It’s embarrassing to see how Vogue deals with the recession--For the December issue, it sent a writer off to discover the “charms” of Wal-Mart and Target. A similar obtuseness permeates a fashion spread in the January issue, where a model and a child are portrayed on a weekend outing with a Superman figure. Is a ’50s suburban frock emblematic of the mortgage meltdown?"What's Wrong With Vogue?" by Cathy Horyn, Dec 31 2008.