Hugo Lindgren

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Hugo Lindgren is an American magazine and newspaper editor. He was the editor of The New York Times Magazine from 2010 to 2013[1] and the acting editor of The Hollywood Reporter.[2] He runs the production company Page 1 Productions with the filmmaker Mark Boal. 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 life[edit]

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


  1. ^ Peters, Jeremy (2010-09-30). "Hugo Lindgren Named Editor of The Times Magazine". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-10-23.
  2. ^ Hugo Lindgren to Join The Hollywood Reporter as Acting Editor
  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