Tom Wolfe Writes First Digital-Only Newsweek Cover Story

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By Jason Boog Comment

Newsweek ended its print edition last month, but the magazine’s first digital-only cover story was written by the great author Tom Wolfe.

You can already read “Eunuchs of the Universe: Tom Wolfe on Wall Street Today” online. The article examines the state of contemporary Wall Street, opening with a visit from “our century’s first tycoon of IT,” Mark Zuckerberg.

Here is an excerpt: “our man is only 27 years old and attired as a tycoon of our time… His shirt is a gray T-shirt, one of the 30-some gray T-shirts he has on hand in order to make sure he is clad in the same rebelliously fashion-defying teenager garb every day… and over it, a dark-gray sweatshirt with a hood, a garment known familiarly as a hoodie. From this day, May 7, 2012, forward, the hoodie becomes his symbol, his trademark, his battle standard … As anyone who has read this far knows before we can say it, his company is called Facebook, and he is .”