A small note. Jon Rauch’s excellent new essay on the tipping point for marriage equality appeared in American Review. It was titled “A Gay Awakening” and featured a wedding cake with Batman and Robin on top of it. But back in the day at TNR, we did one better. A superb review-essay by Paul Berman was put on the cover and I asked the legendary Chip Kidd if he’d design the image. The title? “The Gay Awakening.” The cover?
1993 – twenty years before the American Review’s unintended homage.
Sometimes I forget just how out there I was two decades ago. I put it down to youth and inexperience.