The UK literary magazine Granta was founded 1889 by students at Cambridge University. It had some difficulties in the 1970s and was relaunched 30 years ago. 101 issues later today they provide a retrospective of issues since their restart in 1979. And every issue since then is still available in print.
Contributors since 1979 include Salman Rushdie, Doris Lessing, Paul Theroux, Julian Barnes, Gabriel García Márquez, John Le Carre and George Steiner to name just a few. The content from (a few) selected issues of Granta has been made available online also to non-subscribers, but we would like to see a much more relaxed policy regarding access to their archives similar to what The Atlantic does in the US.
Nevertheless you can get a glimpse of the history of this outstanding magazine by watching the slide-show with covers from the last 101 issues.
More information at the Granta web site.
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- Time: 150 Years of the Atlantic Magazine
- USA: 100 most influential Americans of all time
- Art: Manhole covers in Japan
UK magazine Granta has a great article online describing how many writers are exploiting cliches and stereotypes when writing about Africa. It is titled How to write about Africa and written by celebrated Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina. Worth reading Some quotes:…Always use the word ‘Africa’ or ‘Darkness’ or ‘Safari’ in your title. Subtitles may include [...]
To celebrate its 150 years anniversary U.S. Magazine “The Atlantic” has put together a selection of the best articles from its vast archives. As The Atlantic was always popular with the best writers you find well known names like W. Heisenberg, A. Miller, J.D. Watson, C. S. Lewis, N. Mailer, H. Münsterberg, A. M. Schlesinger, M. Twain, V. Bush, V. Woolf, A. Camus, R. D. Kaplan, R. Frost, J. M. Keynes, P. F. Drucker, M. L. King Jr., T. Roosevelt, J. F. Kennedy – just to name a few.
We have put together the pretty long overall list of the articles selected by area of interest. And the best of course is that most of those articles are available online without a subscription…
US long standing political magazine The Atlantic will be publishing its “Most Influential Americans issue” later this month on November 21, but until then you can cast your vote online. The Atlantic has compiled the list with the help of a panel of historians. The list will be officially released online the week of November [...]
We got interested when we saw the great selection of Japanese manhole covers from Flickr streams by Haha.nu…