The Nieman Journalism Lab considers n+1’s history, on the occasion of the magazine’s tenth anniversary. n+1 has survived for a decade through a variety of strategies, the editors report, including “a model for parties that we’ve never changed.”
Cara Parks joins Modern Farmer as executive editor. Parks has been freelancing since 2013; before that, she worked at the Huffington Post and Foreign Policy. Modern Farmer is based in Hudson, New York; Parks is in the process of moving.
Martin Amis’s new novel, Zone of Interest, is a comedy set in a concentration camp in
World War II, and, according to the New York Times, European publishers are feeling weird about it. Amis’s usual German publisher, Carl Hanser Verlag, said that the main character was too sympathetic to Nazism. (Never mind that the character is an SS officer.) The French publisher Gallimard, who also refused the book, claims they did so on literary grounds—the novel simply “wasn’t convincing.”
Gawker has signed a fifteen-year lease on a large office on 5th Avenue in Manhattan (a $75 million commitment over the life of the lease, assuming they don’t back out in year ten, which the lease agreement gives them an opportunity to do). The company will occupy two floors of the building and sublet a third to another business until it’s ready to take it over.
Mark Ruffalo is hanging out at the Boston Globe in preparation for his role as an investigative reporter in the movie Spotlight.
Laura Poitras’s documentary about Edward Snowden, Citizenfour, has debuted at the New York Film Festival.