Magazine taxomony alert: Introducing “Specialized Specialty magazines.” This apparently is a new sub-species of magazine that has been “tagged” (I guess I could say “bagged”) by my friend, Samir Husni, Mr. Magazine, king of all magazine quotes and chair of the journalism department at Ole Miss:
I am not kidding. Samir Husni is my friend. A couple of Fridays ago, I e-mailed him and asked if I could come talk with him about an esoteric (existential?) magazine topic. He said sure, when? That weekend, I drove four hours to Oxford, Miss. and Samir and I had a conversation that reminded me once more that all those clever quotes reporters constantly attribute to him are not rehearsed. Profundity wrapped in pithy wit is his natural way of imparting wisdom.