Long before New York published its first Approval Matrix, magazine readers were already keen on throwing shade at each other’s tastes. A 1949 issue of LIFE called out the best and worst of art and popular culture, and it’s a better read than ever in 2014. Ballet? Eames chairs? Bach? Highbrow. Westerns? Iceberg lettuce? Comic books? Not so much.
[h/t Laughing Squid]