She shaped American film criticism for generations to come and, more important, the national understanding of the movies
98% of the people who get the magazine say they read the cartoons first -- and the other 2% are lying.
We don't assign stories based on gender, but now that Ruth Davis Konigsberg has helpfully shown us the error of our ways, henceforth all assignments will be equally balanced between the sexes.
He's an important writer for The New Yorker, in the same way Robert Benchley and S.J. Perelman were important.
Bill Buford has been one of the great fiction editors in the history of the magazine, bringing into our pages countless new voices, ... He has an intelligence and an imagination that has made itself known in the magazine all the time, and I know he will do that, too, as a writer.
The Complete New Yorker: Eighty Years of the Nation's Greatest Magazine
What stores are around, what stores aren't around, what advertisers want to present as an ideal woman or man, passing prejudices, things that you would never say now that you could say then.
There's no doubt that Ali wrote a great deal of what he recited.
Resurrection: The Struggle for a New Russia
I've grown up on Woody's movies and his prose
If the story is good enough, if it's imaginative enough, if it's moving enough it is going to reach deeper than the level of sheer information and change somebody's life two degrees. That is an enormous achievement.
The Cold War was wildly expensive and consumed the entire globe.
Everybody has a cartoon of themselves. Mine is: I write very fast, and I'm ruthlessly efficient with my time.
My time as editor has been overlapped by a crisis - a prolonged, labyrinthine, tragic, seemingly non-ending crisis - that involves the prehistory of 9/11, 9/11, Iraq, Afghanistan, fraught histories between the United States and almost everyone.
I'm interested in Russian language, culture, history... and I lived there, for four years, as a reporter for the Washington Post and have visited many times since.