“5 Reasons ‘Seinfeld’s’ Elaine is Feminist Icon” by Elissa Strauss, The Forward
How many more Seinfeld 25th anniversary pieces do you need? The answer is actually: just this one, which lays out why Elaine Benes is a feminist icon.
“Happy Endings: Detroit Gets the Summer Show Treatment in Chelsea” by Michael H. Miller, New York Observer
Toss out all the talk about Detroit making a comeback, Detroit still going down the tubes, or our fascination with ruin porn, and read about how Michael H. Miller brought his Detroit native mother to a big-time exhibition in New York that showcases art from and influenced by her hometown.
“The History of Debate: James Baldwin vs. William Buckley,” The New Inquiry
James Baldwin doesn’t have to do much work to make Buckley look like a jackass in this debate, but it’s still very much worth viewing.
Issue 3 of The Brooklyn Quarterly
It’s one of the best online literary magazines around, and the third issue of this quarterly based out of, you guessed it, has enough great fiction, nonfiction, and poetry to get you through an afternoon.
“How Domino’s Pizza Lost Its Mascot” by Zachary Crockett, Priceonomics
The story of why Noid, one of the greatest and most annoying mascots of the 1980s, went away is one of the weirdest and most bizarre things you will read this week.