Non-profit Harper’s magazine’s editor Lewis Lapham chain smokes Parliament Lights and whines about the state of magazines in today’s SF Chronicle.


“With the experience I had as a judge of the National Magazine Awards, you’d think a lot of these magazines are post-literate,” he said. “It is troubling.”

Lapham also laments that half the students in a writing course he taught at a Yale were, “by my definition, illiterate.” I wonder if they could read the warning label on the side of Parliament Lights.