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September 2, 2006

Lee Siegel Feels the Wrath

Modern Art Notes' economic impact?

Does MAN have an economic impact on anything? I don't think so. But apparently Lee Siegel thinks that MAN can have an impact on his bank account: "[M]aybe you'd want to suggest to your readers that they not buy my forthcoming book of essays? [I]t would help sales," Siegel writes.

Happy to help. I officially suggest that you don't buy Lee Siegel's forthcoming book of essays. I haven't read the book, but I've read enough Siegel to know that reading his book would be a waste of my time. While Siegel may not be Peter Schjeldahl or anything, we don't wish financial hardship on anyone so we're only too happy to fulfill Siegel's request. If you want to further support Siegel, read his blog.

Possibly quite devastating:

An Apology to Our Readers

... Lee Siegel's blog will no longer be published by TNR, and he has been suspended from writing for the magazine.

(The real story here. Update: Kriston Capps notes: "The decision to oust Siegel was made, apparently, before it was revealed that he played sock puppet for his own blog.")

Have a nice weekend.


You cannot fully understand Twombly's art unless you know that he got gay with Bob Rauschenberg in New York in the fifties. Just don't tell Mrs. Twombly.


Why all the schadenfreude? I'll tell you why all the schadenfreude...

"Lee Siegel Feels the Wrath"
Posted by Dan at 04:45 PM


Referenced in this post:

Ezra Klein: Coda on Siegel
Falling upwards: essays in defense of the imagination—Lee Siegel
Grammar.police: Advantage: Blogofascists
Iconoduel: The Queer Eye of that Slate Guy Revisited
Iconoduel: The Queer Eye of that Slate Guy: Deep Cuts
Modern Art Notes: Examining economic impact
Modern Art Notes: Something about Cy Twombly being gay
New Republic: An Apology to Our Readers
New Republic: Siegel on Culture