Spy Magazine was a monthly satirical magazine based in New York City. It was founded by Kurt Andersen and Graydon Carter and first published in 1986. Spy, whose mission statement was “Smart, fun, funny, and fearless”, was known for targeting celebrities, high-society, politics, the entertainment industry, and New Yorkers’ obsession with wealth and power in well written, intelligently researched, targeted and comical articles. One of Spy’s favorite targets was Donald Trump, publishing numerous articles pointing out his questionable business dealings and getting under his skin. Trump embodied the brashness, ostentation, and vulgarity of 1980s New York that Spy was seeking to challenge. The magazine ran for 12 years, ceasing publication in 1998.
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