The "Best Of" Curse?

september 27, 2005  06:07 pm
You may have heard by now that Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast on the same day that Gambit Weekly's "Best of New Orleans" issue was scheduled to be delivered. But you probably didn't know that Houston Press' "Best of Houston" was due to go to press this week, but was forced to close early in advance of Hurricane Rita. Mere coincidence? Not according to the members of the editorial committee, who see in these two natural disasters nothing less than God's wrath against special issues and the publishers who demand them.