Lauren Kirchner

At 50, 'New York Review of Books' celebrates the longevity of a magazine, and a mission:

The Review, which celebrated its 50th anniversary last night at Town Hall, found its niche almost immediately, and has been largely immune to the shifts in the business of cultural production and criticism, enduring for five decades and retaining its spot as the elite platform for probing, diverse cultural criticism and argument, right to the present day.

Bio: Lauren Kirchner is a writer living in New York City. Her work has appeared in the Columbia Journalism Review, Wired, the Awl, and elsewhere, and can be found here.

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At 50, ‘New York Review of Books’ celebrates the longevity of a magazine, and a mission

The Review, which celebrated its 50th anniversary last night at Town Hall, found its niche almost immediately, and has been largely immune to the shifts in the business of cultural production and criticism, enduring for five decades and retaining its spot as the elite platform for probing, diverse cultural criticism and argument, right to the present day.

Feb. 6, 2013

 
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The voices of NPR’s ‘Planet Money’ wonder if we’re all doomed, financially speaking

Correspondents from NPR’s Planet Money program gathered at Brooklyn's Bell House Wednesday to discuss if we’re all doomed, financially speaking. 

Jan. 25, 2013

 
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Steve Earle, Mary Karr, and many more writers and musicians gather to support struggling Red Hook

Last night in Gowanus, New York's literary lights gathered to raise money to help Red Hook residents and businesses decimated by Hurricane Sandy.

Nov. 15, 2012

 
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A mission to cover up the (lightly) radioactive legacy of Ridgewood

Even as the city recovers from the hurricane, another, wholly unrelated cleanup is quietly underway in one corner of Queens.

Nov. 14, 2012

 
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Elizabeth Cline’s cure for throwaway fashion: ‘slow clothes’

In her new book, Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion, Elizabeth Cline explains the rise in cheap clothing, and possible solutions

Jun. 21, 2012

 
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‘Can we talk?’ Raunchy Joan Rivers slays them in Union Square

At an event to promote her latest book, Joan Rivers skewered all manner of celebrities, even herself

Jun. 6, 2012

 
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Andrew Blum on what the Web really looks like, and how far that email you just sent really travels

Andrew Blum discusses his new book, Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet, and what the Web looks like in the real world

May. 31, 2012

 
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Quirky illustrator Christoph Niemann presents his new book and talks about New York’s power to inspire

Chtistoph Niemann, whose clever illustrations have enlived the Times and other publications, discussed how the city inspires him at Powerhouse Arena

Apr. 17, 2012

 
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Reuters Institute hosts a debate taking stock of the crisis in British (and U.S.) journalism

At the Reuters Institute, Nicholas Lemann, Chrystia Freeland, and others debate the ongoing journalism crisis in the United States and Britain

Apr. 16, 2012

 
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Journalists and photographers discuss the lingering effects of war reporting, and coming home

At Columbia University, war reporters gather to discuss the lingering effects of conflict, and how to come home

Apr. 5, 2012