Along with the new blog look, you’ll find a revitalized, now to be regularly updated, Sad Red Reading feature over at the right of the page, not that far from the top. There I link to some favored writings reflecting the varied interests of the blog: literary, political, more widely cultural and philosophical. Right now you can read an excerpt of Jonathan Franzen‘s Freedom, a current favored poem that was the subject of the previous post, one my two favorite stories so far from The New Yorker‘s ongoing 20 under 40 series, and two longer form political analyses than the usual blog fare.
I’ll be showcasing only what I consider really good reading, but the taste and interests will be mine. For what they’re worth. Check it out.