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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96th Anniversary Week (Cont’d): No Lightweights These Paperweights; Another New Addams; Eckstein on Wilson

  As we celebrate The New Yorker‘s 96th anniversary this week (and draw ever closer to the big 100th birthday in 2025), I thought it would be fun to look at a Spill post celebrating, or at least centering around Eustace Tilley, the magazine’s unofficial mascot. From the summer of 2017, here’s a short piece on the above paperweight: Finally,

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