Ed Driscoll

LET 'EM LAPSE: James Lileks

LET ‘EM LAPSE: James Lileks is dropping his New Yorker subscription, if only for a little while.

Thanks to my wife’s mother, who passed away last March, we still receive the New Yorker, but we’re letting our subscription drop as well. My mother-in-law, who lived all her life in Manhattan, thought that we, the pioneers forging a new lifestyle out here in the rough and tumble hinterlands, needed some kind of lifeline to the high culture that is Manhattan. (She probably thought that the Pony Express brought each issue out to us.)