When asked by Mr. Brady if the golden age of magazines had passed, Mr. Granger responds:
In 2005, The Observer looked at 5280 (which has actually been around 15 years) when New York transplant writer-editor Maximillian Potter was nominated for two National Magazine Awards. (It should also be noted with pride that Cincinnati Magazine is edited by Observer alumni Jay Stowe.)
A quibble with Mr. Granger, though. In lauding Esquire he told Mr. Brady, "Norman Mailer wrote for Esquire. We published his ‘White Negro’ in the magazine."
Actually, according to Mailer biographer Carl Rollyson, ‘The White Negro: Superficial Reflections on the Hipster’ ran in Dissent in the fall 1957 issue. But Mr. Mailer did write some amazing stuff for Esquire, including his 1960 Democratic Convention dispatch ‘Superman Comes to the Supermarket‘ (even though the editors changed his title to ‘Supermart’ in the magazine).