March 5, 2007

Our Sex is the Mass

As a friend of mine likes to point out, over and over again, the New York Times Magazine tends to print "trend pieces" or various other revelations that are more exaggerated strings of anecdotes than actual exposes of anything.
There is one thing of note in the most recent piece, "Campus Exposure," on sex magazines at elite colleges, has a minor, passing reference to Dartmouth.

"Our sex is the Mass, read a piece by a Dartmouth student. You kneel down in the doorway of my chapel..."

That is just goddamn awful prose, and you know it, whoever wrote that. This is (one of many reasons) why we never get prominent name-checks in the media.

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