The new Oxford American, out today, focuses on New Orleans. It was printed pre-Gustav, which really brings home the struggle of a quarterly magazine to stay contemporary. Then again, maybe with all the recent focus on the Gulf Coast more people will pick it up.

I’ve only breezed through it, but I can wholeheartedly recommend picking it up if for no other reason than to read my buddy David Ramsey’s piece on teaching in the Recovery School District and Lil Wayne. It’s a fantastic read, and I’m not saying that out of nepotism.

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Release note from publisher Warwick Sabin below.