Eric Holthaus is definitely NY's best weatherman.
Jonathan Franzen's criticism always reminds me of the beginning of the essay 'Hamlet and His Problems', where T.S. Eliot writes about "that most dangerous type of critic: the critic with a mind which is naturally of the creative order, but which through some weakness in creative power exercises itself in criticism instead. These minds often find in Hamlet [[or in Franzen's case, anything, including but not limited to Facebook, birds, or Edith Wharton]] a vicarious existence for their own artistic realization."
I also think he's a mighty talented novelist.
Thanks for this, Willy. It's really great.
@boyofdestiny Yesterday I was thinking about a three-by-three grid of crabs.
Great. Now I'll be thinking about crab zoos all morning.
I really enjoyed reading this, but the argument is fueled by the same retrograde romanticism that brought back trucker hats. Sorry.
Right below "The Scream".
So if Andy Newman is leaving The Local to take over City Room, where is Sewell Chan headed?