December 2012 New Yorker

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December 2012 New Yorker

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joulukuu 23, 2012, 7:02 pm

Completing the year...

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December 24 & 31

Well, this one's going to be it. Next year, I'm switching to the Atlantic. I can't do justice to both. I may switch back, or find a way to balance, I'm not canceling the New Yorker subscription, but I want to experiment for a year.

After this decision was made, in part because I'm finding too few New Yorker articles of serious interest, suddenly this issue is looking quite good.

huhtikuu 11, 2013, 10:11 pm

I don't blame you for dropping the NYer for awhile - it is exhausting to keep up.

Dec 3 Food issue, and guess what? I wasn't interested in reading about sausages or any of it. I did like the story by Antonya Nelson - first decent one in awhile - and read about Saul Steinberg, Deirdre Bair has written a bio. of him. Can't imagine reading it, but that's just me.

Dec 10 Starts out with the person I've never heard of piece - except I had sort of heard of her.... Laurie Simmons. Sometimes I read these pieces and feel kind of inadequate. Shucks.
-did not read about Alabama and football
-could not concentrate on Elizabeth Murdoch, but I think it was a lesser NYer effort and not all me.
-Netherland about homeless LGBTQ kids in NYC was chilling.
-The story didn't grab me.
-Skimmed about Per Petterson. I did 'like' Out Stealing Horses but I haven't yet read anything else. The plot as faded, mostly, but images remain.

huhtikuu 12, 2013, 8:57 am

I've been dipping in and out; this is a good reminder for me to log some of what I've been reading.

Agree with you about the homeless LGBTQ kids; that article got to me too.

huhtikuu 12, 2013, 12:40 pm

Yes - and it didn't even quite seem as if the main person the writer profiled in the article really had to leave home - she just went without examining other options.

I've been terrible about my NYers - just terrible - but I find when I let them pile up I read them more ruthlessly when I do get to them and, frankly, that is a better use of my time.

toukokuu 1, 2013, 8:55 pm

Done with my last 2012 NYer - this was a solid issue, "World Changers"
- Recall of the Wild - the attempt to recreate a (sort of) paleolithic landscape on reclaimed land in the Netherlands.... well.......weird but interesting.
- LGBT in Uganda, the courage of such people astonishes me.
- Women in their own theatre in Turkey - loved this article and these women.
-Conlang folks, who make up languages - in particular the founder of the language Ithkuil, John Quijada (people you've never heard of). He finds out that it has taken on a life of its own - the idea was a language which requires you to be entirely transparent and logical and rational.
- a trip in a huge freighter across the Northeast Passage, Russia to China .... I love this sort of article, heaven knows why. Safe adventure?

The story was too stupid to read and the poems were fair.

toukokuu 2, 2013, 9:33 am

I enjoyed that article about the reclaimed land in the Netherlands, the language article, and the freighter article too. I wish I were sufficiently organized to write up my thoughts as I read the New Yorkers, but I think I read them in too haphazard a way.