The Best American Magazine Writing 2015 by Sid HoltThe Best American Magazine Writing 2015 by Sid Holt

The Best American Magazine Writing 2015

EditorSid Holt

Paperback | December 15, 2015

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This year's Best American Magazine Writing features articles on politics, culture, sports, sex, race, celebrity, and more. Selections include Ta-Nehisi Coates's intensely debated "The Case For Reparations" (The Atlantic) and Monica Lewinsky's reflections on the public-humiliation complex and how the rules of the game have (and have not) changed (Vanity Fair). Amanda Hess recounts her chilling encounter with Internet sexual harassment (Pacific Standard) and John Jeremiah Sullivan shares his investigation into one of American music's greatest mysteries (New York Times Magazine).

The anthology also presents Rebecca Traister's acerbic musings on gender politics (The New Republic) and Jerry Saltz's fearless art criticism (New York). James Verini reconstructs an eccentric love affair against the slow deterioration of Afghanistan in the twentieth century (The Atavist); Roger Angell offers affecting yet humorous reflections on life at ninety-three (The New Yorker); Tiffany Stanley recounts her poignant experience caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's (National Journal); and Jonathan Van Meter takes an entertaining look at fashion's obsession with being a social-media somebody (Vogue). Brian Phillips describes his surreal adventures in the world of Japanese ritual and culture (Grantland), and Emily Yoffe reveals the unforeseen casualties in the effort to address the college rape crisis (Slate). The collection concludes with a work of fiction by Donald Antrim, exploring the geography of loss. (The New Yorker).

The American Society of Magazine Editors is the principal organization for magazine journalists in the United States. ASME sponsors the National Magazine Awards in association with the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.Sid Holt is chief executive of the American Society of Magazine Editors and a former editor at Rollin...
Title:The Best American Magazine Writing 2015Format:PaperbackDimensions:480 pagesPublished:December 15, 2015Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231169590

ISBN - 13:9780231169592

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Table of Contents

Introduction, by Evan Ratliff, editor of The AtavistAcknowledgments, by Sid Holt, chief executive, American Society of Magazine EditorsThe Case for Reparations, by Ta-Nehisi CoatesWomen Aren't Welcome Here, by Amanda HessThe College Rape Overcorrection, by Emily YoffeWhen Michael Dunn Compared Himself to a Rape Victim, He Was Following an Old, Racist Script and I Don't Care If You Like It and The Slenderman Stabbing Shows Girls Will Be Girls, Too, by Rebecca TraisterShame and Survival, by Monica LewinskyInside the Iron Closet: What It's Like to Be Gay in Putin's Russia, by Jeff SharletLove and Ruin, by James VeriniThe Ballad of Geeshie and Elvie, by John Jeremiah SullivanThe Truth About Chicago's Crime Rates, by David Bernstein and Noah IsacksonThe Sea of Crises, by Brian PhillipsZombies on the Walls: Why Does So Much New Abstraction Look the Same? and Taking in Jeff Koons, Creator and Destroyer of Worlds and Post-Macho God: Matisse's Cut-Outs Are World-Historically Gorgeous, by Jerry SaltzFollow Me: Kate Upton Leads the Charge of Models Who've Gone Crazy for Social Media, by Jonathan Van MeterJackie's Goodbye, by Tiffany StanleyThis Old Man, by Roger AngellThe Emerald Light in the Air, by Donald AntrimPermissionsList of Contributors

Editorial Reviews

Beginning with Ta-nehisi Coates' brilliant essay on reparations and ending with a poignant New Yorker piece, this collection lets you be in the know without having to scramble through endless material.