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Deep Glamour Hits the Blogosphere - Posted September 2, 2008
Virginia Postrel (left) has a deal with Free Press to deliver a book about the philosophical underpinnings of glamour, similar to her earlier book The Substance of Style, towards the end of 200... [GalleyCat]

Bierut On Modern Typesetting For Designers: Like Having "As Much Sex As They Wanted" - Posted January 9, 2008
No! No, no, no, no! What are you crazy? Of course you cannot read Virginia Postrel's article about type in this month's Atlantic onl... [UnBeige]

Great Gifts: Sally Sael on Organ Donation in NYT - Posted December 17, 2007
Sally Satel writes about her search for a kidney in the NY Times magazine. She's an engaging writer, with no illusions about herself: I wouldn't leave children motherless or miss the milestones of life; were I a prospective donor, even I wouldn't have picked me. Reading that sentence, who wouldn't... [FishbowlLA]

The Atlantic for December - Posted November 21, 2007
Benjamin Schwarz reviews Napoleon's Master, a biography of Talleyrand by David Law and Duff Cooper's Diaries. We'd never thought about either person, and Schwarz is such an engaging reviewer that we thought seriously about putting both books on our Amazon ... [FishbowlLA]

The Atlantic--150 Years Old - Posted October 10, 2007
The Atlantic celebrates 150 years of publishing with a special anniversary issue. Also, there's an essay contest for readers on The American Idea in 200 words or less, which is a blog post. Benjamin Schwarz reviews a couple of books on Hollywood history and comes to ... [FishbowlLA]

The Atlantic for May: Arabian Gays, Iraqi Al-Queda - Posted April 6, 2007
The Atlantic in May offers a whole May basket of treats. Mark Bowden has the cover story on how Task Force 145 tracked down hunted down al-Qaeda s man in Iraq. Nadya Labi on gay life in Saudi Arabia, where everyone in is in one closet or another. Caitlin Flanagan... [FishbowlLA]

Virginia Postrel Tells Us Why DIY is A-OK - Posted March 27, 2007
Over at Print is one of the most compelling arguments for why designers should chill out about design-dabblers treading on their turf. It's written by Dynamist Virginia Postrel... [UnBeige]