Just read the June 2008 issue of the Believer, which to be honest, is a magazine I haven’t picked up in a while. Anyway, it was very good, and I particularly enjoyed the articles Fatima: An Oral History and Kiddie Orientalism. The Fatima article in particular is outstanding, and I’m hoping the magazine will release it fully online so that more can read it. In any event, I’ll definitely be picking up the book (which comes out via McSweeney’s in a few months).
Oh yeah, Mad Hot Ballroom is a great movie.