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Elon Musk Flexes His Media Muscle by Suspending Reporters on Twitter
Elon Musk’s decision to abruptly suspend several journalists from Twitter sparked an outcry on Friday from First Amendment advocates, threats of sanctions from European regulators, and questions about the social […]
Are We Past Peak Newsletter?
The humble email newsletter, which became a star in its own right, appears headed back to earth. Read More
Will Substack Go Beyond Newsletters? A Company Weighs Its Future.
There are things that the newsletter writer Kirsten Han misses about Substack. They just aren’t enough to outweigh the downsides.She disliked how the platform portrayed itself as a haven for […]
Who Is MacKenzie Scott?
But as Ms. Scott’s fame for giving away money has grown, so, too, has the deluge of appeals for gifts from strangers and old friends alike. That clamor may have […]
An Erotica Pioneer Goes From Hero to Villain for Dozens of Authors
Under pressure from authors, Blushing has offered more transparency, and says that it is now providing monthly royalty payments, and that since the first quarter of 2020, it has used […]
Why Our Monsters Talk to Michael Wolff
I couldn’t write about these kind of blurred journalistic lines, of course, without disclosing my largely friendly relationship with Mr. Wolff. I first encountered him in 2009, when he profiled […]
Why The New Yorker’s Stars Didn’t Join Its Union
Neither effort has gained traction.Many of the writers, it seemed, valued their independent contractor status. Some, led by Tad Friend and Jia Tolentino, used the threat of a union — […]
Tom Lin Makes His Debut With ‘The Thousand Crimes of Ming Tsu’
“Historically the Western has been this super masculine genre — the male cowboy, the male rancher, the male outlaw,” North said. “It’s a genre that was ripe to be reinvented […]
Why We’re Freaking Out About Substack
Isaac Saul, who told me his nonpartisan political newsletter Tangle brought in $190,000 in its first year, wrote recently that he came to Substack “specifically to avoid being associated with […]