Again, we’ve been meaning, for some time, to give the Ho’ blog something of a reboot, and doing more reviews (of chapbooks, poetry, whatever other stuff we like round these parts but don’t actually focus on too much with Hobart proper) has been one of our priorities. Again, we’ll see if we can’t stay more consistent and regular than we’ve been in the past.
First up, I thought I’d look at Grantland. It’s a week old and maybe you’re reading it and maybe you aren’t. Thoughts?
Design I like it. Its clean and simple, aspects I’ve especially been trying to think a lot about lately with websites. Also: I like reading it on my new iPad. That said, the “archived” stuff is kinda wonky and hard to find/navigate, no? Which made finding all this stuff a little tricky, but whatever.
Simmons’ Introduction Solid start. Reading an anecdote or two about the beginnings of Jimmy Kimmel’s show was fun. This: “a quarterly publication we’re doing with McSweeney’s” caught me by surprise, and though I’m not 100% sure, I think I’m excited about it. I’d be more excited if they asked me to write for it. (This goes for Grantland in general. Ignore the fact that I can’t actually write very interestingly about sports. I can compile stuff good though!)