Do you ever read The New Yorker and wonder, why am I reading this article? And you keep reading it, and the article seems to grow longer as you read?
Do you think they should offer a Cliff Notes version of the magazine?
Last week I read all about bullet-proof clothing. You just never know when a bullet-proof outfit might come in handy. Especially if Rick Perry is elected.
This week there was an entire treatise on IKEA. Why do I care about IKEA?
In case you missed the treatise on IKEA,
here are 3 quotes from Lauren Collins' article, A Reporter At Large, “House Perfect,” The New Yorker, October 3, 2011:
In “Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture,” Ellen Ruppel Shell argues that IKEA’s low prices and disposable furniture entail untold environmental, aesthetic, and social costs. p. 55
IKEA stores, like Chihuahuas and cilantro provoke extreme reactions. p. 56
You will see a friendly golden retriever curled up by the dining room table in the British catalogue, but not in the Emirate one. p. 64
Nin Andrews is the author of 5 full collections of poetry and 6 chapbooks. She is also the editor of a book of translations of the Belgian poet, Henri Michaux. Her literary comics are posted on Best American Poetry's Blog on Monday mornings.