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A Dying Writer’s Readings, New York Fashion Week’s Marketing Might and College Kid Demands

What We’re Reading

BY // 09.12.15

Our editors are a diverse lot, and are constantly perusing a long and broad list of publications and sites. In What We’re Reading we share the wealth.

Ah, Fashion Week. it’s back, it’s in, of course, New York, and it’s big and bold. Indeed, it could be considered the ultimate in marketable content, as this piece in The New York Times posits. Oh yes, it is no longer called Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, but simply New York Fashion Week: the Shows.

Clive James is a great critic, a fine writer, and he’s dying. The Washington Post’s Michael Dirda takes a look at this lion of literature’s newly published work, Latest Readings.

From writing to sculpture, and the great and eternal Picasso. The Museum of Modern Art’s “Picasso Sculpture” is being billed as a staggering work of art in its own right. This show is full of three-dimensional wonders from the Spanish genius that are not to be missed.

Here’s a somewhat troubling piece on a move among college students to demand protection from words and ideas that they don’t like. It’s titled “The Coddling of the American Mind” and it’s a great weekend read.

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