The founder of New York as a Sunday supplement to the New York Herald-Tribune, and later as a standlone glossy weekly, changed the face of American magazines. He also edited Esquire, the Village Voice, Adweek and Manhattan, inc. In California he launched New West as a left coast counterpart to New York. Felker died today in New York City after suffering from cancer, according to his wife, the writer Gail Sheehy. Here's the New York Times obit and an appreciation from Kurt Andersen at New York magazine.
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