Todd McEwen’s novels include ‘Who Sleeps With Katz’ and ‘The Five Simple Machines’ (both published by CBeditions).

Left: ‘Black Mask’, vol. 12, no. 1, September 1929, contains the first part (of five) of ‘The Maltese Falcon’ by Dashiell Hammett; right: ‘Harper’s Bazaar’, vol. 77, no. 3, March 1943, featuring Lauren Bacall on the cover.

The magazines that made America

The pages of US periodicals trumpet a country making it up as it went along, covering everything from prohibition to pulp fiction

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Fran Lebowitz loves New York more than you do

The city’s most devoted citizen explains urban life to Martin Scorsese

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