Too Much Imagining: A Jonah Lehrer Roundup
Jonah Lehrer has resigned from his staff position at the New Yorker, after Tablet Magazine revealed he had fabricated quotes–from Bob Dylan, no less!–in his bestseller Imagine: How Creativity Works, which since has been pulled from the market. Michael C. Moynihan, the journalist who discovered the deception, was interviewed by the Observer, saying he felt “horrible” watching vitriolic reactions pour in. Previously the book saw critique for its loose science in both The New Republic andThe Millions. Roxane Gay wonders about the media system that allowed Lehrer to get so high up in the stratosphere to enable his fall from grace.
Sorry burrito lovers, in a list of the most important issues covered this year, the potential closing of [local Mexican restaurant] Los wouldn’t even make the top 10.