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Week after week, The New Yorker keeps its reader current. Subscribe now and don't miss the New Yorker's famous fiction and poetry, book and film review, its incisive looks at politics, people and the way we live, and of course, those CARTOONS. In-depth reporting, surprising opinions, sharp wit, the best in prose, poetry, and the visual arts can all be yours for just $1 an issue!

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If you're interested in literary book reviews, reading commentary on popular culture, and enjoying political cartoons, the New Yorker magazine is perfect for your subscription collection. Started in 1925, the publication has yet to disappoint readers with substandard short stories or essay content. Despite having a heavy focus on the New York life scene, there is so much included on general arts and life that readers from all over the world continue to enjoy the magazine.

The New Yorker magazine is famous for its covers, normally created by a popular political cartoonist. These covers have made waves in the publishing world, as well as had a tremendous influence on art. None can say this as much as the Saul Steinberg illustration for the March 29, 1976, edition. Called View of the World from 9th Avenue, the drawing focuses strictly on a few blocks in Manhattan, with the rest of the world an afterthought.

A familiar illustration has often graced the cover throughout the past eighty-seven years. His name is Eustace Tilley, but he is no one of factual importance. The character was created specifically for the first cover and evolved into a mascot for the magazine. Eustace was based on the cartoonish image of Count d'Orsay found in the Encyclopædia Britannica's 11th edition.

The New Yorker magazine has had a hand in bringing many popular movies to the big screen. Based on short stories, essays, and articles that have run throughout the pages, dozens of blockbuster and award-winning films have garnered attention by being featured in the magazine. These include The Hours, Adaptation, Angela's Ashes, Boys Don't Cry, In Cold Blood, and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

A subscription to The New Yorker magazine keeps you up to date on what's happening not only in the Big Apple, but also in art, literature, and politics in general. It lets you stay enriched wherever you are currently living with thoughtful essays, fiction stories, and articles that delve into every area of American culture.

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Subscription Length: 1 year auto-renewal
  • Format: Magazine
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Publisher: Conde Nast Publications
  • ASIN: B001U5SPJW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (248 customer reviews)
  • This magazine subscription is provided by Conde Nast Publications

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156 of 163 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Magazine to Impress Others that You'll Actually Like December 12, 2004
By Whitney
Subscription Term Name:1 year
I have been subscribing to the New Yorker for five years now, and it has been a very enlightening experience. The New Yorker does its part in covering big news stories, but it's not really a news magazine. The perspectives are unique (and admittedly lean to the left), and the kind you're not likely to get elsewhere. The authors use the first person because they tend to be part of the stories they're covering. Take Jon Lee Anderson, probably the most credible reporter covering the Middle East today. His "Letters From" various cities involve accounts of his meetings with locals and leaders.

Other segments are more like NPR stories--unique perspectives on largely uncovered topics that aren't time-sensitive. You'll get in-depth looks into developments in medicine, law, architecture, etc., that otherwise wouldn't get on your radar unless you were in that profession. And, the writers incorporate the "larger questions" in stories focused on recent events. Like Malcolm Gladwell's recent account of a playwright who plagiarized material from a former article written by him. He parlayed his personal struggle into a good summary of legal and ethical positions on the use or development of one person's idea by another.

I have grown to look forward to reading the Fiction selection each week. Sometimes I don't like the piece, but I enjoy getting the chance to read writers that I normally wouldn't and those that I normally would.

Additionally, the magazine has added more dedicated issues--most recently the "Food" issue, in addition to standbys like the "Style" and "Fiction" issues. I loved the "Food" issue, especially one writer's account of the search for truly authentic pasta that involved a work night in Mario Batali's kitchen and a trip to Italy.
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79 of 88 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For any age October 25, 2002
Subscription Term Name:1 year
Over 10 years ago, my high school English teacher recommended that all of his students get a subscription to The New Yorker. He often xeroxed the fiction pieces for us to read, and was known for saying, "If you read this magazine cover to cover each week, you'll learn almost everything you need to know about what's going on in the world." Because I thought he was great, I got a subscription, and have never regretted it. For a few years I read only the fiction pieces and the poetry, and gradually moved towards the Talk of the Town, and beyond.
I haven't lived in the New York area since high school, but each week when my New Yorker comes I gleefully pick it up and begin reading. First the poems, then the Talk of the Town, and then... who knows? I am never disappointed.
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61 of 68 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Always fresh, compelling, and readable June 12, 2002
Subscription Term Name:1 year
I've subscribed to the New Yorker for at least the last 8 years. Like National Geographic, I find it hard to throw away old issues, and I wind up storing them in boxes imagining that I will someday catch up on missed articles- or revisit old favorites. With a new issue arriving weekly, this is will probably never happen, unless, of course, I suspend my subscription- which I would hate to do.
Contrary to its dry and stodgy reputation among those who have never picked up a copy, the New Yorker is eminently engaging and readable. The "New Yorker Style" seems to be one of continuous vivid description- but always to serve the subject. It is like the "NPR: All Things Considered" of print. Indeed, for me, the magazine's ever varied subject matter (no subject is out of bounds for the magazine- as long as it can be presented in an interesting fashion) is often beside the point. A typical article gives a such rich sense of persona and place that makes reading on any topic- whether it be an inside look at a noted political figure or the recent turmoil in Zimbabwe or a trip inside the head of a noted film director (stuff that would hardly interest me otherwise)- a sensual delight. Put another way, one thing all New Yorker writers seem to have in common is an exceptional gift for prose.
This is not to say that the magazine is all style and no substance. On the contrary, the New Yorker frequently throws a very big hat into the ring of popular discourse on a wide range of topics. Noted New Yorker writers will frequently pop up on talking-heads shows defending their controversial, yet compelling, assertions.
The New Yorker is often in depth- with very little fluff space- that, with minimal page real estate eaten up by graphic designer fill- articles often run to great length.
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53 of 59 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Lifetime of New Yorker's June 14, 2002
Subscription Term Name:1 year
It started in a doctor's waiting room in my adolescence. Great cartoons, and the best were Charles Addams's. Sooo macabre, and like looking at something vaguely forbidden. Then there were the one paragraph reviews - the movie reviews especially. Growing up in Erie, PA, didn't give me much of a chance to see the variety of films in the New Yorker, but that taste of what I was missing was one of the things that got me out of Erie as soon as I could "git." As I grew, so did the depth of my reading, and the New Yorker always had something to offer. I was especially pleased when a Profile of magazine length would come out - everything you never wanted to know about someone you never heard of, but if it was in the New Yorker the subject became someone worth knowing. The New Yorker expanded my world. Years of reading finally got us to Tricia Brown and her near successful attempt to ruin a great magazine. She pushed the New Yorker from an art and literary journal into celebrity journalism, and did her best to skuttle the cartoons as well. Thank goodness she didn't last. Once David Remnick took the reins the mag was back on track, and though I'm not totally pleased with the modern New Yorker Remnick has returned it to a high percentage of its former value. I just can't do without the New Yorker. When I travel out of country it's the only thing I miss. When I'm home it's the best thing in my mailbox. The New Yorker is an American treasure, and a little bit like New York itself - exciting, brash, clever, and stimulating. Subscribe!
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