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Christian Science Monitor

Forbes Life, 60 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10011; 212-366-8900. Web: Quarterly lifestyle magazine for the readers of Forbes. Features on travel, collecting, health, real estate, sports, style, vehicles, wine, and food (10/10).

Harper's Magazine

mental_floss, 2829 2nd Avenue South #340, Birmingham AL 35233; 440-729-7774; Fax: 440-338-6315. Email: Web: Bimonthly trivia magazine featuring facts, anecdotes, history, etc. For knowledge junkies (9/10).

  • Neely Harris, Editor-in-Chief. Email: Send article ideas to her. Featured a story on Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom's Cabin (9/10).
  • Jennifer Drapkin, Senior Editor
  • Jason English, Web Editor. Email:
  • Michael Ridgeway wrote an article featuring 7 tiny books that packed a big punch: The Communist Manifesto, The Elements of Style, The Art of War, Common Sense, The Cat in the Hat, The Prince, and Civil Disobedience (9/10).

New Yorker, The Conde Naste Building, 4 Times Square, New York, NY 10036; Fax: 212-286-5047. Email: Web: A weekly general literary magazine. Most of their contributors have written a book (12/10).

  • Briefly Noted - This section features brief reviews. Reviewed Damon Galgut's novel In a Strange Room, Rose Tremain's novel Trespass, Gal Beckerman's When They Come for Us We'll Be Gone, and Donald Sturrock's bio of Roald Dahl Storyteller (11/10). Reviewed Antonya Nelson's novel Bound, Annabel Lyon's novel The Golden Mean, Antonia Fraser's memoir Must You Go?, and Alan Riding's history And the Show Went On (11/10). Gish Jen's World and Town, Bernhard Schlink's The Weekend, Susan Cheever's Louisa May Alcott, and Carlos Eire's Learning to Die in Miami (12/10). Salman Rushdie's Luka and the Fire of Live, Jaimy Gordon's Lord of Misrule, Richard Cohen's Chasing the Sun, and Bernd Brunner's Moon (1/11).
  • Roger Angell, Fiction Editor. Excerpts from books as well as original short stories. Also writes about movies.
  • Joan Acocella, Literary and Dance Critic. Wrote about Joseph Roth's The Radetzky March (1/04).
  • Ben Greenman, Editor. Reviewed Walter Mosley's novel The Man in My Basement (1/04).
  • Paul Goldberg, Architecture Critic
  • Peter Schjeldahl, Art Critic
  • Joan Acocella, Ballet Critic
  • David Remnick, Book Critic. Reviewed Keith Richards' Life (11/10).
  • Anthony Lane, Film Critic
  • David Denby, Film Critic
  • Richard Brody, Film Critic. Blog:
  • Alex Ross, Classical Music Critic
  • Sasha Frere-Jones, Pop Music Critic
  • Andrea Thompson, Restaurant Critic
  • Shauna Lyon, Restaurant Critic
  • John Lahr, Senior Theatre Critic
  • Hilton Als, Theatre Critic (also TV)
  • Nancy Franklin, TV Critic, TV Notes
  • Kelefa Sanneh, Critic at Large. Reviewed Jay-Z's Decoded and Adam Bradley's Book of Rhymes (12/10).
  • James Surowiecki, Columnist, The Financial Page. Writes a regular column on business and finance. He is the author of The Wisdom of Crowds (1/04).
  • Hendrik Herzberg, Senior Editor. Writes about politics and policy.
  • John Lehrer, Annals of Science
  • Ken Auletta, Staff Writer. Writes on politics.
  • Jane Kramer, Staff Writer. Writes about European politics and culture.
  • Ben McGrath, Staff Writer. Writes about sports.
  • Michael Specter, Staff Writer. Covers science and public health issues.
  • Jeffrey Toobin, Staff Writer. Writes about the Supreme Court and legal issues.
  • Burkhead Bilger, Staff Writer
  • Peter Boyer, Staff Writer
  • John Colapinto, Staff Writer
  • Adam Gopnik, Staff Writer. Reviewed Autobiography of Mark Twain (11/10).
  • Peter Hessler, Staff Writer
  • Rebecca Mead, Staff Writer. Wrote about Laurie David's The Family Dinner (1/11).
  • Michael Specter, Staff Writer
  • Dana Goodyear, Staff Writer (Los Angeles)
  • Malcolm Gladwell. Reviewed Steven Rattner's Overhaul (11/10).
  • George Packer. Reviewed George Bush's Decision Points (11/10).
  • John Cassidy wrote a books article featuring two books: Stefan Halper's The Beijing Consensus and Ian Bremmer's The End of the Free Market (12/10).
  • Thomas Mallon. Reviewed Jim Carroll's The Petting Zoo (12/10).
  • Dan Chiasson. Reviewed C D Wright's One With Others (1/11).

Reader's Digest

The Rotarian, One Rotary Center, 1560 Sherman Avenue, Evanston IL 60201; 847-866-3206; Fax: 847-866-9732. Email: Web: Monthly magazine of the Rotary Clubs (2/11).

  • John Rezek, Editor in Chief
  • Barbara Nellis, Senior Editor, Features
  • Jenny Llakmani, Senior Editor, Departments
  • Frank Bures reviewed Tony Hiss's In Motion: The Experience of Travel (2/11).

The Saturday Evening Post

Utne Reader, 12 North 12th Street #400, Minneapolis MN 55403; 612-338-5040. Email: Web: Detailed submissions policy: The alternative Reader's Digest. A monthly digest of magazine articles, etc. (8/10)

  • David Schimke, Editor in Chief
  • Keith Goetzman and Jeff Severns Guntzel, Senior Editors
  • John Rockhold, Managing Editor, Online website

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