CanWest takes over New Republic

CanWest has obtained majority control over the U.S.New Republic magazineand plans totransform it from a neo-conservative weekly into a beefier “centre-left”biweekly, the New York Times reports. The redesigned magazine debuts on March 19. The New York Observer talks with Marty Peretz, from whom CanWest boughtthe 25% share it needed for majority control.