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Monday, Apr 29, 2002

eye for an eye

"The people in the audience, the glosserati of New York publishing, might feel the urge to hate Mr. Remnick for his seemingly effortless stewardship of the industry's literary hope chest. But they are likely to applaud lustily, and even sincerely. His predecessor at The New Yorker, Tina Brown, may have made Eustace Tilley dance, but Mr. Remnick has made the man with the monocle do so without making fans of the old New Yorker grimace."