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Siegel to BPP: 'Your Cupcake Is an Island Refuge'

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This week the Bryant Park Project is proud to host the amazing Lee Siegel, a senior editor of the New Republic and author of Against the Machine: Being Human in the Age of the Electronic Mob.

The New York Times calls Siegel a "swaggeringly abrasive cultural critic" and says his skinny little book about the Internet is the work of an observer who's "impressively tough, cogent and furious."

Someone (another someone, not me, no, no, no) thought it would be a good idea to have him spend this week taking a look at us. And son of gun, Siegel likes our cupcakes — at least that's his opinion of our blog and Twitter efforts on day one. Stop by tomorrow for day two with the good doctor.

Bonus:
Lee Siegel on today's BPP
The post about the spy satellite