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One Small Step For American Journalism

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Our longish national nightmare is over:

The New York Times Magazine is gearing up for a big redesign in early 2015. But editor-in-chief Jake Silverstein tells Capital that readers will see a number of smaller changes in less than two weeks’ time.

“We’re cleaning up the book in anticipation of the redesign,” he said.

This coming Sunday’s issue will be the last hurrah for “The One-Page Magazine” and “Who Made That,” two front-of-book franchises that were created under Silverstein’s predecessor, Hugo Lindgren, who had in turn reimagined the Times Magazine during a three-year stint from fall of 2010 until his ouster in November 2013.

An easy test, but he passed it. Admittedly, the segment of the American population looking for humor marginally less funny than starving orphans getting cancer will be disappointed. This week’s “Compare and Contrast”: Agatha Christie and Chris Christie. Get it — they have the same last name! Clearly, this feature was cancelled to avoid an Infinite Jest scenario where people die of laughter.

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