Saturday report

“This is a first for me in terms of doing a cover that’s topical with a quick turnaround,” says New Yorker cover artist Adrian Tomine, “and somehow these two significant events just came together into that one image for me.”

At New York magazine, “the easiest part of a harried three days came Friday around noon, when we met to settle on the cover,” says the editor’s letter. “A photograph taken by Iwan Baan on Wednesday night, showing the Island of Manhattan, half aglow and half in dark, was the clear choice, for the way it fit with the bigger story we have tried to tell here about a powerful city rendered powerless.”

* Cover story: Hurricane Sandy and the election (
* Hurricane Sandy editor’s letter (

More to read:
* Vikings punter Chris Kluwe quits blogging for St. Paul Pioneer Press over the paper’s marriage amendment editorial. ( | A PiPress reporter tweets his objection. (@TomWebbMN)
* Former Des Moines Register publisher is “surprised and saddened” by the paper’s Romney endorsement. ( | Paul Krugman calls the editorial “remarkable” — in a bad way. (
* Book festival cancels Peter Beinart’s talk because of objections to the journalist’s views on Israel. (
* Unfortunate photo/headline placement of the day: Don’t worry, kids, he’s not the sex offender they’re referring to (
* Politico names 14 media people who gave to presidential campaigns in September and October. (
* Tomorrow magazine — put out by the GOOD people — is now online (and in the mail). (
* Fox News anchor Bret Baier has lost 40 pounds in three months. (
* “Adding a foreign word to your vocabulary is like adding foreign attire to your wardrobe: Sometimes you do it because it’s practical and sometimes just because you think it looks cool.” (