Stubborn Little Bubbles of Care

I read a must-read article today about Israel’s oldest newspaper giving its journalists a day off and asking 31 of its nations top authors and poets to write the articles and reports in their sted.

The result, apparently, was a beautiful mashup of literary news. Here are some quick clips taken directly from the article; I insist that you go read the full thing.

Stock Market: Dow Jones traded steadily and closed with 8,761 points, Nasdaq added 0.9% to a level of 1,860 points…. The guy from theshakshuka [an Israeli egg-and-tomato dish] shop raised his prices again.

Weather: Summer is the pencil/that is least sharp/in the seasons’ pencil case.

TV Guide: I didn’t watch TV yesterday.

Investigative Reporting: I lay in bed and thought wondrously how, amid the alienation and indifference of the harsh Israeli reality, such islands — stubborn little bubbles of care, tenderness and humanity — still exist.

Does anyone know where I can get my hands on an English-language version of that specific paper? It would be amazing to read something like that in an American paper. Imagine having every article written by a famous American author. Every article, every clip would have the potential of being a work of art.