What I'm Reading: The New Yorker

Yesterday was spent in the sun and water, enjoying summer at Noah's Ark.  


Today we're heading with friends Kevin & Erin up to Marquette, Michigan for a wedding, so I need to bring something to read, but it needs to be a particular thing to read...  A magazine.

I'm a magazine addict, I get eight issues a month and one weekly: The New Yorker.  I love short stories, as I think I've mentioned before, so I get The New Yorker every week because they generally publish great stories.  If the fiction piece of the week isn't good then the cartoons are, and if the cartoons aren't good, the art is.  

The New Yorker, August 11 & 18, 2014.  Cover art, "Siesta" by Lorenzo Mattotti.

This cover art is great: if you replace the dog with a cat, and the woman's hair color to blonde, you're pretty much looking at my summer.  This particular issue's fiction piece is is entitled "Picasso" and is written by Cesar Aira.

The New Yorker, August 11 & 18, 2014.  Hand lettering by Joel Holland, page 76.

Bonus: this issue includes an article by Sasha Frere-Jones about "Weird Al" Yankovic.  It begins by asking, "Do people enjoy 'Weird Al' Yankovic because he's funny or because he's not that funny?"  This question approaches blasphemy to me; hasn't this author EVER seen UHF?  Funny!  Very funny!

I hope you all have a great weekend!  The weather should be great, the sun is hot, and I think I can hear your beach towel calling your name.  ...You hear that, too?

This post is part of a weekly series on "What I'm Reading."  I'll be talking about whatever book I happen to be reading, and you can look for this series every Friday. 

P.S.  Look who was born on August 5th!  Paxton Daniel. ~*swoon*~