Always seeking the approval of others, especially that of smartypants New Yorkers

Tinsel has made it onto New York magazine’s weekly “Approval Matrix,” in the Nov. 9 issue. If you’ve never seen one of these, well, 1.) where have you been? and 2.) it works like this: Four quadrants on a grid, ranking current popular culture (movies, books, TV, music, people, events) by their brilliance, despicable-ness, and high-browness or low-browness.

I landed solidly in BRILLIANT/LOWBROW. (Michael says: “Lowbrow? Lowbrow?”) Yes, I think that’s exactly right. My exact coordinate actually suggests middlebrow. About all of which I am delighted.



  1. Nance on November 3, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    Look, Hank, it’s a charticle.

  2. Jeremy on November 4, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    I hope you were appropriately tickled that your brow was deemed lower than Mariah Carey’s. It’s a rare honor.

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