From its birth in 1925 to the early days of the Cold War, The New Yorker slowly but surely took hold as the country's most prestigious, entertaining, and informative general-interest periodical. In Cast of Characters, Thomas Vinciguerra paints a portrait of the magazine's cadre of charming, wisecracking, driven, troubled, and brilliant writers and editors. He introduces us to Wolcott Gibbs, theater critic, all-around wit, and author of an infamous 1936 parody of Time magazine.
"Who Stole My 'Star Trek'?" is from the September 08, 2016, Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Thomas Vinciguerra and narrated by Kristi Burns.
"How to Speak of the Dead" is from the Lifestyle section of The New York Times. It was written by Thomas Vinciguerra and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.