Wallace Shawn’s Guilty Pleasure Is the New York Times


I mean, basically I don’t read the New York Times in public because I think it sets a bad example,” the playwright, author, actor, and noted Middle Eastern peace envoy tells Gothamist of the paper, which he refers to as “a fountain of complacency, which washes the bourgeoisie every day.” “I wouldn’t be reading it in here. I’d be carrying it, but if I were eating here by myself, I would not be reading it. I would read The Nation, and secretly I would go and read the New York Times.” [Gothamist]