Let’s face it: We miss out on a ton of great content due to paywalls. After a recent redesign to improve reading via its website across a range of devices, The New Yorker has opened up its archive for the rest of summer free of charge. The repository houses issues dating back to 2007 that will be displayed with the magazine’s responsive layout, tidied-up look and larger images.
I’d be interested if this archive went back to the fifties and sixties, when JD Salinger was doing a Glass Family story every once in a while, and the mag was publishing three or four piece of fiction per issue, along with the usual brilliant cartoons, poetry, and the legendary columns. Of course the New Yorker has since become simply another progressive megaphone and hack propaganda venue, and this happened well before 2007, so, sorry. I haven’t had a subscription since Bill Shawn left, and I see no reason to return now.