Press: Short Takes


Ever since Harper's Editor Lewis Lapham, 46, announced his resignation last month, the troubled 131-year-old monthly (circ: 336,000) has been engaged in an intense head-hunting expedition. Last week the search committee, headed by Rutgers English Professor Richard Poirier, chose Lapham's replacement: Michael Kinsley, 30, Harvard graduate, lawyer and an editor since 1976 of the New Republic (circ. 97,000). Says Harper's Publisher David Michaels: "He is young, and he was the one person we saw who seemed to present any solid opinion about what we should do for the magazine."...

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