The Best Magazine Articles Ever →

Kevin Kelly is compiling a crowd-sourced compendium of great magazine journalism.

My contribution to the list is Hazlitt’s typically acerbic ‘On Common-Place Critics’, from The Examiner, 24th November, 1816.

It’s one of my favourite nuggets of Hazlitt, but I had an ulterior motive in submitting it: the list is, understandably, skewed in favour of post-war US journalism, and I hoped to nudge contributors in different directions. Hasn’t worked, yet–‘On Common-Place Critics’ is still the only piece on the list published prior to 1939–so if you’re an expert in 18th Century periodicals, Little Magazines, fanzines or anglophone publications outwith the US and UK, get in touch with Kevin at the link above.

See also: Quotidiana, Give Me Something to Read, @longreads, @JournoCurator.