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February 22, 2008


Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

* Seth Roberts makes a supersmart point about what makes magazines such a great form. God, I do love a good magazine.

* Jessica Helfand reviews the history of the design of poultry-industry trade magazines. These days, with so many of the mainstream magazines given over to trends, glitz, celebs, and kapow, I often prefer to leaf through trade magazines. They can be a little dowdy, but at least there's usually some substance there.



posted by Michael at February 22, 2008


The Approval Matrix and EW are great, although EW has been slipping a bit over the last couple of years. I listed the following in December...

These are a few of my favorite things...It's the end of the year and here's a list of my (current) favorite things...

1. Ricky Gervais...ipudge, chubby funster...Extras
2. Oregon Pinot Noir
3. Snowshoeing
4. Podcasts: Sound Opinions, Fresh Air, Ted Talks, etc.
5. Steven Pinker: Stuff of Thought
6. Per Petterson: Out Stealing Horses
7. The Trib's Vanessa Chang
8. Finn's
9. Flight of the Conchords
10. The instrumental music looping on The Diving Bell and Butterfly website (Explosions in the Sky)
11. Quad Grande latte at the Bucks
12. Wayne Coyne's piece for NPR's This I Believe: Creating Our Own Happiness
13. Kelly Kapoor (Mindy Kaling) on The Office
14. New York Magazine's "The Approval Matrix"
15. Cornish Pasties from Elizabeth's Bakery and Tea Shop (Mining fast food)

Posted by: Parkite on February 23, 2008 12:43 PM

That's a very cool list.

Posted by: Michael Blowhard on February 23, 2008 11:12 PM

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