October 2011 New Yorker
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On to the issue itself. There is a waste bin three feet from where I am sitting in the Charlotte airport and as soon as I finish this issue, in it goes. No recycling here, too bad. Read, with no pity, about Rupert Murdoch. I am sick of Rupert Murdoch, really, and I guess so is everyone else it sounds like. There was a great quote by Henry James, of all people, about a fictional journalist named Robert Flack: "That's bout played out, any way, the idea of sticking up a sign of 'private' and thinking you can keep the place to yourself. You can't do it-you can't keep out the light of the Press. Now what I'm going to do is to set up the biggest lamp yet made and to make it shine all over the place. We'll see who's private then!"
The most interesting piece was on an asylum seeker and the need they feel to tell dramatic and moving stories in order to get their green cards. Depressing. The person in question does in fact come from a family that is persecuted and she would be in danger in her homeland, but that's not good enough, so she has to make up a story of rape and torture.
I struggled through the story about Egypt's independence chances -- I can't say I read it attentively, too long, too much information I knew I not only wouldn't remember, but felt no need to remember. These stories are almost more interesting to me when I read them 6 mos. late to see what 'really' happened......
The story and poems were ok -- story better than the poems, an oddly moving little piece about a gay couple breaking up.
Last a piece on the British role (or lack thereof) and its ramifications in the Civil War. A 1000 page tome! It sounds like a very very good book, but I am going to stay away from it I think.
Yeah, I think I'd be OK w/ 1 month of NYers = 1 book. But then I'm not sure about SciAm; maybe again 1 month = 1 book? It's certainly more dense, and requires not only slowing down to think but also switching gears between topics. And then, there is The Atlantic, which needs to be brought into the mix somehow, but I don't dare try this year, want to get caught up with the others. Gist is that including any magazine in the book count opens a can o' worms.
THEN I picked up the NEXT issue on my last leg of the flight and skipped everything to read the article by E. Kolbert on our rather intimate relationship to the Neanderthal. I've been following that story since I was a teenager, what happened to them etc. So I was RIVETED and not disappointed. I won't spoil it for you, Q, but it is a great piece and I'll be ripping it out and saving it and reading it again.
Now you can rest assured I won't be touching a NYer for days and days!!!!!
Ooh, Neanderthals, I'll be riveted too. I got partially through August 1 yesterday, read the short stuff (which includes a bit by Oliver Sacks about horsetails; I read Oaxaca Journal a couple years ago, a sweet book more about fern people than ferns), flagged longer articles.
Man have we ever got horsetails here -- along with wild leeks and some other interesting items -- there is a sizeable 'wetland' between the upper field on our property (where our house is) and the lower field that is just above the river level (got half-flooded in Irene) -- It is the area where, when I take a botanically minded walk, I find the most interesting stuff.
I am so far behind on my read with Roni that there is no way I'll be touching a NYer, so you are safe!
Great roundup of the men and clothes piece. My spousal unit is one of those flailers. He does keep knee bends too.
So why do they like some folks more than others? Dunno. Apparently the various ideas floating about in the ether aren't the answer. No grand theory was offered in this article.
And this'll be it for October, goal achieved.
At the beginning of October I though how luxurious to have 5 weekends for catchup, but every weekend there was something. And of course October has 5 NYers.
The link is.... HERE
I was just perusing some of the ads in this magazine, and I was thinking to myself--I have nothing in common with the implied audience of this magazine. Nothing.
An ad for a Prada purse the size of a suitcase and undoubtedly costing 2 months of a rather normal mortgage payment. The model is 15 dressed as if shes 30.
An ad for Rolex watches--*Live for Greatness*
An ad for Land Rover Evoque--starting at $44,000 although the ad wont tell you that.
An ad for Lean Forward MSNBC with Ed Schultz, a nauseating performer masquerading as a news anchor.
Im just guessing here, but the closer we get to
Purse from Target, several years ago for a job interview (fashion expectations of computer programmers are not high).
Watch the cheapest available from a sports store, used mostly as a stopwatch for running.
Car a 1996 Honda bought used in 1999.
I don't generally peruse the ads. :-)