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Noteworthy Writers

Writers as diverse as Robert Frost, Donald Hall, Ernest Hebert, John Updike, Pearl Buck, and Stephen King have contributed poems, stories, and nonfiction to the pages of Yankee. Perhaps more important, over the years Yankee has launched the careers of many talented but previously unknown writers and photographers. Dorothy Canfield Fisher, Robert Tristram Coffin, Gladys Hasty Carroll, Erle Stanley Gardner, and Senator Edward M. Kennedy have all written for Yankee Magazine. To read some of Yankee’s most popular classic stories, visit:

Noteworthy Painters and Photographers

Until recently, most of Yankee’s covers featured a work of fine art. New Hampshire’s Maxfield Parrish supplied the cover art for the fourth issue of the magazine. Over the years the magazine has featured the paintings of Edward Hopper, Andrew Wyeth, Eric Sloane, and many other well-known painters. Beatrix Sagendorph, an accomplished artist and Robb’s wife, provided illustrations for hundreds of Yankee covers from the 1930s through the 1960s. During the late 1990s through 2001, most cover images still were paintings, while our designers were beginning to use photography more often. To view some of Yankee’s most popular covers, visit: Our Web site mirrors the content areas of the magazine and focuses on travel, food, and home and garden. A Web column called “10 Things to Do” (on the home page) extends print articles with items such as audio, video, and slide shows, related “Yankee Classic” articles from our archives, links to buy books or CDs, and PDF downloads of party ideas, recipes, and gift tags. inspires visitors to plan getaways, to create the perfect home, and to enjoy New England’s distinctive flavors. Travelers may search an extensive database, map, and reservation system. Food-page visitors are invited to create personal recipe boxes and to submit and review recipes. Home and garden browsers find a searchable daily hints database. Web site visitors may also submit photos and event listings, send e-cards, and read blogs covering New England art, food, and small-town life. Yankee’s foliage page ( attracts autumn enthusiasts with an updatable color map and offers foliage status reports, a blog, a forum, podcasts, photo contests, and recommended drives. This season-specific site provides travel tools and expert advice to help readers and Web visitors plan their fall foliage vacations. Information is extensive and also includes the dos and don’ts of fall travel, plus photo tips, facts, coloring pages, hotline numbers, and more.

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