Mel Cooper and I are pleased to welcome a new contributor (John Branch) to Don’t Miss It. John brings a rich background to the column: he studied theater and engineering (!) at SMU, and worked at a Dallas daily and at the late, lamented George magazine. Having survived theater and film production, he can currently be found at Vanity Fair and, of course, on Facebook. As a man of parts and opinions, of sly wit and sensibilities, he’s definitely our kind of guy. His page: Cogito:John Branch.