It is just so good. So good, in fact, that it threatens to be a CGI—a Completely Good Issue, from GOAT to reviews (I’ll leave out the Caption Contest since there’s an element of randomness and bafflement to that)—and there’s been more than one CGI in the past few months. What’s more, there’s a pleasing plethora of women contributors to this issue, and between Elizabeth Kolbert’s transcendent picture-book review (with a kicker that will squeeze your heart like a fistful of Play-Doh) and Margaret Talbot’s Bratz story, there appears to be some kind of writerly celebration going on. A gleeful Munchkin song on the departure of the Wicked Witch of the West? Whatever it is, it’s music to my ears. All that’s missing is Nancy Franklin—as the DJ says in Valley Girl, “Like, come back soon, y’know?”
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