Saturday, June 25, 2011

NY Times Riffs

I like the new Format for the NY Times magazine (the only reason I subscribe to the print edition). I like how they finally got a new ethicist who didn't seem overly righteous about questinable decisions, but I mostly like the new Riffs column, where writers basically participate in the sophomoric silliness typically found in blogs or college dorm rooms (my cousins call it masturbatory writing).

3 recent ones that stood out, a meta-meta-meta-memoir--the editor's memoir of
reading the reviewer's memoir of the memoir by Luca Spaghetti about being in the Eat Pray Love memoir. Or, a call to take back the word c**t while adhering the NY times rules from using that word, or even referring to it. Or, a crit theory analysis of Pretty Women.

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