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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Lefty Lore

Ever wonder how the New York Review of Books got started? Didn't think so. But wait. James Atlas writes an excellent article in New York Magazine about NYRB's editors Barbara Epstein, who recently died, and Robert Silvers, who is now helming the lefty publication alone. The article seamlessly describes the biweekly's origins, past, and future, along with on-the-mark profiles of its editors. The story captures the energy and heady days of starting any huge endeavor. Definitely worth a read. (Image via New York Magazine; Photo: Gert Berliner/Courtesy of the New York Review of Books)