Lane, Anthony Since 1993, Anthony Lane has been a film reviewer for The New Yorker. Before joining the magazine, he was a deputy literary editor at the Independent in London and, a year later, a film critic for the Independent on Sunday. He has written about movies for The New York Times, the London Review of Books, and elsewhere.
Lane's reviews have appeared regularly in The New Yorker since they were first published. They are known for their wit and authority on films from all over the world.
In addition to his work for The New Yorker, Lane has written four books about cinema: Pictures at an Exhibition (2001), which was awarded the British Academy Film Award for Best Book; Anything Can Happen: Conversations with Today's Top Filmmakers (2003); On Cinema (2008), which was shortlisted for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; and Life After Films, which was published in November 2011.
Lane is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
He received a BA degree in English literature from Cambridge University in 1975 and an MFA in fiction writing from the University of California, Irvine in 1977.
Anthony Lane was born on January 4th, 1951 in Manhattan, New York City.
Since 1998, Remnick has served as editor of The New Yorker magazine. In 2000, Advertising Age honored him Editor of the Year. Remnick worked as a reporter and the Washington Post's Moscow correspondent before joining The New Yorker. He has also served on the board of trustees of the New York Public Library.
He is married to writer Anna Sui. They have one son together.
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A new letters-to-the-editor feature and the insertion of authors' bylines to their "Talk of the Town" pieces helped to personalize the magazine. David Remnick, who replaced Brown as editor of The New Yorker in July 1998, is the current editor. He has been called "one of America's most distinguished journalists."
The New York Times described him as a "renowned political reporter for the Washington Post who won a National Magazine Award for his 1999 article on Clinton family friend Vince Foster," and noted that he had previously served as editor of the Washington Journal and assistant managing editor of The Washington Post.
He received his bachelor's degree from Harvard University and his master's and Ph. D. from Columbia University. After teaching at several universities, including Dartmouth and the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced Health Sciences, he joined the Post as a staff writer in 1985. In 1990, he was appointed deputy foreign editor and in 1992 became the paper's Tokyo bureau chief. In 1994, he returned to Washington as a national affairs writer before being named assistant managing editor in charge of the editorial page in 1997.
While at the Post, he has written extensively about politics and government policy. His articles have appeared in such publications as Esquire, Harper's, The New Republic, The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, and The Washington Post itself.
From September 2006 until October 2011, the Australian Literary Review was a monthly supplement. The tone and content of the Australian's coverage have fluctuated over time, but from the late twentieth century, under Rupert Murdoch's ownership and with Chris Mitchell as editor-in-chief, it has taken a decidedly conservative turn. Current editor Peter Pierce took over in October 2011.
The Australian was founded in 1877 by John Fairfax with financial backing from the British government. It originally focused on news and current affairs, but gradually adopted a literary approach under James Barrie (editor 1886-1889) and Randolph Churchill (editor 1889-1905). In 1906, it became one of the first newspapers in Australia to adopt the modern style of writing and reporting that we know today as "objective journalism".
Fairfax passed control of the paper onto his son William who, like so many other family members, decided not to work for the newspaper industry so could instead spend their time doing other things. He died at an early age in 1929 without ever having married or having any children. The paper was then bought by Sydney-based publisher Roland Wilson who, like many other Australian newspaper owners at the time, wanted to expand into book publishing. He merged the Australian with its sister paper, the Melbourne Herald and held both titles until 1956 when they were split again. That same year, the Australian launched a weekly version called the Australian Literature Magazine which lasted only three issues before being replaced by the Australian Literary Review in September 2006.