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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 […]




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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 — […]




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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 […]




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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 […]







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How Heather Cox Richardson Became a Breakout Star on Substack

Dr. Richardson confounds many of the media’s assumptions about this moment. She built a huge and devoted following on Facebook, which is widely and often accurately viewed in media circles […]