September 22, 2003

Choire on The NY'er Festival and Wolfowitz

Absolutely hi-larious then rousing reportage from this weekend's New Yorker Festival by Choire G. Sicha on The Morning News (the G is for Gawker). He too-generously covers the frenetic irrelevancy of Dave Eggers, ("Eggers sold out in 30 minutes (his reading, not his career).") and the frenzied apologia of Paul Wolfowitz at the New School (who lorded on a stage occupied very recently, it should be noted, by ex-Razorfish founder and ersatz New School instructor Jeff "Big Idea" Dachis):

1:26 p.m. Outside the New School Auditorium there is a giant yellow New Yorker balloon with the words ëSponsored by Kate Spade.í The wind picks up and the balloon assaults some people. Interns spend the next 30 minutes hilariously attempting to deflate it. A passer-by asks ëWhatís going on here?í The cute Young Republican in front of me in line says ëWolfowitz.í ëOh,í says the passer-by, ëWhatís he doing?í ëSpreading evil,í I butt in.
James Wagner helped upgrade the media's take on the event, but Choire hits the nail on the head, wondering about the point of art in the face of pure Wolfowitz.

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