Friday, December 30, 2011
Addendum to Best of 2011
I love magazines, and every year read lots of good essays and articles in magazines that I don't make note of and (because I have the memory of a 61-year-old) cannot remember specifics about when I do my "Best of" post. This year, I want to recommend two recent David Brooks' columns from the NYT, in which he highlights some of the best magazine essays of the year. The two columns can be found at http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/20/opinion/brooks-the-sidney-awards-part-i.html and http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/23/opinion/brooks-the-sidney-awards-part-ii.html. I am working my way through the essays right now and, while I expect to disagree with Brooks on some of his selections (I certainly disagree with him on plenty of other things), I join him in celebrating long-form journalism. Let's not let great magazines die in 2012!