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Jennifer Senior on What Makes for the ‘Worst Interview’

JenniferSeniorPicNew York magazine contributing editor Jennifer Senior picks and chooses her interviews. But when she publishes one, it’s always memorable.

Traveling from New York to Florida for this weekend’s Sanibel Island Writers Conference, she took a few moments to chat with Florida Weekly‘s Nancy Stetson. Senior proved to be a pretty good interview herself, quickly expounding when asked, ‘What makes a good interview?:’

“The worst interviews are the ones where you have two collisions of sensibility. Either the interviewer has an adversarial point of view, or they’re not empathetic, so what happens is that you don’t actually get to experience the world from the point of view of the subject.”

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Writers Discuss Writing of New York’s Most Popular

(L to R) New York Magazine editor-in-chief Adam Moss, contributing editors Steve Fishman, Vanessa Grigoriadis, Jennifer Senior

New York and Byliner celebrated the launch of their new eBook yesterday with a live reading from three of the featured writers. “New York Magazine’s Most Popular” is the very first eBook that New York has published, and features 26 of the magazine’s most popular stories from the past five years, one of which is a book excerpt from John Heilemann and Mark Halperin’s Game Change. Web analytics were used to determine the most popular stories, and among them were Steve Fishman’s “The Madoff Tapes,” Vanessa Grigoriadis’ “Growing up Gaga” and Jennifer Senior’s “All Joy and No Fun.” These three writers read excerpts of their articles and talked about the writing process with New York editor-in-chief Adam Moss and Byliner.com editor Michael Solomon. Interestingly, Moss said that these pieces and their fellow most popular cohorts were not the ones that were most popular on a day-to-day basis. Rather, they had accumulated their popularity over time, and the content “was actually the more substantial, meatier stuff that we did.” Read more

Hear Some of New York’s Most Popular Stories Live

New York and Byliner are partnering for a live reading of some of New York’s most popular stories from the past five years.

On Monday, July 16 at 7 pm at The Half King in Chelsea, the two publications will have live readings by Steve Fishman (“Bernie Madoff, Free at Last”), Vanessa Grigoriadis (“Growing Up Gaga”) and Jennifer Senior (“All Joy and No Fun: Why Parents Hate Parenting”).

Each will be reading their articles that are included in a new e-book from New York, which features 25 of readers’ favorite pieces. Afterward they will be taking questions from the audience.

For more details, check out the invite here.