There! Better, right?
New York's Alright If You Like Saxophones
I don’t know, Choire; I would’ve gone with "less literary and more political." HILARIOUS, RIGHT?
Evan Smith completely destroyed Texas Monthly. What was once a wonderful, albeit provincial, bastion of long journalism on important issues has become nothing more than a platform for opinion pieces on what a north-easterner would mistakenly believe interests Texans. gone are pieces about a failing justice system, small-town corruption, pollution, and the other things the magazine once proudly featured, replaced by pandering pieces about churches, barbecue, white-people Tex-Mex, and chicken fried steaks. So to hell with Evan Smith. Maybe I'll renew my subscription now.
Looking forward to this:
I am utterly unashamed to admit I live for the day my digital TM subscription arrives in my inbox. THINKING OF SWITCHING IT TO PRINT EVEN.
Do you not agree that the magazine is demonstrably worse than it was 10 years ago?
I cannot agree or disagree, as I was not a reader 10 years ago, but I really appreciate the fury with which you opine on the subject so, um, yeah? Yeehaw? Hook 'em horns? (I'm such a yankee.)
Yeah, look, it's tough to grow up a left-leaning journalism student in the middle of Houston, Texas. TM was like monthly proof that there were other people out there who had come from the same background and had graduated to producing quality journalism about all of the things I grew up seeing and hating. So watching it change from that to what it is now — which is a glossy handout advertising lawyers, doctors, and Scottsdale golf trips, with 20-page features on "The Best Guacamole Our White Reporters Found in Central Austin" has been really disappointing.
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