Press: New Cash for an Old Bostonian

Mort Zuckerman, a non-Yankee, buys the Atlantic

Some fellows named Lowell, Emerson, Longfellow and Holmes thrashed out the idea with several others over oysters, steak and Burgundy at the Parker House in Boston. Their aim was a truly American magazine that would "concentrate the efforts of the best writers upon literature and politics, under the light of the highest morals." They succeeded admirably. In the 123 years since that founding dinner, the Atlantic Monthly has been a bastion of Yankee rectitude and high literary purpose.

Thus it might have come as something of a...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!