I just headed back to school last week to continue working on my writing degree, and started a class called "advanced writing." The instructor decided to focus the class around a magazine called The New Yorker. As he was working on his doctoral degree in the 70s, he wrote a dissertation on one of the magazine's editors. He believes The New Yorker is the best written magazine in the English language. This is what we are to use as a tool to base our papers on throughout the semester. He has actually purchased 22 subscriptions--one for each student in the class, and we are to pay him a few bucks for the trouble. He started us out with three issues to get started, and we are assigned to write a four page response to what we think of the magazine. Is anyone intimate with The New Yorker that could offer a little insight? I'm not sure that three issues will give me the complete picture of what slant the magazine takes. So far, I have gathered that it's VERY well written, it's a bit left of center, it caters to the educated of the middle to upper class, and contains such things as poetry, politics, cartoons, and literary critiques. I appreciate anyone who could respond. Thanks!