March 10, 2009 |
The political magazine the New Republic has been sold back to its longtime editor in chief. Canada's largest media company, Canwest Global Communications Corp., said Monday that it sold the magazine to a group of private investors that includes editor Martin Peretz and investment banker Lauren Grafstein for an undisclosed amount. Canwest bought the liberal magazine from Peretz two years ago. Canwest spokesman John Douglas said the company was trying to clean up its balance sheet and shed non-core assets.
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October 9, 2013 |
Film critic Stanley Kauffmann, who in the 20th century helped define movie reviews as an intellectual form, died of pneumonia Wednesday at St. Luke's Hospital in New York. He was 97. His death was announced by the New Republic, the politics and culture magazine that published his criticism for more than five decades. Although Kauffmann's commentary tended toward the intellectual and often went against the grain - finding fault in heralded movies such as "The Godfather," "Pulp Fiction" and "Full Metal Jacket" - he championed the rise of serious cinema in the late 1950s and 1960s.
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July 4, 2012 |
Paul Zuckerman was sifting through resumes when he paused, "astounded," over a particularly strong applicant for a law clerk opening: Ivy League undergraduate, top-notch law school, legal work for two judges in Washington. Zuckerman's Los Angeles County firm handled personal injury cases - auto accidents and slip-and-falls. He figured the applicant, whose credentials marked him for a prestigious "white shoe" firm, had applied to the wrong place. Then he read the cover letter. Stephen Randall Glass wrote that he was a disgraced former Washington journalist.
January 30, 2014 |
More than 15 years after fabricating some 42 articles for the New Republic, Rolling Stone and other magazines, Stephen Glass was back in the news this week. On Monday, the California Supreme Court ruled that Glass, 41, does not have the moral character "critical to the practice of law. " He has been trying for a decade to overcome that hurdle. He's certainly qualified otherwise. Glass graduated from Georgetown Law School in 2000, passed bar exams in New York and California, and has worked for years as a paralegal at a Beverly Hills firm.
June 7, 1987
I was surprised to read SBK Entertainment World's denial that it had refused the New Republic permission to reprint the lyrics to the Beatles' "Revolution" (Pop Eye, by Patrick Goldstein, May 10). Before Jon Wiener's piece, "Beatles Buy-Out" (the New Republic, May 11), went to press, I spoke with David Wolfson, the manager of renewals and permissions at SBK in New York. In the phone call and then in a letter, Wolfson stated, "Upon reading this article, we feel that it is offensive, and we decline in granting you permission to use any of the lyrics from the above song."
March 11, 2008
Martinez column: In Monday's California section, Al Martinez said that Stephen Glass "must hold some kind of record for writing 23 pieces for Nation magazine that contained partial or total lies." Glass wrote for the New Republic.