8/4/10

Hitchens's Alien

"In whatever kind of a 'race' life may be, I have very abruptly become a finalist."

Christopher Hitchens penned the words above in his latest column, published online today, for September's Vanity Fair. The author's esophageal cancer, it seems, was caught too late for comfort in June. Biopsy results have revealed its unsurprising spread: