In the Independent Press Awards published in the Utne Reader's January/February 2007 issue, The Wilson Quarterly wins the "General Excellence: magazines" award. Utne hails WQ's "deeply researched, mind-expanding work over the past year," calls the magazine "decidedly accessible," and praises it for "reliably challenging its readers to think outside the dogmatic lines that have been laid down (and electrified) around almost every interesting issue of the day. (For evidence, see the pro-video game essay "Playing with Our Heads," reprinted from WQ.)"
That essay is a slightly abridged version of "Playing With Our Minds," my essay in The Wilson Quarterly's Autumn 2006 issue. It's available online under the headline "Are Video Games Evil?" But head to your local newsstand and pick up a hard copy of the Utne Reader for $4.99.