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The New Yorker Publishes Food Issue

This week’s New Yorker is all about food. Ironically, inside the issue John Lanchester has a piece that argues we all need to stop obsessing over what we eat. There’s also Adam Gopnik seeking to figure out what, exactly, is happening to pastries; and Dana Goodyear profiling a sustainable meat company CEO.

Another worthwhile article — by Michael Specter — tackles the gluten-free fad:

Peter H. R. Green, the director of the celiac-disease center at the Columbia University medical school and one of the nation’s most prominent celiac doctors, tells Specter that gluten sensitivity is ‘a largely self-diagnosed disease,’ and notes that, often, ‘gluten-free versions of traditional wheat-based foods are actually junk food.’ Green—who tells Specter that the situation is ‘getting out of hand’ —continues, ‘Our patients have jumped on this bandwagon and largely left the medical community wondering what the hell is going on.’

The gluten-free thing is proof that Americans need more hobbies.

The New Yorker’s food issue hits newsstands today.

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The New Yorker Chooses 9/11 for First e-Book

We’re not quite sure how much of an audience there is for e-books, but The New Yorker is certainly grabbing some attention with its first venture into the territory. The Cutline reports that the magazine’s first e-book — titled After 9/11 — will center on 9/11, and features writing that will make it attractive to readers:

[The book] includes vignettes from the magazine’s trademark ‘Talk of the Town’ section by Hendrik Hertzberg, John Updike, Jonathan Franzen, Susan Sontag, Calvin Trillin and George Packer; deeply reported features by Adam Gopnik, Seymour Hersh, Jane Mayer, Jon Lee Anderson and Steve Coll; criticism by Malcolm Gladwell; and fiction by Don DeLillo. It also includes Nicholas Schmidles recent account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

The New Yorker’s Deputy Editor, Pam McCarthy, said that if the book is successful, the magazine will look to do more.

After 9/11 is available for $7.99 on the Kindle or Nook.

PEN World Voices Festival in NYC

2009_pwv_homepage.gifDon’t forget tickets are still available for the PEN World Voices Festival that starts in New York this weekend (#PWVFest), including the last-minute very special addition of Nobel Laureate Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio in conversation with the New Yorker‘s Adam Gopnik (this will be Mr. Le Clezio’s first major U.S. appearance since being awarded the Nobel for Literature.)

There’s a bunch of really, really, good other stuff here.

Nobel Prize Winner Le Clezio to Appear at PEN Festival

leclezio.jpgVia GalleyCat comes word that 2008 Nobel Prize winner Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio has been added to the PEN World Voices Festival.

The author, who joins four other French authors in the festival, will appear in conversation with the New Yorker‘s Adam Gopnik at the 92nd St Y. Le Clezio has produced 30 novels, and when he was awarded the prize last year the Nobel judges called him an “author of new departures, poetic adventure and sensual ecstasy, explorer of a humanity beyond and below the reigning civilization.” Tickets available here.

Salman Rushdie Launches PEN World Voices Festival

GalleyCat caught up with Salman Rushdie yesterday at the launch of the PEN World Voices Festival held on the patio of the Instituto Cervantes. The festival, which is celebrating its fifth year — if you build it they will come! says Rushdie — runs from April 27 to May 3 in New York City and will feature 160 writers from 40 different countries. Some names you might recognize include Paul Krugman, Adam Gopnik, Neil Gaiman, Parker Posey, Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson, and Francine Prose. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Check out the entire line-up here.

Adam Gopnik on the Internet: It’s Better than Alcohol, Adultery!

art_gopnik-adam_042007.jpgOver at the NYT‘s Paper Cuts blog Adam Gopnik sums up the Internet experience (except for the hockey part.

Writing is the process of finding something to distract you from writing, and of all the helpful distractions — adultery, alcohol and acedia, all of which aided our writing fathers — none can equal the Internet. Like everyone else, my life now is simply a string of e-mails fueled by caffeine, and when not e-mailing I am hopping from political blog to political Web site to ice-hockey fan “boards,” on one of which I live a second, secret life as an unduly opinionated commentator called “SherbrookeW.”