16 Facts About The New Yorker


New Yorker is an American weekly magazine featuring journalism, commentary, criticism, essays, fiction, satire, cartoons, and poetry.

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The New Yorker's introduced color to the editorial pages and included photography, with less type on each page and a generally more modern layout.

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Since the late 1990s, The New Yorker has used the Internet to publish current and archived material, and maintains a website with some content from the current issue .

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Magazine's editorial staff unionized in 2018 and The New Yorker Union signed their first collective bargaining agreement in 2021.

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Kurt Vonnegut said that The New Yorker has been an effective instrument for getting a large audience to appreciate modern literature.

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Tom Wolfe wrote about the magazine: "The New Yorker style was one of leisurely meandering understatement, droll when in the humorous mode, tautological and litotical when in the serious mode, constantly amplified, qualified, adumbrated upon, nuanced and renuanced, until the magazine's pale-gray pages became High Baroque triumphs of the relative clause and appository modifier".

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New Yorker has featured cartoons since it began publication in 1925.

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New Yorker launched a crossword puzzle series in April 2018 with a weekday crossword published every Monday.

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In July 2021, The New Yorker introduced Name Drop, a trivia game, which is posted online weekdays.

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In March 2022, The New Yorker moved to publishing online crosswords every weekday, with decreasing difficulty Monday through Thursday and themed puzzles on Fridays.

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Character has become a kind of mascot for The New Yorker, frequently appearing in its pages and on promotional materials.

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New Yorker Covers Editor Francoise Mouly repositioned Art Spiegelman's silhouettes, inspired by Ad Reinhardt's black-on-black paintings, so that the North Tower's antenna breaks the "W" of the magazine's logo.

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Obama pointed to his own efforts to debunk the allegations portrayed in The New Yorker cover through a website his campaign set up, stating that the allegations were "actually an insult against Muslim-Americans".

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Later that week, The Daily Shows Jon Stewart continued The New Yorker cover's argument about Obama stereotypes with a piece showcasing a montage of clips containing such stereotypes culled from various legitimate news sources.

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New Yorker covers are not always related to the contents of the magazine or are only tangentially so.

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New Yorkers signature display typeface, used for its nameplate and headlines and the masthead above The Talk of the Town section, is Irvin, named after its creator, the designer-illustrator Rea Irvin.

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