Open Letters

I’ve been reading Open Letters for the past few weeks and I’m really enjoying the writing. Short personal pieces, all fascinating. People are just so interesting. And the site has a novel approach to content. You can read each daily update online, and/or they’ll put them all together in a PDF and email it to you every Sunday. Then you can print the stories out and read them like a real magazine. It’s so obvious, but very cool. I wish Salon would do something like that, although they’re already too big.

I guess I’ll go ahead and link to the Dave Eggers’ interview with The Harvard Advocate just like everyone else has. I’m still waiting to read his book, but I’m really looking forward to it. I just finished Chuck Palahniuk’s Survivor and it was really fascinating, a great satirical novel about consumerism, fame, and packaged “religion.” It did remind me a bit of Paul Theroux’s Millroy the Magician, though. Next, I’m on to Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point. Small trivia item here. My girlfriend Brooke talked to Malcolm on the phone at The New Yorker for a story she was doing for the Ryerson Review of Journalism last year. He’s from Canada, you know…