Our editors are a diverse lot, and are constantly perusing a long and broad list of publications and sites. Fashion? Art? Architecture? Culinary studies? In What We’re Reading, PaperCity shares the wealth.
One of our favorite days is Monday, because that’s the day the New Yorker hits the stands (and our iPads and iPhones). Week in and week out for the past 91 years, the storied magazine has been publishing stories, essay, poems, and criticism from the likes of J.D. Salinger, John McPhee, E.B. White, and Pauline Kael. I argue that it is the most indispensable magazine in the world, and I know that my life would be much the poorer without it. Here’s an enthralling look at the magazine from Commentary.
Speaking of the New Yorker and its coverage of and take on issues and the people driving them, take a look at this piece on the late Oliver Sacks and his love for swimming. It’s beautiful reading.
Inès de la Fressange knows Paris, and she certainly knows style. Now she wants to help you find great things in the French capital: In February, “Parisian Chic City Guide” will be released, and we’ll get a copy for out next sojourn in The City of Light. Here’s a look at the style maven and some of her favorite things.
Luc Sante is alway entertaining, and often much more. His writing on music and art and culture in general are must-reads. The Guardian recently asked him about money, and he did not disappoint. Take a look here.