Lovable Old Volcano

"It's twenty-five years . . . since The New Yorker set up in business," said a small passage in The New. Yorker's Talk of the Town last week, "and things have changed either greatly or not at all . . ." Thus, with the elaborate casualness that is as much its trademark as the elegant Eustace Tilley who annually adorns its cover, did The New Yorkernote its 25th birthday.

Old New Yorker readers who scanned the anniversary issue might get a deceptive sense that things have changed not at...

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