Well, this is the third week I’ve done this and I think now it should be pretty clear to you all that I read the same publications all the time. Suggestions for other things to read are welcome! I encourage you to leave them in the comments.
Some stuff to read over the weekend:
– Pretty much everything in this week’s issue of The New Yorker (the first three are subscription only):
- Sex and the Superbug: Who can resist drug-resistant gonorrhea?
- Margaret Talbot on her father, 1930s Warner Bros. star Lyle Talbot
- Nicholas Lemann on the making of Mitt Romney: Excellent examination of how Romney’s Mormonism and time in private equity made him into the candidate we see today.
- Mugglemarch: Brilliantly-titled profile of J.K. Rowling and some stuff about her new book.
– Haunts (New York Magazine): Mark Jacobson writes about old Brooklyn and new Brooklyn and the Barclays Center.
– Mitt’s Stake (New York Magazine): More about Mormon Mitt.
– What Does City Pigeon Taste Like? (Prevention): Thankfully, my friend Mandy ate pigeon and wrote about it this week so the rest of us didn’t have to.
– When We Were “Seventeen”: A History in 47 Covers (The Awl): Obviously. Old magazine covers are my fave.
– 12 Proposed U.S. States That Didn’t Make the Cut (Mental Floss): Weird American history! (h/t Bailey)
– Q&A: Comix Stars Daniel Clowes, Chris Ware and Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez (Rolling Stone): This is delightful. Totally forgot Dan Clowes had been nominated for an Oscar. (via The Hairpin)
– Last Call for College Bars (New York Times): Everyone has read this by now, right? But still…ugh.