jul 29

Best Magazine Story Ever

Kevin Kelly asked me "What is your favorite magazine story of all time?" for this awesome list. It is exactly the kind of question that I should have an answer to, but don't. What's missing?


I'm sure someone did a profile of Katy Perry somewhere, right?

posted by Gabe at 10:40 AM on July 29, 2010

About half a dozen Rolling Stone articles came to mind, but what that really tells me is that I haven't read any magazines for about 15 or 20 years. (Probably not coincidentally, about exactly as long as I've been on the Internet)

posted by CRZ at 12:52 PM on July 29, 2010

The one from Wired about the Cougar Ace and this one from McSweeney's about Dungeon and Dragons.

posted by Guy at 3:37 PM on July 29, 2010

Unlike most lists, it's a really good one. Seems like practically everything DFW published in a magazine is on it. "Shipping Out" is my favorite and in my opinion one of the best essays there is.

The only omission that comes to mind is "Radioactive Boy Scout" by Ken Silverstein (Harper's, 1998)

And of course Stephen Glass's psychic helpline article. Can that count? Fake tales or not, that kid could write.

posted by adm at 10:17 PM on July 29, 2010

Federer As Religious Experience by the New York Times. I like it.:)

posted by sean at 4:22 AM on July 31, 2010

I don't believe it's possible to have a triple major in philosophy, sociology and some other half-assed subject, and also be pre-med. Pre-med students take the hard sciences. Someone is faking more of his resume.

posted by Abe at 1:29 PM on August 9, 2010

Haha. I was in school for 6.5 years. That might help you understand. I took something like 180 credits. I also had a minor in Art History. Should I scan in my transcripts?

posted by Rex at 2:27 PM on August 9, 2010

How about every article in sports illustrated body-paint issues?

posted by Mr. Diamond at 8:14 AM on August 19, 2010

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