Knausgaard, the author of a 3,500-page confessional six-book series called My Struggle, to undertake a road trip through Canada and the U.S., it enlisted him in a noble tradition: the foreign writer grappling with America via... More »

Newfoundland Reacts to NYT Magazine Diss

After you read the travel piece “My Saga, Part 1” in this weekend’s New York Times Magazine by Karl Ove Knausgaard, consider clicking over to Canadian daily newspaper the St. John’s Telegram. Understandably, folks in that Canadian province are going to be less than thrilled with passages like this one (bolding is ours), involving the St. Show More Summary

Jake Silverstein, editor of The New York Times Magazine

Streamed live on Feb. 26, 2015--Jake Silverstein speaks with Victor Navasky. To view this video on mobile phones, click here.

The New York Times Magazine Relaunches … with Poetry!

The New York Times Magazine relaunched this weekend and with the re-design comes a few more literary initiatives including “online only writing and photography” and selections of poetry chosen by former U.S. poet laureate Natasha Trethewey. The new poetry series’s first installment features a poem by Jake Adam York. Here’s what NYT says: Welcome to […]

How The New York Times Creates Different Content for Engagement Versus Clicks

Jake Silverstein, editor-in-chief of The New York Times Magazine, interviews Alex MacCullum, assistant managing editor of audience development, and Jenna Wortham, staff writer for the magazine, in a panel titled \"Innovative Digital Storytelling in an Era of Tweets, Vines, Instagrams and More,\" at Social Media Week NYC. Show More Summary

What We're Reading This Week: Airbnb, American Sign Language, 'Hausfrau'

The newly revamped New York Times Magazine—expanded with a refreshed look, new features and contributors like Teju Cole (on photography), Jenna Wortham (on internet culture), and Troy Patterson (on fashion). This week’s Global IssueShow More Summary

Karl Ove Knausgaard Is the World’s Worst Travel Writer

The latest issue of the relaunched New York Times Magazine has, as its centerpiece, a looong essay by Karl Ove Knausgaard, whose six-volume My Struggle has sparked widespread reflection on autobiographical fiction, consciousness, and time. Show More Summary

How can we fight online shaming campaigns?

Longtime friend and colleague Boaz Barak sent me a fascinating New York Times Magazine article that profiles people who lost their jobs or otherwise had their lives ruined, because of a single remark that then got amplified a trillionfold in importance by social media.  (The author, Jon Ronson, also has a forthcoming book on the topic.)  The article opens with Justine […]

Twitter CEO: You Don’t Have to Tweet to Use Twitter

Twitter chief exec Dick Costolo has been speaking to The New York Times Magazine about the company’s plans to tackle abuse and harassment, drive user signups and move forward. One of the most interesting tidbits in the interview is Costolo’s stance on what he says to people he meets who don’t use Twitter. Show More Summary

“Tongue-in-Cheek Tocqueville”

“‘So your idea is to drive across America and write about it without talking to a single American?’ ‘Yes.'” Karl Ove Knausgaard travels North America as “a tongue-in-cheek Tocqueville” for the New York Times Magazine.  Pair with his piece for The Millions, “The View from My Window is a Constant Reminder,” and with Jonathan Callahan‘s reading […]

Shorties (Knausgaard's United States Experience, Jimmy Page on Physical Graffiti, and more)

The New York Times magazine features an essay by Karl Ove Knausgaard which chronicles his travels in the United States. Jimmy Page talked to All Songs Considered about the 40th anniversary of Led Zeppelin's Physical Graffiti album. Word and Film...

Read the Whole Thing

Jon “Men Who Stare at Goats” Ronson has a new book coming out, and has been promoting it with excerpts in major newspapers, most notably the New York Times Magazine and the Guardian. In these, he tracks down people whose lives were wrecked by massive public shaming campaigns over idiotic things they wrote on social…

New York Times Magazine redesigns for the Web

One of the most renowned magazines in the world, The New York Times Magazine, has undergone a redesign with two key aims: to carve out a distinct identity, and to embrace the current digital climate. When a publication with this lengthy a history — it’s been in print for 119 years, its print version is inserted into […]

$500K in medical waste--per week!

Here's what half a million dollars in medical waste looks like.Shown below are the full page advertisements bought by hospitals in this week's New York Times Magazine. According to the current rate sheet, the cost per ad is roughly $100,000. Show More Summary

Farewell, One Page Magazine

Just about every week for more than two and a half years, I’ve contributed a tiny column about the meeting of history and the present day to the New York Times Magazine’s “One Page Magazine.” The constraints have been considerable — I usually operate in sixty to eighty words, or thereabouts, subject to the vagaries of column breaks and dictates […]

Meet the Creatives Behind The New York Times Magazine’s Redesign

After 119 years in the business, “The New York Times Magazine” decided to indulge in a little makeover. The relaunch was largely sparked by Jake Silverstein’s appointment as the new editor. He is joined by newly promoted design… The post Meet the Creatives Behind The New York Times Magazine’s Redesign appeared first on Selectism.

Breaking Down the New NY Times Mag

The New York Times Magazine has finally unveiled the full scale of its new look and content. Our (extremely early) assessment is that there’s plenty to like and just a few things that seem off. As for the appearance, it’s a whole new ballgame. Show More Summary

Why serious journalism can coexist with audience-pleasing content

In his editor's letter this week announcing a redesigned New York Times Magazine, one with much more digital content and a podcast tie-in, editor Jake Silverstein offered a preemptive defense against concerns that this might run against the magazine's reputation for sterling journalism. Show More Summary

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