Friday Reads: Almost But Not Quite A Romney Roundup

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):

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.

Friday Reads: Stuff I Read That I Liked This Week

Around the internet:

– Edith Zimmerman on Joseph Kennedy III (The New York Times): From this weekend’s Magazine.

– “A Teenager Tries to Make the Best of Hosting Her Middle-Ages Party at the Same Time as Her Older Brother’s Lacrosse Team’s Kegger” (McSweeney’s)

– “After the End of Men” (The Awl): What happens when men disappear.

– Michael Lewis on Barack Obama (Vanity Fair): Probably the best Obama profile I’ve read…maybe ever?

– “Is This Book Bad, or Is It Just Me? The Anatomy of Book Reviews” (The Millions)

– “The City That Pays For College” (The New York Times): Another New York Times Magazine article. This one’s about the city of Kalamazoo, MI’s Promise program.

– “The Land That Time and Money Forgot” (New York Magazine): Mark Jacobson writes about the current state of the New York City Housing Authority. (Actually, I read this one in print but it’s available online.)


Best European Fiction 2012 ed. by Aleksander Hemon: I’m probably 2/3 of the way done with the short stories in here and I’ll definitely write more about this later.