Alison Garwood Jones

“Kids today don’t know shit” — George Lois

Originally published in October 2011 in Blog

Whenever anyone coos about the “Golden Age of Journalism” this is what they’re talking about:   And this:   And these:   Not this:   And and I worked for Elle, God love’em. But if you had to choose between This                             […]

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Roger Sterling-isms

Originally published in March 2011 in Blog

This sketch is by Andrew Hull and the saying is from  Sterling’s Gold: Wit & Wisdom of an Ad Man, which I picked up on Sunday  at Type Books.

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Fiction and human nature

Originally published in January 2010 in Blog

There’s a reason why Shakespeare feels completely fresh the further we move away from his time, and why the spine is cracked on almost every page of a book by Alice Munro and Philip Roth, at least in my collection. I don’t see that sort of wear and tear on the covers of my Erich […]

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