This week's New Yorker
contains at least three excellent pieces, but fools that they are they've only put one on their Web site: Joyce Carol Oates's story "Landfill."
For Mark Singer's amazing profile of a perpetually escaping convict and Milan Kundera's intriguing thoughts on "What Is a Novelist?" you'll have to buy the print issue -- though your pal the Rake will give you just a little taste
of the Kundera for free.
This week's issue also contains one of the most striking New Yorker
cartoons in years. Despite the complicated legal and ethical questions surrounding the unpaid electronic reproduction of another person's work, I've scanned it in.
It sure is.