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Magazine: The New Yorker
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The New Yorker is a weekly literary, cultural, and news magazine published in New York City by print media giant Condé Nast. Following its debut on February 21, 1925, it has produced 4000 issues. The magazine has a reputation for being both liberal and painfully highbrow, and a significant portion of its content is devoted to cultural and lifestyle explorations of New York City. Despite these characteristics, the magazine is read widely by non-New Yorkers, and is recognized throughout the United States as a shorthand signifier of metropolitan and urbane sensibilities. The publication is also renowned for the collection of iconic covers it has produced, as well as the short fiction and one-panel cartoons that are included in every issue. Charles Addams, Gahan Wilson, Alice Munro, John Cheever, and James Thurber are among the more famous of the artists it has employed over the decades.

It is also noted for its long nonfiction articles, such as John Hersey's 31,000-word piece on the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.


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