Issue 33 of McSweeney’s–a one-time-only newspaper called the Panorama designed to demonstrate the fun things ink and paper can do–will be released in a couple weeks. The San Francisco Chronicle rehashes this news today, and gets comments from some non-Dave Eggers people involved in the production of print journalism.
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The 33rd issue of McSweeney’s Quarterly will be packaged as the San Francisco Panorama, a made-up newspaper that Eggers et al hope to distribute on the streets of the city as well as sending to subscribers. According to a preview posted today:
It’ll have news (actual news, tied to the day it Read More
Vampires don’t really live forever—it just feels like they do. Lately, you can’t turn on the TV, go to a bookstore, see a movie, or go to (if you’re really prepared to argue that these books aren’t just for kids, you might want to take a cold, hard look at yourself in the mirror at Read More
This morning, fans of The New-York Ghost, the weird and frequently wonderful little "Newsletter You Print Out at Work," were treated with a new issue, Vol. IV, No. 53.
But instead of calling itself a weekly, the digital-only paper of McSweeney’s-like squibs, poetry, essays, and fiction (with occasional contributions from writers like Read More
Nick Denton, out-going managing editor of Gawker, has just introduced a new feature to his Web site called The Unspiked Files.
According to Mr. Denton:
[M]agazine articles are often dropped not because they’re bad but because they’re good. Or—more often—simply because they’ve been overtaken by events or clash with some other article Read More
Like a parent who threatens to turn around a car full of unruly kids unless they behave this instant, Vice magazine has decided to suspend its letters page until readers can send them something worth printing.
"You know what? No letters page this month," declare the editors of the Brooklyn-based youth culture and Read More
London’s Sunday Times yesterday included a gushing essay by author Stephen Amidon about Dave Eggers’ massively popular literary brand, McSweeney’s, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year. The article praises Mr. Eggers as a “charismatic and indefatigable literary style guru” whose publishing “empire” fuses just the right mix Read More
The big dogs of publishing might have Oprah Winfrey’s Book Club, but the little ones have indie rock. Unclear when the flirtation became a marriage, but the benefit concert held Sunday night at Beacon Theater for 826 NYC, the McSweeney’s-sponsored reading-and-writing program for kids, seems a good indication that independent literature and independent music are Read More