Seattle’s The Stranger alt-weekly decides to fight fire with fire via their latest cover (and its accompanying article) — a pitch-perfect take-off on Jonathan Franzen‘s Time magazine cover and article. Even the Stranger‘s cover text is exactly the same, except for one thing: “He’s not the richest or most famous. His characters don’t solve mysteries, have magical powers, or live in the future. But in his new novel, Richard Yates, Tao Lin shows us the way we live now.”
Valerie Merians is the co-founder and co-publisher of Melville House.