n+1=0 Gary Shapiro of the NY Sun covers the launch party for a new magazine described by one of its founders as being “like Partisan Review, except not dead…That’s all I’ve got for you.” The twice-yearly n+1 (link?) (a mathmatical title that invokes “a series that doesn’t come to an end), the magazine is described by Shapiro as having, “reached back to an earlier era for a kind of mid-century seriousness and style, saying, in effect, ‘why settle for Harry Connick Jr. when one can have Sinatra?'”


“It’s time to say what you mean,” one page says, abjuring the contemporary fascination with irony and confession….The magazine may herald a rebirth not unlike the BAM neighborhood in which the party was held, amid a newly vibrant Brooklyn cultural district.

Or not.