Earlier this week, CJR received a nice invitation for a party on the eve of St. Paul’s Republican National Convention from the folks at the Minneapolis-based Utne Reader, or as I like to call it, the Readers’ Digest of the Left.

Tucked inside a (handmade in Rwanda, of recycled materials) elephant-bedecked card is a note offering food, a brewery tour, and plenty of beer.

But given the host, I’m assuming they’ll mostly be serving leftovers from other media parties.

(Just kidding, Utne. We love ya. And we’ll try to make it, unless City Pages wants to treat us to a wine tasting.)

Clint Hendler is the managing editor of Mother Jones, and a former deputy editor of CJR.