A perfect article about sports mascots

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On Sunday, the New York Times Magazine published Max Rubin’s feature about the most influential man in the world of sports mascots, Dave Raymond, the original creator of the Phillie Phanantic. It’s the Platonic ideal of a feature article, filled with vivid detail and humor. If you’re writing features — or just about anything — … Continued

The sublime prose of Molly Young in the New York Times Magazine

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The best way to skewer bullshit is to hold it in contrast with vivid reality. This is the trick Molly Young pulled off in the New York Times Magazine, delicately needling the health potions industry without a single nasty word. I am in awe. The piece is called “How Amanda Chantal Bacon Perfected the Celebrity Wellness … Continued