Your lovely and talented Gakwer crew has a new member joining up next week. As a lad in Mystic, CT, Alex Carnevale dreamed of one day getting his MFA in fiction writing from The New School. Well, he did that last year. He’s over here now. Alex is the founder of the arts and culture blog This Recording, so it’s fitting that he’ll be covering the high culture beat starting Monday. We’re gonna have high culture! Alex notes that he’s also a fan of “the lowest of the low.” Why am I introducing him? Well, he’s covering for me this weekend, because I’m giving up my weekend duties for a while.

Ian Spiegelman, Gawker

I can think of no one better suited to reading the Sunday NYT Magazine so I don’t have to.