Lorin Stein, the new editor of The Paris Review, announced the launch of the quarterly’s first blog today. It’s Plimptonian!
From Mr. Stein’s note:
We have been looking for a way to keep in touch with our readers between issues, and to call attention to our favorite writers and artists in something close to real time. If the Review embodies a sensibility, this Daily will try, in a casual and haphazard and at times possibly frivolous way, to put that sensibility into words.
Taking inspiration from the Review’s founding editor, George Plimpton, our mode will be participatory journalism, our beat the arts. We will write about what we love, not as critics, but as participants—as amateurs in the Plimptonian sense of the word. That anyway is our aim. Furthermore we hope that you will enjoy the Daily and—most of all—that you’ll write in and tell us what you think.
At the end of last week, The New Yorker‘s Deirdre Foley-Mendelssohn posted a dispatch from TPR’s White Street offices, where there are plenty of exciting things happening under Mr. Stein. There are also plenty of stuffed birds.