Press: Heading Home

Harper's editor is now TRB

After a year and a half as editor of Harper's, the nation's oldest continuously published monthly (founded in 1850), Michael Kinsley, 32, was riding high. His provocative, sometimes flippant mix of articles won a National Magazine Award last month for general excellence. Within days, the magazine's board reported that lopping off unprofitable subscribers, which reduced the circulation from 325,000 to about 140,000, had cut annual losses from $2.4 million to $300,000. Nonetheless, last week Kinsley gave up one of the most visible jobs in magazine journalism for one of the more anonymous: starting in September, he will...

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