Oh, never mind the ins and outs of the diaeresis:
here’s something even more boring.
This year, as last year, the annual New Yorker
Fashion Style Issue has
arrived on newsstands and in mailboxes a week after New York Fashion
Week. It’s perfect-bound – chock full of ads – but it’s a single,
not a double, issue.
And yet it costs $4.99, a dollar more than the usual New Yorker cover price
of $3.99. What’s up with that? Are people so much more likely to want to read
a long article by Larissa MacFarquhar on Diane Von Furstenburg than they are
to want to read a long article by David Remnick on Bill Clinton that they will
happily pay an extra dollar for the ability to read the former rather than the
latter? Most peculiar.