February 23, 2004
One of my favorite weekly reads used to be the Ad Report Card on Slate. But that was when Rob Walker was writing the column. Walker has since moved onto bigger and better things writing for the NYTimes Magazine. I'm glad for him, because he's one of the best culture writers out there, but I can't help but be a bit annoyed too because the new ad guy at Slate, Seth Stevenson, is not really that good. Walker's site has an archive of his past Ad Report Card articles if you want a good read, but part of the fun of reading his column was that it tackled current commercials.