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Because even though it arrives late in some of our mailboxes, it never calls us poxy fules.

Ryan LZA (Leee), Friday, 16 December 2011 05:20 (seven years ago) link

Two great ones from the 2011/11/28 issue:
Ariel Levy on an American woman who becomes an Italian aristo (lots of unintentional lols in it)
Fascinating profile on JR, who seems remarkably non-douchey for an artist

Ryan LZA (Leee), Friday, 16 December 2011 05:22 (seven years ago) link

Both paywalled, btw.

Ryan LZA (Leee), Friday, 16 December 2011 05:22 (seven years ago) link

Elif Batuman on Stone Age megaliths (2011/12/19, paywalled).

Ryan LZA (Leee), Monday, 26 December 2011 06:28 (seven years ago) link

i loved per peripatetic animal sanctuary article a couple of months ago, psyched for this one to show up

Never translate German (schlump), Monday, 26 December 2011 12:30 (seven years ago) link

Yeah, normally, I like my articles to be very focused and rhetorically shapely. Batuman is kind of all over the place, but her writing is so otm that I love the weird digressions she goes on.

Ryan LZA (Leee), Monday, 26 December 2011 18:40 (seven years ago) link

totally, they are travelogues i think. i haven't really read the possession but it is a funny book i think, although the conceit is the tangential relationship to russian literature i think so much of its appeal is just diaristically reading about her & where she's been & the perigrinations around wherever she is, etc. i occasionally dig up her mfa article & it sits open as a tab for a week before i accept it isn't time for me to read it yet.

(i just read the packer article on OWS from a couple of months back; i'm so behind w/articles from the last month or two, partly because December post slowed everything down. there was a good Libya one i have to read soon, too, iirc)

Never translate German (schlump), Monday, 26 December 2011 18:44 (seven years ago) link

read the one on the dudus coke raid on friday, p good stuff

How many days after a period? Started by Tuomas in December 2011 (v-shasty), Monday, 26 December 2011 18:45 (seven years ago) link

She has a blog! I just found that out, it's like an Xmas present.

Packer's OWS is great but disillusioning, since it looks into the movement's anarchist roots (lol @ dum ignorant me). You also should check out his profile on the liberterian billionaire that is an intersting companion piece in a Government Is Broken diptych.

And FYI, the last December one I got is a double issue that has been keeping me warm, so you're not that far behind.

Dudus Coke article is depressing in that "Humanity is Doomed" sense.

Also, wtf there's apparently going to be another season of Portlandia: http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012/01/02/120102fa_fact_talbot -- I mean, it's got Carrie Brownstein so I'm there but seriously.

Ryan LZA (Leee), Monday, 26 December 2011 19:01 (seven years ago) link

yeah we talked briefly in the politics thread about the second packer article you mentioned, one of my absolute favorites of the year. the turn packer takes at the end is amazing, spot-on, and well-earned

k3vin k., Monday, 26 December 2011 19:22 (seven years ago) link

Is that the real politix thread or the sandbox thread?

Ryan LZA (Leee), Monday, 26 December 2011 19:25 (seven years ago) link

it's near the beginning of the original revive of the sandbox politics thread. i'd link but i'm on my phone

k3vin k., Monday, 26 December 2011 19:29 (seven years ago) link

She has a blog! I just found that out, it's like an Xmas present.

yes, her blog is v funny, there are those tangents about the editorial wrangling that goes on for her harper's/nyer pieces. she posted to ilx a couple of times, a year or two ago.

i am sorta behind; the one with the dan clowes cover hasn't showed, & i wonder looking at the libertarian billionaire issue whether that one turned up, it doesn't look familiar. ty for the recommendation, i might start tonight.

Never translate German (schlump), Monday, 26 December 2011 20:53 (seven years ago) link

why is this thread impossible to search for?

anyway, does anybody read this on the iphone? i cna't figure out how to set it up

k3vin k., Sunday, 1 January 2012 20:02 (seven years ago) link

How does the NYT Magazine come out with a profile of Carrie Brownstein a WEEK after a profile in the New Yorker? Doesn't someone lose their job over something like that?

Iago Galdston, Monday, 2 January 2012 03:05 (seven years ago) link

yah that confused me

Cooper Chucklebutt, Monday, 2 January 2012 03:22 (seven years ago) link


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