Cooler Than An Oscar

One fine spring day every year, hundreds of journalists trek to New York City's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel for the National Magazine Awards. The award is the highest honor a magazine can win, and the judges must sift through hundreds of submissions to find 17 winners. That may sound like a lot, but remember, there were some three dozen Oscars handed out this year. And the NMA stabile, in my biased opinion, looks cooler: instead of a naked man holding a sword, the victors receive an Ellie, a replica of an elephant designed by Alexander Calder.

This year's ceremony, which took place last...

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