Book Review: 'Might Magazine Presents: Shiny Adidas Tracksuits and the Death of Camp'
It’s a shame the four-year-old Might magazine folded last year, since this delightfully quirky anthology of articles from the publication packs such a punch. A thinking person’s Swing magazine, Might published youngish writers, both upstarts and luminaries, including David Foster Wallace. From David Eggers’ earnest yet hilarious objection to the use of the F-word as a verb, to Ted Rall’s ”College Is for Suckers” (filled with statistics that prove it), these are thoughtful and wide-ranging essays interspersed with a few stretched-thin diatribes about Caesar salads and Häagen-Dazs. Shiny Adidas both captures the voice of a generation and tramples the notion of generational univocality. B+