November 15, 2012

RED STATE CHIC AND MAU-MAUING THE CRUISE DIRECTOR: In the spirit of Tom Wolfe making his bones by crashing the party Lenny and Felicia held for the Black Panthers, apparently, another New York magazine journalist is onboard the Nieuw Amsterdam, covering the radical Red State chic of the National Review Cruise. Expect to see a combination of a mirror-image version of P.J. O’Rourke’s classic article in which he covered a Reagan-era Nation magazine cruise up the Soviet Volga, with plenty of Gorillas in the Mist-style, “Who are these people?” anthropological snark.