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‘LIFE’ Magazine Lowbrow Culture Chart Explains What the Kardashians and Snuggies of 1949 Were

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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.

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[h/t Laughing Squid]