"I used to care about music, but now I just don't. My iTunes library is just this dog's-breakfast mix that I keep saying I'll fix but never do. It's like Bettye LaVette, a Bing Crosby Christmas album, a little Neil Young, some Ultravox song I've never actually heard, Vivaldi, Helen Reddy's 'Delta Dawn,' and that U2 album Apple forced on us. Ninety-five percent of it I don't like, don't listen to, and don't know why I own."
—Amy Maclin, executive editor

"I'm a published novelist. I have two writing degrees. And there are tons of classic books and authors I just never touched—Catch-22 and The Catcher in the Rye; most of Faulkner, Woolf, James, Lawrence, Wharton, and Eliot, for starters. If I ever claimed to have read this stuff, I was lying. I love literature. But I also really, really like drinking beers and watching six hours of Deadwood."
—Katie Arnold-Ratliff, articles editor

"I'm frugal—some would say cheap—about certain things, often to the point of weirdness. I pluck chicken bones from everyone's dinner plates and save them in a bag in the freezer to make stock. Things other people consider trash, I prize."
—Michelle Shih, director of digital editions and lifestyle

"There are many ways in which I am woefully out of touch with pop culture. I've never seen Star Wars, nor have I seen any sequels or prequels. As far as I'm concerned, Chewbacca is just another Muppet."
Lisa Kogan, writer at large

"Though I realize this makes me a dinosaur, I am hopelessly devoted to my BlackBerry—pixelated pics and all. To be honest, new technology kind of terrifies me."
—Zoe Donaldson, associate editor

"I can be obsessive. I have to wash my feet before I go to bed. I'm so weird about it that my boyfriend recently installed a shower head with a detachable sprayer as a birthday present."
—Elyse Moody, senior associate editor


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