Friday, August 04, 2006

8/14 kunkel on beckett, lemann on blogs

And, when the time comes, I hope you'll digest the August 14th issue as well. Let me know what's worth reading, what's worth skimming and what's worth leaving to rest on the coffee table. Comments, please!

UPDATE: I've added a few words on Benjamin Kunkel and Lemann in the comments. I do like that Kunkel says of Beckett, "It didn't hurt that he took a good picture." (85)

5 Comments:

Blogger mzn said...

Actually the 8/7 issue is also the 8/14 issue. But perhaps this space will be used for some other discussion topic. Not that I can think of one...

12:20 PM  
Blogger sepoy said...

i have a topic. Just got this email:
The New Yorker Store is pleased to announce that the Updated DVD for The Complete New Yorker is now available for pre-order.The updated disk replaces DVD 1 of The Complete New Yorker. It includes more than 56 new issues, from February 2005 through April 2006--that's two bonus months of your favorite magazine. The Updated DVD also contains upgrades and improvements that will help your program run smoother and your searches search faster. And the magazine-quality image reproduction has never been better.

Best of all, the updated disk costs just $19.99 and is available only through The New Yorker.

I thought the updates were gonna be FREE!!

1:10 PM  
Blogger zp said...

When I updated (back in July, to find the Wilson Denby letter), I just downloaded the issues - with no DVD - and it WAS free. But I guess I didn't get any upgrades and improvements. Just more issues.

Despite all my frustrations with the DVD I have begun to really appreciate it . . . I just spent a week organizing a friend's collection of 6 years worth of Vogue, W, Bazaar and Details . . .

9:50 AM  
Blogger zp said...

Now that I've read more of the issue I like Lemann on internet journalism; I especially liked that bit about Jay Rosen wanted one of the news orgs to take a position of open opposition . . .

But I was disappointed by Kunkel on Beckett; especially the part about "when I was backpacking in Kathmandu" . . . I like the recurring column though, old books.

10:32 AM  
Blogger zp said...

ps. to the wicked grammarians: why is "citizen" in quotation marks in the next to last paragraph in the lemann thing? Are they not really citizens?

11:04 AM  

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