New York magazine, best (only?) known as the coop where Tom Wolfe was hatched, has published yet another homeopathic version of The Innocents Abroad in the form of an “exposé” of the fact that those National Review cruises tend to be populated by people who are wealthy enough to afford cruises. The problem for the writer of this nullity is that a month before his article was published, one of the objects of its failed derision–James Lileks–scooped it.
Pity the editors of New York! The nouveau Wolfe doesn’t write for them, and–horrors–doesn’t even live in New York!
The Capital of Mockery has moved to Minneapolis–or St. Paul or some burg on Kitsche Gumee– sneaking out of town on the Info Hi-Way. Who are these proles who live in actual houses with actual families (and DOGS!) and dare to mock the Cultural Hegemon? And why are they conservatives?
Non-contiguous information streams!!