In last week’s New Yorker…

April 11, 2011

…which was the first issue I read in its digital version (on my iPad) while vacationing in Vieques… the pieces that grabbed me were:

  1. Ken Auletta’s profile of Wall Street Journal editor Robert Thomson, a close friend of Rupert Murdoch’s
  2. Laura Miller’s story on fantasy writer George R. R. Martin (most famous for A Game of Thrones) and the ruckus he’s created among his fan base by not finishing the latest book in his series
  3. Tad Friend’s piece about Anna Faris, an actress I’ve never seen but who sounds pretty funny
  4. Keith Ridgway’s short story, “Goo Book”

    Unfortunately, you have to be a subscriber to read this online.
    But I can share with you my favorite cartoon:

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