Dec 4, 2012 @ 12:01:00 am
New York Magazine runs a seven-page profile of Chris Hughes, the 29-year-old Facebook co-founder and recently seated owner of the New Republic. While his mission for the magazine isn’t totally clear yet, he does intend to be more hands-on, and to distance himself from his internet roots. “Hughes wants to produce what thoughtful people ought to read,” writes Carl Swanson, “as opposed to churning out what most people like to ‘like.’”
Rupert Murdoch’s iPad-only magazine The Daily has folded. Alexis Madrigal speculates about why the virtual general-interest magazine never managed to get off the ground.
Is Zoe Heller’s New York Review of Books essay on Salman Rushdie’s biography—which she claims is suffused with "an unembarrassed sense of what he is owed as an embattled, literary immortal-in-waiting"—the literary
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