It appears that this long-ago rejected cover painting is going to be a Spill Easter thing. ___________________________________________________________
An Editor’s Burial: Journals and Journalism From The New Yorker and other Magazines, coming our way in July from Penguin/Random House.
A glimpse of post-war France through the eyes and words of 14 (mostly) expatriate journalists including Mavis Gallant, James Baldwin, A.J. Liebling, S.N. Behrman, Luc Sante, Joseph Mitchell, and Lillian Ross; plus, portraits of their editors William Shawn and New Yorker founder Harold Ross.
Together: they invented modern magazine journalism. Includes an introductory interview by Susan Morrison with Anderson about transforming fact into a fiction and the creation of his homage to these exceptional reporters.
I’m guessing the piece on Harold Ross by S.N. Behrman is “Harold Ross: A Recollection” from Mr. Behrman’s The Suspended Drawing Room (Stein & Day, 1965). It’s good reading.
The Lillian Ross material possibly (likely!?) from her oddly unconvincing memoir of Shawn, Here But Not Here (Random House, 1998).
An end of week listing of New Yorker artists who contributed to newyorker.com features
The Daily Cartoon: P.C. Vey, David Sipress, Mort Gerberg, Brendan Loper, Jeremy Nguyen.
Daily Shouts: Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell.
…and Barry Blitt’s Kvetchbook, “He Walks Among Us” — this piece on John Prine.
…and from The Culture Desk, this Paul Karasik piece, also on John Prine.