Tag Archives: New York Times

Catching Sight Of The Phoney Gulp In The Wild

As part of a blitz of blogging yesterday, David Berman ordained what he calls “the phoney gulp” as “the new worst move in journalism.” Pulling examples from Vanity Fair, The Stranger, and HTMLGiant, DCB decried the modern tendency for some … Continue reading

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Top Of The Minimalist Ladder Of Success

At the New York Times ArtsBeat blog, Dwight Garner asks for recommendations of classic “minimalist” music videos from MTV’s hey day. Though it doesn’t quite fit the definition of minimalist that Garner offers — “a concert clip, or even a … Continue reading

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Obama May Need To Emulate Bush’s 2004 Mistake

Matt Yglesias dings the nascent Obama re-election campaign today for the idea, delivered via New York Times’ political editor Richard Stevenson, that a clever 2012 plan would be to follow the essence of George W. Bush’s successful 2004 re-election strategy. … Continue reading

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A New York Times Juxtaposition

The New York Times’ Matt Bai on Steve Jobs yesterday: After all, if you wanted to really get a picture of how the national culture has evolved in the last few decades, particularly in the urban areas that drive economic … Continue reading

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2011: The Year The New York Times Broke My Mind

In the New York Times on Friday, Marc Spitz made quite the declaration, claiming that Generation X was finally getting the rock documentary it deserved with the DVD release of a movie from the nineties: EVERY generation gets the rock … Continue reading

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Cape Cod Diversion

Apologies to the masses of accidental readers, but I’ve already broken one of my promises to myself regarding this blog. It has been my intent, at least while I got the groove of regular blogging going, that I would write … Continue reading

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