This post on The New Yorker "Book Bench" blog is just too good not to share with fellow readers.
But don't say I didn't warn you: If you go to the site, be prepared to get lost for hours in an amazing treasuretrove of things to read. In just the last few days there have been posts about:
Image by mecredis via Flickr
The best-read cities in the US (posted 05.26): San Francisco, where are you? Not in the top 20. Not surprisingly, Cambridge, MA is #1 and Berkeley, CA #3.
The impact of Terry Gross (posted 05.27): photo included.
An article about Emma Donoghue, the author of Room (posted 05.26): Be sure to finish the book before reading the blog post.
And if that is not enough there is a completely separate blog on the site called "Free Range" which is the work of Susan Orlean (author of The Orchid Thief).
I can't even keep up with my subscription to the print edition of the magazine. How can I possibly add two blogs, one of which has multiple postings per day?