Like little stars.
We are delighted to announce that Laura Bennett — who has already made a dramatic impact as a culture writer and editor of the New Republic — will be joining us as the new culture editor of Salon.
Her presence will allow us to continue to expand our groundbreaking coverage of TV, books and literature, the movies — and the many intersections of culture and politics.
“Laura’s a brilliant writer and editor, and has the Salon sensibility deep in her DNA,” said Salon editor-in-chief David Daley. “It seemed like every time I saw a perfectly executed idea, the piece carried either her byline or her editing fingerprints. She’s going to lead our coverage in really exciting directions, and I can’t wait for her to get started.”
At the New Republic, Laura worked as both a writer for the magazine and a culture editor for the magazine’s website. Her writing has also appeared in the New York Times, New York magazine, the Boston Globe’s ideas section, and Newsweek/Daily Beast. She is a graduate of Yale and a former Fulbright Scholar.
Her interview with super-agent Andrew Wylie was one of the most talked-about literary stories of last year.
And she’s just the latest high-profile journalist to join Salon. Laura follows Thomas Frank, the former Harper’s columnist and author of “What’s the Matter With Kansas,” among other books, who joined Salon in January as a politics and culture columnist.
Laura’s first day will be April 7.
Like little stars.
World's best pie apple. Essential for Tarte Tatin. Has five prominent ribs.
So pretty. So early. So ephemeral. Tastes like strawberry candy (slightly).
My personal fave. Ultra-crisp. Graham cracker flavor. Should be famous. Isn't.
High flavored with notes of blood orange and allspice. Very rare.
Jefferson's favorite. The best all-purpose American apple.
New Hampshire's native son has a grizzled appearance and a strangely addictive curry flavor. Very, very rare.
Makes the best hard cider in America. Soon to be famous.
Freak seedling found in an Oregon field in the '60s has pink flesh and a fragrant strawberry snap. Makes a killer rose cider.
Ben Franklin's favorite. Queen Victoria's favorite. Only apple native to NYC.
Really does taste like pineapple.