|Q: Jane Grant, who grew up in the southeast Kansas town of Girard, was a staff writer for the New York Times. What’s the name of the national magazine she started with her first husband, Harold Ross, in 1925?
A: The New Yorker
The New Yorker is a magazine of news, commentary, essays, fiction, cartoons and poetry. The magazine often focuses on the cultural life of New York City, but the publication enjoys a broad audience - well beyond the borders of Manhattan Island. The magazine was founded in 1925 by Harold Ross and his wife, Jane Grant. Grant was born in Joplin, Mo., but grew up in Girard, Kan.
In addition to her work at the magazine, Grant was an accomplished New York Times journalist and member of the Algonquin Round Table. An early feminist, Grant often wrote about and supported women’s issues.