NYorker tells all re The reporter
Bethany K. Dumas
dumasb at UTK.EDU
Thu Jun 3 11:23:14 UTC 1999
Thanks to Ron Butters and a story in the 6/7 issue of the NYorker, I now
that my favorite cartoon appeared in The Reporter, not the NYorker.
See the essay "Beltway Bluestocking" (about Meg Greenfield), 92-94, esp.
The Reporter is almost forgotten today, but in the
fifities and early sixties it was read by a big slice of the American
intellectual elite. It was a text-rich liberal biweekly published on
slick paper, with a handsomely restrained layout and a cover
that was invariably occupied by a quiet painting and a discreet
line of type at the top. The Reporter was a cross between The New
Republic and The New Yorker, both of which it shared writers with,
and its circulation, around a quarter of a milion, hovered roughly
midway between those of its models. ... The reporter passed the
test that the fifties set for liberals: it was anti-Communist,
anti-Macarthyite, and anti-segregation. ...
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