Spy was a satirical monthly magazine founded in 1986 by Kurt Andersen and E. Graydon Carter, who served as its first editors, and Thomas L. Phillips, Jr., its first publisher. After one folding and a rebirth, it ceased publication in 1998. Primarily a magazine of satirical reporting and humor, but also featuring some more serious investigative journalism, the New York–based Spy traced its influences to "HL Mencken and A J Liebling and Wolcott Gibbs from the '20s, '30s, and '40s; parody-Time-ese of the '40s and '50s; New Journalism of the '60s and '70s; Private Eye, the scabrous (and much jokier) British fortnightly; and the ways we just happened to write," as Andersen and Carter would later write. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spy_(magazine)
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