L Magazine wouldn’t like Tao Lin. Apparently only two people came to one of Lin’s readings at a bookstore in California, and the tiny magazine rejoiced. To contrast, here is what Vol. 1 has said about Lin’s latest novel and publishing imprint.
Another list, The National Book Foundation’s “Top 5 Under 35.”
Jonathan Powell, former chief of staff to Tony Blair, is “putting the finishing touches to a modern version of Machiavelli’s The Prince.”
Literary heavyweights Bernard-Henri Levy, Salman Rushdie, and Paul Auster have signed a petition supporting the release of the filmmaker.
And from the Village Voice: “If you knew Roman Polanski like we know Roman Polanski, you would surely understand how artistically narrow-minded it is to treat him like a rapist just because he raped someone.”
Obama was told Chicago was a shoo-in!
Ahmadinejad is not Jewish.
A terrifying story from New York Magazine about the danger of being gay in Iraq.
Gourmet Magazine folds from Condé Nast’s roster. So will Modern Bride, Elegant Bride (Hey, what’s the diff., anyway?), and Cookie (of which we just now learned the existence at all).