Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Creating problems to solve

This is why I don't read fashion magazines. (This weekend I picked up an In Style, which you may have noticed immediately took over my brain.)
Fashion magazines teach readers to cultivate an aesthetic sense. What can one say about Star? Does it have any socially redeeming value?

A lot of the traditional women's magazines are too much work. They are full of how-to service information, and that can feel like homework. It's like how to ace a job interview, organize your desk, make a good impression on a first date, make sure he will call you back, paint your kitchen, not to look needy.

But didn't you yourself promote that how-to-do-everything-better trend at Glamour?

It can make you feel inadequate!
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