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Timeless stories from our 170-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
When I began my tenure as publisher of Harper’s Magazine nearly thirty years ago, my biggest challenge—?or so I thought at the time—?was to get advertising agencies to pay more…
By Mark Kingwell, from a keynote speech delivered in May at the annual meeting of the Writers’ Union of Canada and published in the Ottawa Citizen. Kingwell is a professor…
The problem with publishing is the relentlessness of the apocalypse. Since the seventeenth century, catastrophe has desolated the book industry on a generational schedule, and the villains have been legion:…