One of the cafes I like here in Copenhagen is Atelier September which is near the King's Garden. It has a lovely long table and marble benches in the window, a heap of mis-matched chairs, very nice granola and the lattes come in a kind of small bowl, each piece of ceramic different and beautiful. I like holding a coffee with two hands.
They also, importantly, have a selection of back issues of The New Yorker. There are design books too, but it's the New Yorkers I am drawn to. Last week I read a very well done short story about the daughter of a social worker, and a funny, overdone fake-profile of a playwright from a 2016 copy.
Today I read this He Said / She Said from the May 2017 issue by Michael Shulman. It's brief, just a few moments to get through but SUCH a delight - I loved the idea of taking on the greats, taking them further. And especially knowing when to ask the greats. I can't tell you how many pages of Toril Moi I've underlined and quoted in my time (Sexual / Textual Politics: Feminist Literary Theory was a core text for my thesis). And Elaine Showalter? Toward a Feminist Poetics forever! An absolute hero. So of course I died when he has them along to the theatre; 'Carol! We're in the program!' Showalter said.