She’s a source of widespread frustration and anxiety who is demoralizing, uncaring, morale-draining, and very unpopular. He demands excellence and relevance.
She is difficult to work with, unreasonable, impossible, stubborn. He has a strong vision and insists on seeing it carried out.
She is AWOL and disengaged. He attended Sundance and SXSW.
She is not a naturally charismatic person, not approachable, tough as nails. He is direct.
She is brusque, blunt, and dismissive. He does not like to waste time.
She is uncaring, unable to march forward or provide reassurance, and doesn’t make people feel good. He is not your mommy.
She is condescending. He is the boss.
Pretty much. Via annfriedman.
Nora Ephron, as recalled by her son, Jacob Bernstein, in a heartbreaking piece about his mother’s final days in this week’s Times magazine
First world problems. But still.
This is the kind of Bushmaster .223 assault rifle that was used to murder 20 children and 6 adults in Sandy Hook this week. It is also the same kind of assault rifle used in the DC sniper shootings, the recent shooting in Colorado, and by troops in Afghanistan. In Connecticut, each victim was hit more than once — and the medical examiner told the Times that the wounds were “all over, all over.” There is no reason that anybody needs a weapon of this caliber for anything but warfare.
Perhaps Gail Collins put it best:
“Every country has a sizable contingent of mentally ill citizens. We’re the one that gives them the technological power to play God.”
March 13, 1993: a powerful snowstorm with the “heart of a blizzard and the soul of a hurricane” rammed the East Coast, spawning tornadoes and 6-foot snowdrifts, killing 33 people and cutting power to 2.5 million homes. A week later, this photo, showing a woman struggling against the elements on 14th Street, appeared with a blurb about the reeling insurance industry, which struggled to cover the billions of dollars of recent storm damage. Photo: Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times
An army of mannequins stacked up in a warehouse in Long Island, 1970. From the @nytimes photo morgue. #photography #archives #nyc #mannequins (Taken with Instagram)
So begins the lead of this New York Times piece, about the gender discrimination lawsuit shaking Silicon Valley. Kind of an odd way to start a piece about sexism, no?
This is an unfortunate headline, but this story makes me melt.
It’s simply called “the morgue.” It is a cramped basement annex, stacked high with metal filing cabinets, full of three-fourths of a million pounds of old newspaper clippings and photos, going back 160 years. Welcome to the most extensive archives repository of the most respected newspaper in the world. Also read the written feature.
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Pretty proud of this one. Long live the Morgue!
July 21, 1993. “Where Sharks Face Off With Gentler Souls,” read the headline on an article published that month about the New York Aquarium in Coney Island. “This is a bargain for those in search of the deeper perspective,” wrote the reporter, who traveled there with his son. Or maybe just a scare: “If you were to mix one drop of blood with a hundred million drops of salt water,” he noted, “a shark could detect that drop of blood as far as a quarter mile away.” Photo: Andrea Mohin/The New York Times