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Sunday, March 11, 2007

Dry Manhattan

Amazing to think Prohibition lasted 13 years. The pull-quote in the NY Times review claims that there were 15,000 saloons at the start of Prohibition in 1920 and 32,000 just a few years later. Wow.

This cover strikes me as a little gimmicky, especially viewed next to the excellent photo accompanying the article in the Times:


Unknown said...

There is so much liquid in the cover...I think the irony of "Dry" + wet only works once per cover. As in Augusten Burroughs, Dry.

Anonymous said...

I agree that the top cover is unnecessarily gimmicky. The bottom photograph says it all.