Power Play

The uproar surrounding Philip Roth’s open letter to Wikipedia in The New Yorker is a small fire, but it is one that illuminates the shifting power dynamics in the larger media landscape. Mr. Roth’s letter addresses an inaccuracy concerning the … Continued

"Rookie Yearbook One" Reading

The aesthetics and content of 90’s zines anticipated much of blog culture. The online teen magazine www.rookiemag.com looks to both media for inspiration. This past week, Drawn And Quarterly published Rookie Yearbook One, which is basically a greatest hits of … Continued

The Critic At Large

A friend and I once debated whether critics are helpful or even necessary. She ventured no, citing a New York Times book review that attacked the work of a “seasoned” writer, and basically concluded that the novelist had, in his … Continued