Bob Stein is featured in NY Mag's LookBook, looking a bit like Burroughs. For fellow Voyagerites this is a bit of a treat. In the interview he mentions Criterion instead of Voyager which is interesting since many people no longer remember the CD-Rom publisher but they can still buy the Criterion CDs. he manages to dis Park Slope, the Upper west Side and celebrate Williamsburg and N7th street which to me feels more like South Beach than a hotbed of intellectual pursuits at least on the weekends when we've accidentally visited. At any rate it is nice to see him in good form.
Relying on unique access to former and current government officials, this book will reveal for the first time how the U.S. government - from President Bush on down - is frantically improvising to fight a new kind of war. Where is the enemy? What have been the real victories and defeats since September 11? How are we actually fighting this war and how can it possibly be won?
Little, in fact, has been revealed about the nature of this struggle and the methods being used. This book will change all that. Readers will, for the first time, see harrowing close calls in America where thousands of lives have been saved - and learn how terrorists have artfully adapted to America's early successes in capturing al Qaeda operatives.
Suskind will show readers what he calls "the invisible battlefield" - a global matrix where U.S. spies race to catch soldiers of jihad before they strike. It is a real life spy thriller with the world's future at stake.
Suskind's report is filled with astonishing disclosures and will profoundly reframe the debate about a war that, each day, redefines America and its place in the world.
Soccer Jews of the world unite - Article in typical NY Observer smugness about a certain type of NY Jewish type who is mad for the World Cup. Damn them for writing this - I am guilty as charged. How I really hate being told I'm a stereotype. Arghh.