Tin House, Vol 6 No 2.
We see from this yuppie lit-journal an eagerness to co-opt the real thing. The cover depicts social-revolutionary art with the phrase: "Readers of the World Unite: Twelve Revolutionary New Voices for 2005."
"The Shock of the New" the back cover announces. A glance at the Contributors credits reveals an Editorial Assistant at Paris Review, grads from Vassar, Berkeley, Iowa Writing Workshop, teachers of creative writing, awards and fellowships from Provincetown, Guggenheim, Lannan, Whiting, Chappell, Djerassi, etc etc etc.
There is hardly anything new in any of them. They and their writing are not going to shock anybody-- it's just more of the same. (When plutocrat Rick Moody is on your masthead, you're hardly revolutionary. But go on-- keep debasing language.)
p.s. Inside the issue is a large ad announcing "The Tin House Martini" at esteemed Four Seasons restaurant in New York City. Why do I believe we'll see few revolutionaries there drinking it?