In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Jill Lepore’s new book, Gabriel Blackwell on W.G. Sebald, an excerpt from Tommy Pico’s new book, and more.
Nick Curley It’s the second week in January, which marks the beginning of magazine subscriptions received at Christmas! Oh, Fabled Day! There’s still roughly fifty-one to go, so no worries about New York Magazine’s current double issue being kind of a dud, featuring celeb takes on “New York’s Greatest-Ever Everything”. A “controversial” think-piece without controversy (Best Athlete: Babe Ruth! Best Musical: West Side Story! Best Financier: J.P. Morgan?), the kind of harmless bloat that lets editors extend their vacations. Better […]