Press: A Cultured Voice Falls Silent: THE SATURDAY REVIEW

Saturday Review, after 58 noteworthy years, ceases publication

Saturday Review, after 58 noteworthy years, ceases publication

For many years the logo of the Saturday Review was a mythical bird: the phoenix, rising reborn from its own ashes. The symbolism remained apt even after the logo was dropped in 1977. During much of its 58-year life span, the "magazine of ideas," as it called itself, has lost money; since 1971 it has been sold or refinanced five times. SR has been by turns a weekly, a biweekly, a monthly; at one point it was split into four separate magazines. Over the years it shifted focus from books to popular...

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