by: Ron Charles | The Washington Post
The new issue of the Baffler, titled “Venus in Fur” (No. 27), is the left-wing journal’s first issue focused on clothing — from mom jeans to phallic neckties.
But the best essay is a tale about an emperor with no clothes. In “Purple Reign,” Baffler senior editor Chris Lehmann reports on his stint as managing editor of Yahoo News’s news blog — a “Beckett-like simulacrum of a journalism shop.”