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I got one par into the David Brooks article before I flipped to the Sri Lanka one.

Anyway, Jill Lepore on constitutional "originalism" is must-read: http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/atlarge/2011/01/17/110117crat_atlarge_lepore

Fairport Dinkum Convention (Leee), Saturday, 22 January 2011 19:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

just got her book, whites of their eyes.

dan selzer, Sunday, 23 January 2011 05:40 (3 years ago) Permalink

Dan, have you read the Lepore book yet? What do you think?

Another great one:
http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/01/24/110124fa_fact_gawande

I've only read three of Atul Gawande's pieces, but they are all so uniformly excellent. Does he ever write anything not worth reading?

Cobra Laser-Face (Leee), Saturday, 29 January 2011 21:50 (3 years ago) Permalink

Haven't read it. Have a backlog of books I'll never read from the holidays.

The Gawande articles are getting so much attention. This last one is getting picked up on all the political/progressive blogs as well general interest blogs.

dan selzer, Sunday, 30 January 2011 00:07 (3 years ago) Permalink

yeah atul's stuff is regularly great

الله basedأكبر (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 30 January 2011 21:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

if you are a(n american) sports fan, it's def worth reading ben mcgrath on concussions in football

mookieproof, Sunday, 30 January 2011 22:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

gawande article on health care is so good, so inspiring in content and as journalism. wow

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Monday, 31 January 2011 03:05 (3 years ago) Permalink

Definitely, that Gawande article was fantastic. I'm playing catch up on the last few issues and just read that one last night.

one pretty obvious guy in the obvious (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 31 January 2011 03:07 (3 years ago) Permalink

btw http://gawande.com/

الله basedأكبر (forksclovetofu), Monday, 31 January 2011 03:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

he is awesome

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Monday, 31 January 2011 03:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

if you are a(n american) sports fan, it's def worth reading ben mcgrath on concussions in football

― mookieproof, Sunday, January 30, 2011 12:21 PM (2 days ago) Bookmark

this one from 2009 is a great read too: http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2009/10/19/091019fa_fact_gladwell

gr8080, Tuesday, 1 February 2011 22:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

finally got my copy of the Jan 10 issue (i run about 3 weeks behind cover dates, being in the middle of the ocean and all. i'll see them on the news stand before my mailbox)

the freud in china thing was awesome but the story about banana scientists and the story about the sadaam statue were even better. gr8 issue

gr8080, Tuesday, 1 February 2011 22:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

i always run about a month and a half late on the mag.

الله basedأكبر (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 1 February 2011 22:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

I used to be great at keeping totally up to date, but lately I've been reading a bunch of random books I got over the holidays so I'm losing my place.

dan selzer, Tuesday, 1 February 2011 22:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

oh i'm basically a year behind on reading.

i just mean when they actually arrive in my mailbox.

gr8080, Tuesday, 1 February 2011 22:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

is the new yorker better than the NYRB or LRB?

smanghetti bollocknaked (cozen), Tuesday, 1 February 2011 22:43 (3 years ago) Permalink

woof!

US: 1 year (47 issues) of The New Yorker for $39.95
UK: 47 issues (one year) for $120

smanghetti bollocknaked (cozen), Tuesday, 1 February 2011 22:45 (3 years ago) Permalink

$40 is insane value

smanghetti bollocknaked (cozen), Tuesday, 1 February 2011 22:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

NYer is great for original reportage, but the criticism pales next to NY- or LRB

x-ps

C0L1N B..., Tuesday, 1 February 2011 22:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

it's a totally different kind of thing to either. not really a ranking decision if you want to subscribe to one.

caek, Tuesday, 1 February 2011 22:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

lrb is £12 per year in the uk, but it's monthly.

caek, Tuesday, 1 February 2011 22:48 (3 years ago) Permalink

ta

thought the LRB was fortnightly, tho it might've changed since my sub lapsed

smanghetti bollocknaked (cozen), Tuesday, 1 February 2011 22:50 (3 years ago) Permalink

oh you are right, it is fortnightly. £12 is for six months.

