Stories you’ll find in this week’s issue

One day defined the year.

But 2001 will also be remembered for the free fall in ad spending, the loss of agency jobs, the consolidation of everything and everybody, consumers’ quest for simplicity and the usual marketing hijinks.

The year in review
Noreen O’Leary on the economy in 2002.
Debra Goldman on the new consumer psyche.
Barbara Lippert on American culture (and sex).