Magazines: Talk of the Town

We were more than mildly surprised the other day to discover that The New Yorker magazine had taken it upon itself to add a table of contents. In a world where change confronts one at every turn, we had always taken a certain satisfaction in the constancy of Chat publication. Wondering if a palace coup had taken place on Manhattan's West 43rd Street while our attention was directed elsewhere, we at once put in a call to the magazine's editor, William Shawn.

"Hello, New Yorker Magazine," a pleasant male voice informed us after a single ring. We asked for Mr. Shawn...

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