Pick up a cheap copy of the SI Hemingway issue atebay. (More options here.)
In “Short of Glorious,” Kelly Jane Torrance tracks the disappearance of the short story from the slicks. Since Torrance’s article appeared, even The Atlantic has bailed on the practice of including short fiction in each issue (and failed without warning to send subscribers a copy of the new dedicated fiction issue; I’m still pissed about that).
Bill Keller dresses down the Book Review for publishing Richard Posner’s “tenditious and cynical” “review” of media criticism. (You may recall that there was some nail-spitting going on around here the day after the Posner piece appeared.)