Thursday, April 15, 2010

McSweeney's No.33

That title, McSweeney's No.33, may not sound very exciting or enticing but 33 reflects the number of the current quarterly issue of the McSweeney's publication. And I say "publication" because each quarter it's a surprise to see in what format the topic at hand will arrive. The most recent issue took the form of the classic Sunday paper, with all the requisite sections, sports - including a special with Stephen King on the World Series - the magazine with an article on Sub-prime loans, and a section on Marijuana plantations in Mendocino County CA, and don't forget the "funnies"!

McSweeney's publications take on and share out a variety of topical issues, along with cutting edge fiction from nationally and internationally recognized authors of every stripe. Recent issues have taken the form of a graphic novel, a book on "Where to Invade Next" and the "Joke Book of Book Jokes". If you are looking for something a little different to read this could be just what you're looking for.

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