November 1, 2016
One in a series of posts exhuming the juvenilia and significant objects of HILOBROW’s Josh Glenn.
Back in early 1996 (20 years ago!), I was working for Utne Reader in Minneapolis, trying to get Hermenaut back on track (there was a long hiatus between #10 and #11/12), and writing regularly for a variety of publications including Preview, a pop culture-oriented weekly published by a London newspaper, The Observer. I wrote for Preview about “Americana”: mostly zines, music, TV, and movies. I don’t know if anyone else read it, but my Preview writing did catch the eye of some British commercial semioticians, who gave me my first assignments not long after this.
READ MORE essays by Joshua Glenn, originally published in: THE BAFFLER | BOSTON GLOBE IDEAS | BRAINIAC | CABINET | FEED | HERMENAUT | HILOBROW | HILOBROW: GENERATIONS | HILOBROW: RADIUM AGE SCIENCE FICTION | HILOBROW: SHOCKING BLOCKING | THE IDLER | IO9 | N+1 | NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW | SEMIONAUT | SLATE