Emdashes—Modern Times Between the Lines

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Best of Emdashes: Hit Parade
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After my own heart I: Font & Order, derived from author Grace Dobush’s admiration for and preoccupation with the Law & Order typeface, Friz Quadrata. Thanks to HOW, my home magazine’s sister magazine, for the tip.

If you like Law & Order, by the way, you might just like David Remnick; if you like typography, you might have a Rea Irvin-like font spotting to send me. The world is full of things to uncover, then share with like-minded souls. About those un-like-minded souls—why are you thinking about those people anyway? What good has that ever done you?

After my own heart II: This Week in Milford. To understand, read a few days’ worth of The Comics Curmudgeon. Not that it’s possible to read only a few days of that site, which is far and away my favorite thing on the internet.

After my own heart III, possibly, if I knew what it was: this mysterious magazine writing blog. The mysterious creator has
ingeniously combined Joan Didion and the Gideon Bible, which seems like as good an idea as any.

Let those who say I have a narrow-niche subject take note! Later: Then there’s Behind the Approval Matrix, which decodes the New York magazine feature for the curious. I sometimes wish I got fewer references like that, actually, but I’m always tickled by it. (Thanks to the indispensable Manhattan User’s Guide for that one.)

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