Wholphin

McSweeneys' media empire continues to expand, this time into the world of moving pictures with the launch of Wholphin, a quarterly DVD magazine. Named after the offspring of a Whale and a Dolphin, the premiere issue's bold-type lineup includes an Al Gore profile by Spike Jones, Miranda July and Miguel Arteta's pre-You And Me and Everyone We Know short, called Are You the Favorite Person …

826NYC Fashion Show and Benefit

McSweeney's, the youthful bi-coastal publishing house, is one of the more prolific enterprises out there, having put out dozens of books, a quarterly journal, and monthly magazine The Believer, all within the last few years. Not the least of their accomplishments is the non-profit 826 program that originated in their San Francisco space and offers writing workshops and tutoring for grade school-age kids. 826 has …

So Yesterday

So Yesterday. It’s an adventure mystery about a teenage cool hunter who stumbles upon the most amazing sneakers ever. Needless to say, I was skeptical. I finally got around to reading it (cover to cover in flight from San Francisco to New York) earlier this week and was pleasantly surprised. Westerfeld’s witty yet simple writing weaves a fun story with a bit of cool hunting …