Regular readers of this site know of my dismissive feelings for The Oxford American, a superannuated literary journal published out of the University of Central Arkansas. The “Southern Magazine of Good Writing,” whatever that means, is much-celebrated but rarely read, and for some reason that just really gets on my nerves. It probably gets on yours, too, you just won’t admit it.
And now, thanks to the OA’s redesigned website that launched today, you have an entirely new avenue through which you can not be reading it.
Or, as one of my e-mail correspondents put it this morning, “what everyone needs…a website that no one will read for a magazine that no one reads.” How mean! And also hilarious. Thank you, correspondent, for letting me know that I’m not alone in my inexplicable hatred for this completely unnecessary publication.
UPDATE: The Oxford American’s tiny legion of fans does not like my bad-mouthing of their beloved publication, no they do not. (Hm, that page apparently disappeared off Twitter for some reason. But never fear! I got a screenshot. No wonder I am so hated!):