Bifocal 1: Rolling Stone and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

“Beckman, now fifty-six, has been hiding in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where, until recently, he has been serving donuts for seven dollars an hour. A look into his eyes will tell you what you already know: there isn’t a more punishing zero than the sugary naught of a Krispy Kreme Hot Original Glazed. And yet Beckman is emerging, and doing so in one of the worst economic climates of our times.”

Excerpt from “The Disappearance of Ford Beckman” by Michael Paul Mason, The Believer Nov./Dec. 2009: 29-34. Print.

Image: Rolling Stone Issue 1094/1095. December 24, 2009 – January 7, 2010. Cover concept by Chip Kidd; logo type by Jim Parkinson; design by Joseph Hutchinson. Image from Rolling Stone.com

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