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Writer Kurt Andersen.
Writer Kurt Andersen is a columnist for The New Yorker, and was co-founder and editor of Spy magazine. He's just written his first novel, "Turn of the Century" (Random House) a sprawling, satirical, futuristic novel of sorts set in February 2000.
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