Some Baffler in Your Phoenix


This week, we've excerpted a piece from The Baffler, the first issue of that magazine in over two years and the first edited right here in Cambridge. Guess what? I'm an associate editor.

In this essay, former Gawker/Wonkette blogger Jim Newell writes about the time he role-played Edward Gramlich in high school for something called the Fed Challenge.(Beltway kids sure are different, amirite?) It's very, very funny. Read it here. Other essays in the new issue alight on the bloodless crossroads of technology and culture with salvos by founding editor Thomas Frank, Barbara Ehrenreich, Rick Perlstein, David Graeber, and Maureen Tkacik, plus a dazzling array of poetry, fiction, documents, interviews, and satirical art.

The Baffler is holding its Cambridge launch on Monday, April 9th at Harvard Book Store. New editor John Summers will be there, as will senior editor Thomas "What's the Matter with Kansas?" Frank. Heck, I'll be there. If you register for the event, you might win a tote bag. For more information, click here

THE BAFFLER LAUNCH  PARTY | Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass Ave, Cambridge | 7 pm | free |

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