Tuesday, September 05, 2006

NYer Haiku: September 4, 2006

New Yorker Haiku

September 4, 2006

The Financial Page: Dealer's Choice
By James Surowiecki

Car dealers, by law,
Can stop G.M. dropping brands.
Pay for past, bully!

Letter From Durham: Big Men On Campus
By Peter J. Boyer

Attacked by profs, press,
Duke Lacrosse team's discipline
Better than critics'.

Annals of the West: The Searchers
By Dana Goodyear

Lit-quoting cowboys!
Deep Springs is out-of-this-world:
Bad wi-fi, no girls.

In The Kitchen: The Lunchroom Rebellion
Burkhard Bilger

Yes, kids can be taught
To like healthy meals. Too bad
State budgeters can't.

A Critic At Large: Learning The Score
By Alex Ross

Musicians' new plan
(As music ed left behind):
Play with, not at, kids.

A Reporter At Large: The Baby Lab
By Margaret Talbot

Men and women's brains,
says Spelke, just like babies,
Have same built-in smarts.

Our Far-flung Correspondents: Deerfield in the Desert
By Nick Paumgarten

New England prep school:
Build it in Jordan, and Poof!
It seems progressive.

Fiction: Kansas
By Antonya Nelson

Messed-up parents scared
When young daughters disappear.
(This home, wouldn't you?)

Books: Bob on Bob
By Louis Menand

Dylan interviews
Like a songbird asked to talk;
Should just let him sing.

The Theatre: Wagon Train
By Hilton Als

Streep gritty, spare as
Woman who only survives,
Brecht's "Mother Courage."

On Television: Hot Properties
By Tad Friend

Hollywood "Listing":
Fun digs, but empty. "The Hill":
Too inside beltway.

Pop Music: Sex Symbols
By Sasha Frere-Jones

Aguilera's back.
Voice great; songs ehh. Timberlake?
Pretty much reverse.

The Current Cinema: Disasters
By David Denby

"Snakes on a Plane" bites.
Care about New Orleans? See
"When the Levees Broke."


At 10:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm surprised your comments haven't exploded - sasha frere-jones linked to you today.

love the new yorker.
kids born. now, who has the time?
you -- to the rescue!

thanks for today's (and future day's) laughs.


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