Whatever reading time that I had has been allocated mainly for my new favorite – Kindle. Miraculously, i did manage to squeeze in a few New Yorker articles along the way, constantly trying to rescue the fragile magazine from Noah’s grasp.
1. (May 2, 2011) The Consequentialist – How the Arab Spring remade Obama’s foreign policy. by Ryan Lizza
I heard Ryan Lizza talking to Terry Gross while i was driving home. Upon arriving home, i found this new issue has just arrived! I dug into the article right away. Typical of anything Obama related in the New Yorker, this is a fascinating read. I want to quote the entire article! Instead, i will just leave this little teaser here:
2. (April 25, 2011) Brand-New Bag – The man from Coach goes upscale. (Reed Krakoff), by Ariel Levy
I was more mesmerized by the description of his townhouse in Upper East Side, NYC; than by his fashion line. Impatiently finished reading the article (afraid of missing any bits of description of his house), i went on-line and found this article from Vogue:
3. (April 18, 2011) The Grand Tour – Chinese vacations in Europe, by Evan Osnos. Other than “Chinese” are the new “Japanese” in the tourism, it is interesting to see the places Chinese grand tour includes, e.g. Karl Marx’s birthplace: Trier, Germany