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Time Goes with Provocative ‘Rape’ Cover

Once you see the cover of Time‘s May 26 issue, it’s hard to forget.


The magazine has posted a brief preview of Eliza Gray‘s cover story. It begins:

The college town of Missoula, Montana, saw at least 80 reported rapes over three years, earning it the name “America’s Rape Capital.” But the nickname has it wrong. Missoula isn’t special; it is fairly average…

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Time Makes Several Hires and Promotions, Names Michael Scherer Washington Bureau Chief

Time’s Rick Stengel just sent out a memo announcing several hires and promotions. The big one: Michael Scherer has been named the magazine’s Washington bureau chief. Scherer has been with Time since 2007, most recently serving as White House correspondent.

Here are the nuts and bolts of the other Time moves, followed by Stengel’s note.

Study Shows that Vanity Fair Has Unhealthy Preoccupation with the Kennedys

Breaking news: Vanity Fair has a little thing for the Kennedys.

Yes, well, this thought has probably occurred to anyone who has flipped through the magazine, any issue, ever. But intrepid reporter Eliza Gray at The New Republic decided to research just how deep Vanity Fair‘s obsession with the Kennedys — sorry, we mean “Camelot!”– runs.

According to my count, roughly one-third of the issues of Vanity Fair since 2003 have contained at least one article about a Kennedy, written by a Kennedy, or mentioning a Kennedy at least seven times… This list leaves out many stories that mention the Kennedys only fleetingly.

Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter emailed Gray and offered this explanation, “[T]hey are the totemic figures of the last great years of the American Century. That they were all pretty easy on the eyes, certainly doesn’t hurt.”

That may be true, but as Gray notes, Jackie O pulls more coverage than Michelle Obama since she became first lady. “Kennedy” even draws more hits than “Palin” (though perhaps that’s a good thing?). The Kennedys may be a reliably intriguing subject, but politics, celebrity, and the politics of celebrity have moved on.

So how about that whole Prince William-Kate Middleton-Royal Wedding thing, hmm?

The New Republic Bulks Up Its Web Team

The New Republic has added two editors to its web team as part of its ongoing expansion. Seyward Darby and Barron YoungSmith have both been named deputy editors of

Darby was most recently assistant managing editor for The New Republic and YoungSmith was the magazine’s assistant editor.

Chloë Schama, a former assistant literary editor for The New Republic, has replaced Darby as assistant managing editor, with Laura Bennett named as the magazine’s new assistant literary editor.

In addition to these changes to its online and print editorial team, The New Republic has also announced its 2010-2011 class of reporter-researchers. They are as follows:

James Downie has written for Foreign Policy, Time, and Campus Progress. He graduated from Columbia, where he edited the news blog, the Bwog. He is from Washington, D.C.

Eliza Gray has written for The European Voice,, Newsweek, Wall Street Journal, and She attended Harvard and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She is from Washington, D.C.

Alexander C. Hart has written for the Alexandria Times,, Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times. He graduated from Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service. He is from Winter Park, Florida.

Tiffany Stanley has written for The Times-Picayune (New Orleans),, Houston Chronicle, Salt Lake Tribune, Harvard, and Paste. She graduated from the University of Georgia and has an M.Div. from Harvard. She is from Lexington, South Carolina.