The Most Visited Content at The New York Times in 2013

I’ve blogged a few of the selections below, but this is what The New York Times claims were the most visited pieces of content at its site in 2013: 1. How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk: http://nyti.ms/19ACHVs 2. Blasts at Boston Marathon Kill 3 and Injure 100: http://nyti.ms/1dfCCl4 3. 2nd Bombing Suspect Caught After Frenzied Hunt … Continue reading The Most Visited Content at The New York Times in 2013

The New York Times Treatment of Bistro at Villard Michel Richard

Food critic Pete Wells at The New York Times has just come out with a scathing review of the Bistro at Villard Michel Richard, the fancy new restaurant at the newly renovated New York Palace in Midtown Manhattan. It’s worth reading in entirety but these two paragraphs are the best: Think of everything that’s great about fried chicken. Now … Continue reading The New York Times Treatment of Bistro at Villard Michel Richard

How Y’all, Youse, and You Guys Talk: The New York Times Dialect Quiz

This is a very cool interactive quiz you can take on New York Times‘s website to see how your dialect compares to the rest of the United States. There are twenty five questions in all. I answered “I have no word for this” to five questions. This is what my heat map looked like at the … Continue reading How Y’all, Youse, and You Guys Talk: The New York Times Dialect Quiz

The New York Times Reviews The Art of Sleeping Alone

The New York Times reviews Sophie Fontanel’s memoir The Art of Sleeping Alone, and it is filled with wonderful, caustic zingers like this: The first thing to say about “The Art of Sleeping Alone” is that it’s very French. It’s slim, chic and humorless, that is, a sophisticated bagatelle of a volume, filled with detours to exotic locales: … Continue reading The New York Times Reviews The Art of Sleeping Alone

The New York Times Book Review’s 100 Notable Books of 2012

The New York Times Book Review just unveiled their list of 100 notable books of 2012. It’s well worth perusing. Here is their list of the best 2012 fiction/poetry: ALIF THE UNSEEN. By G. Willow Wilson. (Grove, $25.) A young hacker on the run in the Mideast is the protagonist of this imaginative first novel. ALMOST NEVER. By … Continue reading The New York Times Book Review’s 100 Notable Books of 2012

Really? Jerry Seinfeld Writes a Letter to New York Times

Jerry Seinfeld was really upset about Neil Genzlinger’s recent piece about the “R” word. So Seinfeld penned an awesome letter to the editor, calling Neil’s piece “vacuous” and that Neil “crumbled a civilization”: Really, Neil? Really? You’re upset about too many people saying, “Really?”? I mean, really. O.K., fine, when it’s used in scripted media, … Continue reading Really? Jerry Seinfeld Writes a Letter to New York Times

Writing Rules and Advice from the New York Times Features

In this meta post, the writers of New York Times distill the writing advice they’ve offered or featured in various recent columns: Rule 8: Nobody’s Perfect Yes, Times writers and editors do make mistakes and the in-house feature “After Deadline,” which the public can view, too, takes them to task by highlighting and correcting errors … Continue reading Writing Rules and Advice from the New York Times Features

New York Times Staffers Read Every Last Word of Magazines

I am enjoying this series titled “Every Last Word” in The New York Times where staffers are reading different magazines from cover to cover. Here’s the summary from the series’ beginning: Edith Zimmerman learned that if you have something sexy or otherwise interesting to whisper, deliver it into the recipient’s left ear in Cosmopolitan. Hugo Lindgren discovered … Continue reading New York Times Staffers Read Every Last Word of Magazines