Prominent Soccer Jew and New Republic editor Franklin Foer will be blogging the World Cup for TNR this year, as he did in 2006.
Mr. Foer, author of How Soccer Explains the World, will be joined again by Serbian novelist and National Book Award finalist Aleksandar Hemon, among others.
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Perhaps you have found yourself wondering what Joshua Foer, younger brother of Foers Franklin and Jonathan Safran, is up to. Wonder no more, for The Architect’s Newspaper knows:
Hoping to challenge not only New Yorkers’ notions about sukkahs but also the world’s, Joshua Foer has launched Sukkah City for this coming Sukkot. From Read More
Executives at The New Republic have announced that starting tomorrow they will start charging for premium content on the magazine’s Web site. The new premium service will be called TNR Society.
According to the press release, much of what’s currently available on TNR.com will remain open to the non-paying public.
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As The Observer wrote yesterday, one of the main reasons New Republic editor Franklin Foer decided to end the magazine’s effort to verify Scott Beauchamp’s "Baghdad Diarist" columns and issue a retraction was Mr. Foer’s belief that Mr. Beauchamp—who was stationed in Iraq until last month—was not fully cooperating with TNR‘s investigation, and sometimes Read More
“Yeah, it’s a bummer, but it’s hard to shed any tears over Frank,” Elspeth Reeve was telling The Observer in a phone interview Friday, the day before her husband, U.S. Army Pvt. Scott Thomas Beauchamp, joined her at her mother’s house in Missouri for his 30-day leave.
Earlier that week, Ms. Reeve’s former boss, Read More
In an interview Friday, U.S. Army private Scott Thomas Beauchamp’s wife Elspeth Reeve, a former reporter-researcher at The New Republic, told the Observer that she was excited when someone at the magazine assigned her to fact-check one of her husband’s dispatches from Iraq.
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New Republic editor Frank Foer’s nearly 7,000-word retraction of his magazine’s Scott Thomas Beauchamp stories has already received plenty of attention since appearing this weekend. But it’s not immediately clear what precipitated its publication.
Based on Mr. Foer’s account, it does not appear that TNR‘s four-and-a-half-month investigation turned up any new Read More
New Republic editor Franklin Foer has offered an in-depth look at the magazine’s painstaking efforts to verify its three Baghdad Diarist columns, written by Scott Thomas Beauchamp, a soldier in Iraq. Conservative bloggers had challenged some of the anecdotes described in the columns, and Mr. Foer now concludes:
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The editors of The New Republic have posted a statement saying that Scott Beauchamp, the U.S. Army private whose unsigned TNR dispatches from Iraq came under scrutiny this summer, did not admit to fabricating any parts of his stories–contrary to an article posted on The Drudge Report Wednesday.
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Franklin Foer, editor of The New Republic, said in an interview that the documents Matt Drudge posted this afternoon—and removed several hours later without explanation—could have only come from the Army.
Mr. Foer said he called TNR’s contact there, Major Kirk Luedeke, as soon as the documents appeared on Drudge’s Web site. According Read More