LEWIS LAPHAM, TIME TRAVELER! Next week's Republican National Convention is already seared -- seared -- in his memory. ("Lapham must have written those words in July. Didn't it occur to him that his readers might notice he was claiming to have witnessed an event that had not occurred when the magazine went to press?" Er, or when the magazine arrived in the mail . . .)
UPDATE: Eugene Volokh: "Good thing that people still read the reliable, credible Real Media instead of those nasty inaccurate, un-fact-checked blogs."