Salman Rushdie Is Now on Substack

The Booker Prize-winning author has reached a deal with the newsletter platform, where he plans to publish fiction and interact with readers.

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Young Creators Are Burning Out and Breaking Down

Many people who have found fame on TikTok are struggling with mental health issues.

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Former Condé Nast Editor Plans a Vanity Fair for the Substack Era

A new publication from a Vanity Fair veteran aims to attract writers with a revenue-sharing plan. The project has attracted backing from private equity firms.

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The Biden Boom Is Already Wild

When lots of money is sloshing around, culture changes.

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Why We’re Freaking Out About Substack

A company that makes it easy to charge for newsletters has captivated an anxious industry because it embodies larger forces and contradictions.

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Silicon Valley’s Safe Space

Slate Star Codex was a window into the psyche of many tech leaders building our collective future. Then it disappeared.

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Bonus: Kara and Kevin Roose Debrief on Chris Best

They also discuss “flouncing” and whether a Substack newsletter would be too much work for Donald Trump.

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Twitter Acquires Revue, a Newsletter Company

The latest in a series of additions is seen as an attempt to compete with the growing popularity of outfits like Substack.

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The Site Trump Could Run to Next

Substack is the breakout newsletter platform media insiders are watching. Its chief executive says he has big plans — and an open door.

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Heather Cox Richardson Offers a Break From the Media Maelstrom. It’s Working.

She is the breakout star of the newsletter platform Substack, doing the opposite of most media as she calmly situates the news of the day in the long sweep of American history.

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Groupthink Has Left the Left Blind

A constricted view of the world leaves progressives surprised by the world as it is.

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It’s the End of an Era for the Media, No Matter Who Wins the Election

Trump made the legacy media great again. Here’s what’s next for them.

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Journalists Are Leaving the Noisy Internet for Your Email Inbox

Casey Newton, who has covered tech for The Verge, joins a growing number of reporters who have started subscription newsletters at Substack, a three-year-old platform.

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The Future of Nonconformity

Where freethinkers go to fight.

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