Monday’s Margins: Shepard Fairey, 2666, Kindle


n+1 on Shepard Fairey, creator of Obama “Hope” poster: “The problem that Shephard (sic) Fairey presents also leads to a fear: that he may be, in fact, the perfect portraitist to render Obama. The purveyor of radical aesthetics is rendering the visage of radical hope–neither of whom is very radical.”

Robert Birnbaum writes: “This is a propitious time to celebrate and re-view the (arguably) most significant photography monograph since the Second World War, Robert Frank’s The Americans.”

The New Republic reviews Roberto Bolano’s 2666: “A young man can still get up in a Mexico City bookstore and declare war on the literary establishment.”

Maud Newton’s “Portrait of My Father” at Granta: “Exactly how long the prostitute, unbeknownst to my father, stayed at our house and slept in my bed is hard to gauge.”

And finally, if I hear one more mention of Kindle 2 this afternoon my head is going to asplode.
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