Last week, speaking at an event at the Center for Fiction, the writer David Lipsky recalled his first impressions of a visit to David Foster Wallace’s home. Mr. Lipsky expected the usual decorative trappings of the self-conscious intellectual: a shelf full of impressive books, yes, but also some signature of the Read More
Shopping is hard
Yesterday, the photo on the front page of the print edition of The New York Times showed some people sitting in tents outside a Best Buy in Texas. Without the helpful caption explaining that these occupiers were there to shop and not to protest, this could have easily been perceived as an anti-consumerism sit-in. But that would have gotten everyone pepper-sprayed. Read More
It was Fourth of July weekend and The Observer didn’t have a denim jacket. This situation became especially irksome when, standing in line at Duane Reade, we skimmed the August issue of Glamour. It was a denim-themed issue.
At the image of a model in a long Read More
A mean girls’ table is surely forming in the Googleplex café, now that the search giant has entered the fashion business.
Boutique.com uses the same business model as Like.com Read More