Award winning literary magazine The New Yorker, begun in 1925 is once again re-inventing itself. Their long running blog, Book Bench is being relaunched with a new look, new writing and a new name – Page-Turner. The original blog covered primarily books and was an extension of the magazine’s online articles.
Here’s more from the New Yorker press release, on Page Turner: “Our first day features an essay by Salman Rushdie on the spectre of censorship; a dissenting view on the immortality of “Death of a Salesman,” by Giles Harvey; Mary Norris on the subtle marvellousness of the medieval thorn; and Nick Thompson on the risks of the running life. Check back for interviews with fiction writers, staff reading lists, literary Shouts & Murmurs, cool-headed rants, barely checked enthusiasms, good-natured persiflage, and, with luck, lots of soft owls flying over the lane.”