Eye Drop: Highlights from this week’s magazine
It looks like it’s been a Chekhov-filled year for New York. In this week’s lead, Emily Tamkin talks about her love for the Russian author and how the rest of the city seems to have recently embraced him as well. [Lead]
Think you can distinguish between T.S. Eliot and Nickelback? (It’s a lot harder than you think.) Take Charlotte Murishaw’s quiz to find out. [Eyesites]
New York’s latest food trend is especially short-lived. Shira Laucharoen discusses pop-up restaurants and how they allow chefs to “test-drive new menus, themes, and approaches to dining.” [Food]
American studies professor Andrew Delbanco was awarded the 2011 National Humanities Medal by President Obama last February. David Salazar talked to him about the Columbia administration, the Core, and who should be going to college. [Interview]
Has Facebook been supplanted as the default site for online procrastination? It may well have. Zoe Camp discusses the allure of GIFs and the rising popularity of the tumblr “#whatshouldtheycallme.” [20/20]
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