What Am I Not Getting About Navigating the "Paywall-free" New Yorker?
July 25, 2014 5:07 AM   Subscribe

I am utterly failing trying to view this article on the temporarily paywall-free New Yorker website.

I keep getting a login window when I click on the article image. Happens in Chrome and Firefox. What am I not getting about accessing this awesome resource?
posted by ZenMasterThis to Computers & Internet (5 answers total)
Not everything is actually free. From
"The New Yorker has lifted its paywall on stories published since 2007."
Your linked article does not meet the criteria stated.
posted by Buttons Bellbottom at 5:10 AM on July 25

The FAQ states: "For a limited time, the full contents of every new issue, plus everything we’ve published since 2007, as well as select older stories, are freely available on " So, I suppose the article is just too old?
posted by Ms. Next at 5:10 AM on July 25

According to this, the paywall-free thing is for articles since 2007. That article you link to is from 1978.
posted by brainmouse at 5:10 AM on July 25

Ah. OK thanks!
posted by ZenMasterThis at 5:10 AM on July 25

By the fuss folks were making, I too assumed all the juicy vintage stuff was free and have been bumping my nose against the awful search interface in multiple browsers. Since 2007--feh!
posted by Scram at 10:06 PM on July 25

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