Arts When Good Writers Go Bad
posted by September 12 at 13:41 PMon
It’s been a jarring week for me, in regard to favorite writers.
First there was Graduation, on which my beloved Kanye West rhymes “Gnarls Barkley” with—wait for it—”Charles Barkley.”
Then The New Yorker published this poem by my even more beloved Joni Mitchell.
What next, Gore Vidal writing the season opener of According to Jim?
(Regarding the failures of Kanye and Joni: I shall now go listen to Late Registration and For the Roses to put these stumbles in perspective.)