U.S. weekly magazine, famous for its varied literary fare and humour. It was founded in 1925 by Harold Ross, who was its editor until 1951. Initially focused on New York City's amusements and social and cultural life, it gradually acquired a broader scope, encompassing literature, current affairs, and other topics. Aimed at a sophisticated, liberal audience, it became renowned for its short fiction, cartoons, major (occasionally book-length) nonfiction pieces, and detailed reviews in the arts. It was sold in 1985 to Samuel I. Newhouse, Jr. (see Newhouse family). Since Ross, its editors have been William Shawn (1952–87), Robert Gottlieb (1987–92), Tina Brown (1992–98), and David Remnick (from 1998).
喜欢 New Yorker~里面的文章平和而睿智~而且那个Letters from China专栏的作者很赞。现在那个作者和之前的那个作者在中国生活多年，文章很温和，对中国了解也蛮多，很合我心意。我曾经一度把NY Times作为浏览器主页，后来发现那些关于中国的头版头条实在让我无可忍受，那些记者基本超级bigoted，严重怀疑他们都被brainwashed了，经常看得我怒火中烧，血压升高。果断设置New Yorker 为home page. 再也不会上火了。
我一个米国朋友喜欢组织book club,经常讨论的就是New Yorker里面的文章,她也很很喜欢Letters From China 这个栏目。有一次我们book club 一...