Wow. I'm just really getting no sleep. Not good, you know? I was up until about 3 AM again last night transcribing the Gothamist Interview that will run on Thursday, and I still have more editing on the one that will run tomorrow. Oh, and how about the fact that Friday's interview, as of now, doesn't actually exist. Ooops.
But today is a little chat with David Haskell. Does David qualify as a wunderkind? Maybe. At 25 years old, he's manager to start and edit his own magazine: Topic. And I don't mean some 20 page fanzine photocopied and stapled at Kinko's. No, an actual magazine that gets distributed through professional channels, has real subscriptions and can even be found on newsstands. Topic is nine issues in, and hopefully it will continue for a while. It's a great idea which seems to find the middle between what people would normally distinguish a magazine from a journal: each issue focuses on one specific "topic," and all the pieces focus on various looks at that one subject. Family, War, Prison, Food ... these are just a few of the topics which Topic has already tackled.
Once again, the vast majority of the work on this one was done by Lily. (The opposite will be true for the next two days.) So David and I haven't really talked. I hope to remedy that because I have a few ideas ... depending on the topic, of course.