The New York Review of Magazines

Party Time

By Ali Gharib

A wise man once said: When times are good, people drink; when times are bad, people drink more. For journalists and writers — already notorious lushes — the latter might not be humanly possible. But they can keep going. One mainstay of publishing, the magazine party, has stuck gloriously around despite pitfalls in the industry. Because literary crowds are so much fun, here is a rundown of our favorite literary magazine parties.

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