September 23, 2001

New Yorker

Art Spiegelman 's black-on-black cover of the September 24 New Yorker is wonderful. See it.

(Imagine editing a magazine. Bad things happen: you need to scrap the entire issue and put together a new one with the staff on hand. And who do you have? Hertzberg, Updike, Angell, Sontag, Gopnick for starters. )