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Hugo Lindgren is an American magazine and newspaper editor. He is currently the acting editor of The Hollywood Reporter.[1] Previously, he was the editor of The New York Times Magazine from 2010 to 2013.[2] In 2009 he coined the neologism "pessimism porn" to describe the alleged eschatological and survivalist thrill some people derive from reading about and preparing for the collapse of civil society from a global economic crisis.[3][4][5]

Personal lifeEdit

Lindgren lives in New York City with his wife, writer Sarah Bernard, and his twin daughters. Lindgren attended Duke University.


  1. ^ Hugo Lindgren to Join The Hollywood Reporter as Acting Editor
  2. ^ Peters, Jeremy (2010-09-30). "Hugo Lindgren Named Editor of The Times Magazine". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-10-23.
  3. ^ Pessimism Porn? Economic Forecasts Get Lurid, Dan Harris, ABC News, April 9, 2009; accessed July 8, 2012
  4. ^ Apocalypse and Post-Politics: The Romance of the End, Mary Manjikian, Lexington Books, March 15, 2012, ISBN 0739166220
  5. ^ Pessimism Porn: Titillatingly bleak media reports, Ben Schott, New York Times, February 23, 2009; accessed July 8, 2012