i get nyrb, which is $109 for european addresses. if you want a mag with short fiction or plenty of up to date criticism of stuff other than academic books and literary fiction then it is not for you. i just like it's very slow style.

caek, Tuesday, 1 February 2011 22:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

its

caek, Tuesday, 1 February 2011 22:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

i got my first 2 years of NYer for $25/year /braggin

gr8080, Tuesday, 1 February 2011 23:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

My mother pays for mine!

dan selzer, Tuesday, 1 February 2011 23:43 (3 years ago) Permalink

lol my subscription was also a gift from my mother

Lamp, Wednesday, 2 February 2011 00:19 (3 years ago) Permalink

ha, now I know what to ask my dad for as a birthday present

ljubljana, Wednesday, 2 February 2011 00:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

When I was married we maintained two subscriptions so we'd not have to share. Marriage would no doubt have ended sooner had we tried to make due with just one sub.

quincie, Wednesday, 2 February 2011 00:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

lol my subscription was also a gift from my mother

^me three

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 2 February 2011 01:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

tho i asked for it originally & would pay myself

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 2 February 2011 01:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

me four. her mom did the same for her so it's a family tradition now.

Moreno, Wednesday, 2 February 2011 03:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

the reporter who profiled guillermo del toro in this weeks issue seems a little over obsessed with his weight. like, comically so.

Moreno, Wednesday, 2 February 2011 03:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

i think i've had a new yorker subscription for a decade now
lol old

الله basedأكبر (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 2 February 2011 03:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

xp i agree there were several descriptor details (not just weight stuff, cant remember off hand) that made me cringe

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 2 February 2011 03:43 (3 years ago) Permalink

It'll be a decade for me this summer. One of the first issues I got featured that Alex Ross article on Radiohead.

Tyler/Perry's "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)" (jaymc), Wednesday, 2 February 2011 03:44 (3 years ago) Permalink

o one was not eye candy but "eye protein"
i guess that might'ev been str8 reportage tho

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 2 February 2011 03:44 (3 years ago) Permalink

yeah just the constant status updates on his weight like it must be a sign of his anxiousness!!!

Moreno, Wednesday, 2 February 2011 03:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

when my mom visits she always asks why i read the new yorker when i no longer live in new york.

:-/

Z S, Wednesday, 2 February 2011 05:03 (3 years ago) Permalink

no answer will satisfy her

Z S, Wednesday, 2 February 2011 05:03 (3 years ago) Permalink

I'm on a $20-something subscription for one year, I randomly got a solicitation letter one day and was all, woah nice deal.

Cobra Laser-Face (Leee), Wednesday, 2 February 2011 05:54 (3 years ago) Permalink

when my mom visits she always asks why i read the new yorker when i no longer live in new york.

:-/

― Z S, Wednesday, 2 February 2011 05:03 (4 hours ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

lol my friends do this too, it is annoying

just sayin, Wednesday, 2 February 2011 09:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

what, ask? or read it?

Mark G, Wednesday, 2 February 2011 09:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

ask

just sayin, Wednesday, 2 February 2011 10:00 (3 years ago) Permalink

"why do you read entertainment weekly if you're not an entertainer"

الله basedأكبر (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 2 February 2011 16:19 (3 years ago) Permalink

"why do you read the atlantic monthly if you're not a large body of water"

Lamp, Wednesday, 2 February 2011 16:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

Well, then she'll thumb through the first 20 pages or so and see a bunch of listings for upcoming local NY events, so I guess I can sort of see it. I'm trying to give my mam the benefit of the doubt, dudes

Z S, Wednesday, 2 February 2011 16:31 (3 years ago) Permalink

when people ask me that i just tell them the nyer has hilarious cartoons and that's why i subscribe

gr8080, Wednesday, 2 February 2011 19:31 (3 years ago) Permalink

i tell them it's for nancy franklins incisive tv criticism

just sayin, Wednesday, 2 February 2011 19:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

i need to know consumer goods prices from patricia marx

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 2 February 2011 19:49 (3 years ago) Permalink


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