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Sex Harassment Claims Bring Down 'Literary Legend'

Leon Wieseltier's new magazine has been axed

(Newser) - Former New Republic literary editor Leon Wieseltier's comeback has abruptly stalled amid accusations of sleazy behavior. Wieseltier, long prominent in social and literary circles and a New Republic editor for three decades, had been installed as editor of Idea, a new literary magazine funded by Laurene Powell Jobs, but... More »

Welcome to the Depressing New Real-Estate Game

Faraway investors scoop up abandoned homes online to make a quick buck

(Newser) - A story in the New Republic pronounces "a new era of real estate speculation" in the US, one that's taking a depressing toll on poor neighborhoods across the country. Two factors are at play: the housing bust of 2008, which left a glut of abandoned properties on the... More »

Barnes & Noble Is in Trouble, and Book Lovers Should Be Afraid

If you want quality books, you have to support B&N: Alex Shephard

(Newser) - Thanks to a load of long-term debt and flagging sales , Barnes & Noble's days on this planet may be numbered. But Alex Shephard writes for the New Republic that although there may be a temptation to "gloat, the death of Barnes & Noble would be catastrophic—not just... More »

Facebook Co-Founder Gives Up on New Republic

Chris Hughes bought a majority stake in 2012

(Newser) - Big news in the media world today, by way of Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes' announcement that he's seeking a buyer for the New Republic. He bought a majority stake in the magazine in 2012 and a much-publicized staff exodus hit in 2014.
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Harper's Makes 1st Retraction in 165 Years

Magazine makes big step over old piece by disgraced Stephen Glass

(Newser) - Disgraced journalist Stephen Glass continues trying to make up for past transgressions, most recently to Harper's Magazine. Although much of the hullabaloo in the 1990s originally focused on Glass' work for the New Republic—a majority of which he completely made up, per the Washington Post —it's... More »

New Republic Owner Blasts Editors Who Quit

Chris Hughes says if 'you really care ... you roll up your sleeves'

(Newser) - Twenty of the 50-plus staff members and contributing editors who quit the New Republic on Friday penned an open letter to Chris Hughes—the Facebook co-founder who purchased the magazine in 2012—and other management to express their "dismay and sorrow at [the magazine's] destruction in all but... More »

Facebook Co-Founder Buys New Republic

Chris Hughes aims to focus on grabbing tablet readers

(Newser) - Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes has purchased a majority stake in The New Republic, and installed himself as the influential liberal magazine's publisher and editor in chief, the publication announced today. Hughes, a new-media guru who also helped run Barack Obama's online operation in 2007, tells the New York ... More »

Hillary Run for NY Gov? Uh, No, Scoff Lefty Pundits

Lefty Internet moves to dismiss rumor floated by right-leaning site

(Newser) - Pundits jumped today on a report that Hillary Clinton will leave the State Department to run for governor of New York, with Michael Crowley, in the New Republic, saying three Clinton sources dismissed the notion, and that anyone floating such things is “on crack.” That, evidently, would be... More »

The Culture Wars, College Football Style

Michigan-Ohio State rivalry illuminates tale of '60s, '70s upheaval

(Newser) - The cultural disconnect between conservative college football programs and America’s liberalizing culture in the late 1960s and early ‘70s is the theme of War as They Knew It, a book by Detroit Free Press columnist Michael Rosenberg. The survey of the Michigan-Ohio State rivalry (which continues tomorrow) through... More »

Simon Cowell Rocks the Vote

Encouraged by civics lessons from American Idol , young voters are used to going to polls

(Newser) - Barack Obama isn't the only force driving young voters are to the polls, writes Alan H. Fleischmann in the New Republic. Thanks to the extreme popularity of judge Simon Cowell and American Idol, they’ve gotten used to having their voices heard. And just as important, Idol participation has allowed... More »

Army: New Republic Scribe Lied

But magazine stands by private's diary from Iraq

(Newser) - The military and the New Republic are at a standoff over the accuracy of a series of damaging diaries by an Army private in Iraq. Army investigators say they're fabricated, that no one in the unit corroborated his stories about petty cruelty among soldiers. But TNR Editor Franklin Foer told... More »

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