In the current issue of Virginia Quarterly Review we’ve got a great piece about Rembrandt’s “The Night Watch.” I say that as if I’d ever seen the painting before. In fact, this was the last (well, second-to-last) article that I read in the winter issue, but I shouldn’t have put it off. Author Harry Berger […]
I love the idea of renting a desk at a community office space. I’m generally happy to work at home, as I do, but sometimes I’d benefit from working around other geeks. I’d pay $100/month to have access to a desk two days a week, during business hours, using a reservation system to make sure […]
C-Ville Weekly describes the current VQR as “near-flawless.” And it is. I really think it’s the best yet. And, having nothing whatsoever to do with the contents of each issue, I can be relatively impartial in saying that.
Gawker: “The best magazine writing of the year of firecrotch came from The Virginia Quarterly Review…” Um. Thanks?
I’m not the only one who thinks that the latest VQR is awesome — fungible convictions pities poor copyeditor David Caligiuri, describing the issue as “one of the most intense periodicals I’ve ever read.”
The Winter 2007 issue of Virginia Quarterly Review hit subscribers’ mailboxes last week, and I just got done getting the content up on the website. This issue has got to be my favorite of those released in the fourteen months that I’ve been at VQR. Of the pieces that are available to non-subscribers, I particularly […]
On the occasion of the execution of Saddam Hussein, I recommend reading The Big Suck: Notes from the Jarhead Underground, from the Winter VQR It’s by David J. Morris, and features great photography by Reynaldo Leal. I just made the story available to non-subscribers, so have at it. (And, also, Chris Hondros’ Inside Saddam’s Spider […]
Yesterday a ruptured oil pipeline in Nigeria exploded, killing 265 people. In the latest Virginia Quarterly Review, due out next week, we have an awesome article by John Ghazvinian explaining how this happened — why people tap into pipelines, what’s done with the oil, and why it’s so dangerous. We’ve made the piece available to […]
The Washington Star was D.C.’s newspaper of record for 129 years until it folded in 1981. In that period it won ten Pulitzers, and its staff included Michael Isikoff, Fred Barnes, Maureen Dowd, and Howard Kurtz. Check out Edwin Yoder’s Autumn 1993 VQR article about his time as the Star‘s editorial page editor in the […]
From the Virginia Quarterly Review archives, back in spring 2000: “Why the Media Love Presidents and Presidents Hate the Media.”