After announcing the death of culture in his new book, Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa finds yet more evidence of it in a New York Times review (quite a trenchant and perceptive one, if you ask us) by Joshua Cohen. Vargas Llosa’s objection to some “slanderous and perfidious . . . gossip” originally included in the piece has prompted a long and delightful NYT correction. (Note to fact-checkers: the Daily Mail doesn’t count as a source.)
Amid a “dystopian landscape” for magazines, the younger Wenner is gradually taking over a still-old-fashioned Rolling Stone.
As editors and staff writers unionize, Forbes pities the freelancer.
Another blow for those of us who enjoy reading the deleted tweets of politicians: after cutting off Politwoops at home a while back, Twitter has now done the same to equivalents abroad.