The Wall Street Journal reports that the owners of The New Republic are looking to sell and that The Blackstone Group is advising on the possible transaction. That seems like an unduly high-powered level of M&A advice for a publication that, to the best of my knowledge, has always been more or less a patronage operation undertaken by rich folks who want to support the journalism and have influence in DC.
TODAY IN SLATE
Ben Bradlee Dead at 93
The legendary Washington Post editor presided over the paper’s Watergate coverage.
This Scene From All The President’s Men Captures Ben Bradlee’s Genius
Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real
Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band
Can it be again?
Whole Foods Is Desperate for Customers to Feel Warm and Fuzzy Again
I’m 25. I Have $250.03.
My doctors want me to freeze my eggs.
Forget Oculus Rift
This $25 cardboard box turns your phone into an incredibly fun virtual reality experience.