A story about the feud between Henry Luce, founder of Time magazine, and Harold Ross, founder of The New Yorker? And written by Jill Lepore, no less! I’m all over it like stupid on Timestyle.
Nile View, Wendell Steavenson’s new blog at The New Yorker, is terrific. You should probably get the RSS feed.
Madame Nhu, former First Lady of South Vietnam and supervillainess extraordinaire, has passed away at 87. It’s cartoon characters like her that obituaries were invented for—try The Guardian’s.
I’ve finished reading Taking on the World, Robert W. Merry’s biography of Joseph and Stewart Alsop, two of the most influencial American commentators/journalists of the 20th century. In addition to serving as an overview of some of the major foreign-policy debates of the 40s, 50s, and 60s, it’s a sort of nauseating portrait of an intimate relationship between a couple of...
…the greatest myth [in American political discourse] is that there is too little bipartisanship in Washington. There is very little but that. - Glenn Greenwald I thought this little line was just snappy as hell.
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Jennifer Grose on Community: I fear that the character Chang (played by Ken Jeong, who is best known as the crazed, poorly endowed pimp in The Hangover) is ruining the sitcom.The Onion AV Club termed these sorts of characters “Showblockers” last year: a person who is “so grating—sometimes intentionally so—that even fans of the show heave a heavy sigh when they appear...