Thursday, February 07, 2013

Anniversary Issue!

I've been reading the magazine now and then for the past year, but not in a very immersive way. More like in a Yes! No! Like! WTF! kind of way. Denby, television reviews, election politics, k-pop, that contract killer in Detroit, Hillary, germs. You know. I just found a draft of a post that said: "What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank," Jamaica, Brazil and its President, Guatemalan Murder, Anthony Lane on John Le Carre. Jamaica? That I don't remember. 

Last night I read all of that thing about the prof who shot a bunch of colleagues at a faculty meeting. Even when I'm at my busiest and most distracted and distractable, I read true crime front to back, start to finish, soup to nuts. Been reading Janet Malcolm on the case of Mazoltuv Borukhova in the NYRB all year, it seems like.

I really like this year's Tilley cover. Though of course it's ridiculous; 2013 and TNY starts poking fun at Brooklyn.  I also really liked Barry Blitt's "Herding Cats" cover which was lovely even before I recognized the president and got the joke and what have you...