All posts tagged: New Yorker

“Most magazines you pick up — you choke to death”

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“[Esquire] thought they made their statement where there should be copy and type all over the cover where you can’t read a goddamn word. I don’t get it. What are you trying to say to me? What’s the point? Is that an idea? “Why do you put all those cover lines on? They say, ‘Well, if I don’t get somebody interested in this one, I’ll get somebody interested in that one.’ “The covers [of The […]

Between the blue of sea and sky

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From the “rather old but worth reading” file comes this New Yorker piece on the Golden Gate Bridge and the people who jump from it. It’s a macabre subject, but one that’s treated respectfully, documenting the sad stories of those who leap – like the fourteen year-old who took a taxi from school directly to the bridge – as well as those who are persuaded not to and, most amazingly of all, those who jump […]