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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?'”

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“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.