Apparently The New Yorker is publishing an issue that features advertisements from just one entity: Target.

That just doesn’t feel right. The ads are elaborate and, I must say, quite arresting. But that doesn’t change the fact that they’re celebrating a store that’s just a few notches down from Wal-Mart.

And there’s something else not quite right about it. I echo one of the comments posted on this page (which features several of the ads): Isn’t it a bit strange for The New Yorker to have an issue featuring artwork in which targets are painted all over New York buildings?

Here’s the New York Times coverage of just how this came about.

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