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Writes : “Robert Silvers has assigned thousands of pieces for The New York Review of Books, so why not a documentary film? … originated along the same lines as one of the lengthy, learned articles in The Review: Mr. Silvers sought out a talented essayist, in this case Martin Scorsese, and asked him to explore a subject — the magazine’s — that he was passionate about but not expert in.” The result is a “textured and smart but thoroughly celebratory, a paean to the magazine and the amazingly durable Mr. Silvers, now 84.”
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Nothing like the satisfaction of being right. Yesterday, in a blog post, I predicted in The New York Review of Books would ignite a much needed debate. And by this morning, dozens of media outlooks were linking to it: , at , on blog, and so on.
The New York Review Of Books: A 50 Year Argument Review is a substantial and surprisingly accessible browse through half a century of The New York Review of Books. If only there were more of it.The New York Review of Books publishes mostly men, and in that, they're not alone, joined by pretty much every major print magazine in this country. But the NYRB's editor, Robert Silvers, responded to a criticism of their mostly-maleness this week with an amazing, somewhat baffling form letter. The letter, which was sent to multiple people who complained about a specific issue of the magazine, lists every woman the NYRB has printed in the last year. That didn't take long, considering there were 40 of them total, compared to 215 or so male reviewers. Happy now, ladies?