Thomas Vinciguerra: 1963 – 2021

Late word last night of the sudden passing of a fine fellow, Thomas Vinciguerra, who authored Cast Of Characters: Wolcott Gibbs, E.B. White, James Thurber, And The Golden Age Of The New Yorker, and edited Backward Ran Sentences: The Best Of Wolcott Gibbs. Mr. Vinciguerra, who contributed  to The New Yorker‘s Talk Of The Town, was also interviewed by the

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The New Yorker 96th Anniversary Week (Cont’d): A Fake Mock-Up 1st Cover; Audio Of Interest: Dale Kramer, Author of 1951’s “Ross And The New Yorker”

The very first issue of The New Yorker (shown here) was dated February 21, 1925 — exactly 96 years ago today. Many years back while reading Dale Kramer’s Ross And The New Yorker (Doubleday, 1951)* I came across this passage on page 64, talking about that first issue’s cover: “The most inviting feature of the first issue came about by

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96 Years Ago Today Issue #1 Of The New Yorker Appeared On Newstands; Thurber Writes Petty; Latest From A New Yorker State Of Mind

96 Years Ago Today:  Issue # 1 OF The New Yorker Appeared On Newstands Last night, while re-reading Scott Elledge’s terrif E.B. White bio I came across this passage: “The first issue of The New Yorker appeared on the newstands on Thursday, February 19, 1925. [E.B.White] remembers vividly the momentous afternoon when he ‘swung into Grand Central Terminal’… and ‘laid

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