The New Yorker is a weekly magazine which has been published in New York City since 21 February 1925. It is known for publishing reportage, fiction, poetry, cartoons, and articles of general interest, mainly from a liberal perspective. In the 2004 U.S. presidential election it endorsed John Kerry, and in 2008, Barack Obama.
For decades, The New Yorker featured offbeat cartoons by Charles "Chas" Addams, which attracted such a following that a television show called "The Addams Family" was inspired by them.
Today The New Yorker is known for its high quality literary style and for publishing offbeat cartoons.