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Sunday, March 19, 2006

This is now officially out of hand

The New York Press has n+1 on its ballot for most loathsome New Yorker of 2006. It has Ben Kunkel listed separately (albeit misspelled--a double insult). But not Anya Kamenetz or Stefan Beck.

n+1 has put out all of three issues. How the hell is it pulling in more votes than Vincent Gallo, Bobby Flay, or Dr. Fred Newman (who is truly, truly vile)?

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  • At 11:13 PM, Anonymous solomon grundy said…


    N+1 is so cocky. That's why there's a backlash.

    Anya Kamenetz truly is an oversight, though. If it's not too late to nominate, I'm going to see if I can get her included.

  • At 12:55 AM, Blogger Antid Oto said…

    Seriously, though, they are not more loathsome than Bobby Flay.

  • At 11:01 AM, Blogger Solomon Grundy said…

    Or Anya Kamenetz!

  • At 2:56 PM, Anonymous emma.g said…

    Anya Kamenetz may be an annoying person, but in her defense, she is writing about what I think is a pressing issue for our generation, rather than n+1's articles on such key issues as "the concept of experience" and "theory: death is not the end."

    In an ideal world, highlighting the financial struggles of highly educated young people could help break down those class barriers to solidarity discussed here at LB during the NYC transit strike.

  • At 4:24 PM, Blogger Solomon Grundy said…

    Basically, I think AK's articles were in very, very poor taste.

  • At 4:49 PM, Blogger Seton Seeley said…

    heh. hehheh. wilmerding.

  • At 2:12 AM, Blogger Solomon Grundy said…

    I agree that Generation Debt could have been a really important book and series, which makes it even worse that AK fucked it up so badly.

    Kamenetz is an OK writer, but her mistake was in using her own tragic struggle (OH MY GOD I DON'T HAVE ENOUGH SPACE IN MY KITCHEN FOR ALL THE FABULOUS WEDDING PRESENTS MY RICH AND FABULOUS FRIENDS HAVE SENT ME!) as exhibit A in her argument. Her clueless self pitying really made my teeth hurt and undercut everything else she wrote.


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