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Liz Smith Bites The Hand That Feeds

Posted by: Jon Fine on February 1, 2007

“I love magazines more than anything. I think they’re even more important than newspapers, which are generally pretty inept.”

—Syndicated gossip columnist Liz Smith, whose column appears in scores of newspapers, introducing Lewis Lapham, as the longtime Harper’s editor was inducted today into the Magazine Editors’ Hall Of Fame.

Reader Comments


February 1, 2007 7:17 PM

I guess she probably feels that the bulk of her career is behind her now, so why not speak her mind? You wouldn't catch her saying this 25 years ago.

Laurie Clemans

February 3, 2007 9:57 PM

There's something viscerally pleasing about newsprint – even for one with 10 magazine subscriptions and a penchant for loitering in the magazine section at book stores. Liz is still one of the best.

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