Lately, I've enjoyed concise pieces of writing and they're everywhere. Here's Ellen Sander in the Lefsetz Newsletter, talking about the explosive power of '60s rock as she lamented how the concert biz is now outpricing itself: "The audience was more than half the story (then). I don't want to even know what it's like to be in a concert audience where everyone is willing or able to pay $1,000 a pop. That's not the big fun I grew up on, the extraordinary connection and commonality of a live show, hearts beating together, bodies swaying in time, cheering as one."
How about the back cover endorsement of Matt Taibbi's "The Great Derangement:
A Terrifying True Story of War, Politics & Religion at the Twilight of the American Empire" (Spiegel & Grau, 2008)? It comes from Janeane Garofalo: "Where other mainstream news sources fail, Matt Taibbi madly embraces his role as an honest political observer/writer/citizen in a democracy. I would also like to take this opportunity to ask for Matt's hand in marriage."