The newest issues of Newsweek and The New Yorker both arrived in my mailbox today. Given this week's controversy over The New Yorker's Obama cover and the pensive photo of the candidate on the cover of Newsweek, I can't wait to get home and have a closer look at what's inside each of them.
In other news, we're busy putting together next week's issue. The main feature is a collection of never-before-published work from the late Bill Studebaker, who passed away July 4 while kayaking. It's an issue I'm looking forward to. Studebaker's work serves as a sort of literary portrait of Idaho, simultaneously capturing the spirit of the state's errant beauty and in the same stroke setting it free from constraints of the page.