New York Magazine keeps shining
Reading about the dying of the print version of Newsweek, you might think any weekly magazine would be on its last legs. I’m a magazine junkie and the only weeklies I still get are New York, The New Yorker, and Sports Illustrated. I could live without most issues of the last two. I may soon just get New York.
The New Yorker has wonderful writing, but I’ve always got books next to me that have all the wonderful writing I need. The magazine takes time away from those books. As for Sports Illustrated, I think I’m about full up to my chin strap with writerly sports writing. I’ve been reading sports for 55 years. I know more about it than I need to.
New York is what a magazine ought to be. It’s of the moment. Its design keeps your eyes in the game. Its writers are superb. I love when it arrives.