Jan 11, 2010
Bossy: Reading So You Don’t Have To
Bossy has this very interesting medical condition which brings her great anxiety, and that medical condition is called A Subscription To The New Yorker Magazine.
Bossy has been reading The New Yorker since she was a small girl, where reading equals flipping through pages for the cartoons. But as soon as Bossy grew up and became a mom — not necessarily in that order — Bossy’s dad decided it was time for Bossy to receive her own subscription, and so Bossy’s dad makes this his annual Christmas present to Bossy.
It’s the gift that keeps on giving. And giving and giving and sister mercy giving, owing to the fact The New Yorker is a weekly magazine, and Bossy wants you to know a week rolls around awfully fast when six months of unread magazines are rolling their eyes.
But one of Bossy’s New Year’s resolutions she forgot to make is a commitment to stay on top of her reading. And so every night Bossy has been making her New Yorker magazine a priority. Take for instance this latest New Yorker from January 4th. Please.
Shall we begin? First Bossy turns to the Contributor page to learn more about the various writers contained within this issue:
Next Bossy checks out The Mail:
And then, since Bossy lives a commutable distance to New York City, Bossy peruses with great interest the multiple pages associated with events happening in and around the city, in the categories of art, music, dance, theater, movies, and literature:
Next Bossy moves into the section aptly named The Talk of the Town, which features a handful of short articles covering hot and quirky topics across the national and local arena:
Skip skip skip, which brings us to The Financial Page, a weekly behind-the-scenes look at something associated with the economy:
And then Bossy moves into the heart of the magazine, which contains fuller-length articles on a wide range of subjects, beginning with this look at The University of California Berkeley:
Next Bossy came across an article about the band Vampire Weekend, who, among other things, are graduates of Columbia University:
And then Bossy read with great interest an article about the cofounder and CEO of Whole Foods:
Next there was a very informative piece about Vincent van Gogh, offering a new perspective on the events that led to the severing of his ear:
And then there was this captivating fiction piece:
Next there was a review of several books recently written about actress Grace Kelly:
And then there was a review of a tenor performing Schubert for the Lincoln Center’s Great Performance Series:
Next there was a review of the movie Avatar:
And finally, Bossy stared at this photo for an hour trying to think of a clever caption for The New Yorker’s weekly caption contest:
P.S. There were problems with the comment section earlier today which rendered the first blog visitors unable to comment, followed by a period in which every commenter was “Anonymous.” Apologies from Camp Bossy, where each commenter is as beloved as something salty dipped in chocolate.
Here’s what Bossy was up to last year: Click here to see Bossy’s Thank You video for those who participated in her Excellent 10,000-mile 35-day cross country road trip.