Felix Gillette writes that "On the morning of Sept. 14, during a Sunday morning Palin-palooza, George Will sized up the made-for-TV story line thusly: “We had the tech bubble. The housing bubble. Now we have the Palin bubble. Sooner or later bubbles do what bubbles do. But not yet. This is still going strong.” And for the time being, it remains a seller’s market. (A few days after Mr. Will’s assessment, CBS News announced that Katie Couric had landed the second broadcast-news interview with the in-demand governor.)."
Does print journalism matter in this election, wonders John Koblin, now that "in-boxes crammed with New York Times articles and Huffington Post hyperlinks do not advertise their relative value or importance. Everything is equal, everything is a tie and nothing, it seems, is important anymore."
Leon Neyfakh talks to David Foster Wallace’s agent and editor about whether or not fans can expect new work from the late author. "When we put together the 10th anniversary for Infinite Jest two years ago, we had an event in New York and an event in Los Angeles, and I talked with him about whether he would like to come be part of them," says Mr. Wallace’s editor, Michael Pietsch. "I was not surprised to hear that he was wary of that idea. ‘I’ll do anything you want me to do,’ he said, ‘but please don’t ask me to do this, please, please, please. I’m working on something long and it takes me a long time to get back into it after I’m pulled away from it.’" Plus: Carrie Bradshaw, the Teenage Years.