Chris Bray on Chris Matthews, our Issue 26 release party in Cambridge next week, and more

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Hi guys and gourds,

Thanks so much to everyone who came out during the fall book tour, which spent this past week on the west coast and wrapped up today in Santa Barbara. If you missed it, there's a video of our Seattle event with John Summers, Thomas Frank, and Rick Perlstein.

And if you happen to be in the Cambridge/Boston area next week, come by our Issue 26 release party on Thursday. The new issue will be up online shortly after that, and we're very excited. It's called "Sickness and Pelf," and it's a barn-burner.

Speaking of which, this week on The Baffler online we featured Chris Bray's take-down from issue 25, called "Tip and Gip Sip and Quip: The politics of never." Bray writes, "Chris Matthews is so heroically gifted at pumping out raw bilge that you would think the rest of the D.C. press corps could just retire and let the one roaring apparatus fill up all the cable TV shows and all the op-ed pages and all the clickbaitable lists on all the politics websites you look at every day but wish you didn't. Identify the most obvious political idea in any given context, and then imagine the most obvious image you could use to illustra—nope, too late, Chris Matthews already got there." Enjoy!

With all due respect,
The Baffler

Tip and Gip Sip and Quip: The politics of never by Chris Bray (no. 25)
If you couldn't be there, check out the video of this week's Seattle stop of the Baffler book tour, featuring John Summers, Thomas Frank, and Rick Perlstein.
How to Ease the Burden of the 1 Percent by Katya G. Cohen on the Baffler blog
Cotton Tenants: Three Families, by James Agee and Walker Evans, published by Baffler Books and Melville House, is now out in paperback!
Join us in Cambridge next Thursday night for our Issue 26 release party, featuring George Scialabba, Gary Greenberg, and a showing of the new film Rocks in my Pockets.
Subscribe now, in time for the upcoming release of Issue 26, "Sickness and Pelf"!
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