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New Yorker Magazine - August 25, 1980 - Cover by J. J. Sempe
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This item is already soldNew Yorker Magazine - August 25, 1980 - Cover by J. J. Sempe
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The picture shows the cover of this complete copy of the August 25, 1980 edition of the New Yorker Magazine. This vintage magazine has been carefully stored flat, high and dry and is in excellent, fresh condition. It has a bright, colorful cover.


Cover artist: J. J. Sempe
Publication Date: August 25, 1980
Page Count: 104 pages
In this issue:

Fiction Buried Treasure by Laura Furman. Nessa lives in the country and is visited by her friends, Gwen and Charley--a married couple--for the July Fourth weekend. Unexpectedly Nessa's old love Vance drives up after being gone for three years, during which time Nessa had finished the house. Nessa had only recently stopped missing him...

Comment by Anthony Hiss. Comment on the visitors at the 1980 Democratic National Convention. The people who came to town and the people who live here seemed to have a lot more in common than any of us had realized four years ago during the 1976 convention. Since then, the city has reinforced its...

Books Excommunications by George Steiner.

The Talk of the Town The Hosts Square Off by Anthony Hiss. Talk story about a publicity challenge between David Rose, special assistant to Daniel Patrick Moynihan and host of the Florida delegation to the Democratic National Convention, and the writer Christopher Cerf, host of the Guam delegation. Rose challenged Cerf to see who could get the most attention. Tom Baer, chairman...

The Talk of the Town KA 35057 by Mark Singer. Talk story about the "Draft Muskie" movement at the Democratic National Convention. Supporters of Secretary of State Edmund Muskie were set up on the 3rd floor of J.J. Applebaum's, a new delicatessen across from Madison Square Garden. If the Convention majority had voted for an open Convention instead of renominating...

The Talk of the Town Freshing Up by Ian Frazier. Talk story about the Media "Fresh-Up" Lounge provided by Bristol-Myers/Clairol in the Statler Hotel for the members of the press during the Democratic National Convention. A press agent said the lounge offered complimentary haircuts, shaves, "and other grooming services in a relaxing atmosphere convenient to Madison Square...

The Talk of the Town 18 3/4 Minutes by Anthony Hiss. Talk story about the rapidity with which a newspaper story is prepared for publication. At the Democratic National Convention, held recently at Madison Square Garden, United Press International had large numbers of video-display terminals on hand for its reporters and rewrite people. A story about the resolution of an...

Musical Events Seven Days' Wonder by Nicholas Kenyon.

The Talk of the Town Inside the Garden by Anthony Hiss. Talk story about the scene inside Madison Square Garden during the recent Democratic National Convention, held there. Anchor booths of the three major TV networks are compared; NBC has an open-air patio and looks faintly Art Deco. The early atmosphere was bleak and deflated, even before Senator Kennedy's withdrawal...

The Talk of the Town The Bronx by Anthony Hiss. Talk story about a visit to the Bronx by some Democratic Convention delegates on Saturday, August 9. Stanley Simon, Borough President of the Bronx, led a cavalcade of 20 buses, filled with 1100 delegates and their families through the Bronx to a party at the Bronx Botanical Garden and then...

The Talk of the Town Corned Beef to Go by Anthony Hiss. Talk story about corned-beef expertise. During the Democratic National Convention, the Reverend Paul Lawson, a Latin-American delegate and an Episcopal priest, was on the lookout for corned-beef expertise. He found Leo Steiner, the owner of the Carnegie Deli, on Seventh Avenue. Steiner pickles his own corned beef...

Fiction Dusty Answer by H. F. Ellis. Some people prefer sluggish and more or less evolutionary causes for great events, while others, such as the writer, the great crash that does the job in the twinkling of an eye. Take Knossos, for example. Theories abound about the destruction of the Palace of Minos sometime in the 15th...

The Talk of the Town Farewell by Isabel Logan. Talk story about the final hours of the Democratic National Convention. On the last night, Ted Kennedy made his brief appearance on the podium with President Carter to demonstrate party unity. He looked solemn and enigmatic...

The Talk of the Town Tough Questions by Mark Singer. Talk story about Mal Sharpe, who does man-in-the-street interviews for radio station KMEL in San Francisco. Reports the conversation between him and a guest at a party given by George Plimpton and Dick Tuck for George Mitrovich, a California delegate to the Democratic National Convention. Sharpe asked...

A Reporter at Large AFTER MEANY by A. H. Raskin. REPORTER AT LARGE about today's A.F.L.-C.I.O. and its Executive Council meeting last February. This year a new leader--Lane Kirkland, an urbane, scholarly union technocrat--presided. He had taken over from George Meany last November, less than 2 months before Meany died. The Feb. gathering was the initial test...

Dancing Guest Star by Arlene Croce.

The Talk of the Town "Who Won?" by Isabel Logan. Talk story about an exchange between two bus drivers during the Democratic National Convention. When the driver of a No. 5 bus asked the driver of a No. 3 bus "Who won?" it was clear to everyone on both buses that he was talking about baseball, not politics. The Baltimore...

The Talk of the Town Troy's a Farm Town Mark by Mark Singer. Talk story about visit, during the recent Democratic National Convention, of a group of delegates to the Four Seasons for "What's Cooking," a behind-the-scenes tour of a haute-cuisine shrine. Ed Grewach, a law student and alternate delegate from Troy, Missouri, took a look around The Four Seasons...

U. S. Journal by Calvin Trillin. U.S. JOURNAL: BUFFALO, N.Y., about the custom, unique to Buffalo, of treating the chicken wing as a culinary specialty. The writer intended a short history of the wing, an easy task, he had thought. The City of Buffalo had already recognized, in an offical proclamation, Frank Bellissimo, founder of the...

Poetry Walt Whitman At The Reburial of Poe by Nicholas Christopher. They got him in the end, of course...

Poetry Four Poems by Pablo Neruda. At last there is no one, no, no voice, no mouth...

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New Yorker Magazine - August 25, 1980 - Cover by J. J. Sempe


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