Tag Archives: Studio 360

Round Midnight at the Global Worldwide Headquarters (God Bless Linda Ronstadt Edition)

In 1967 the hardyearning staff, like any red-blooded American male, had a knee-buckling crush on Linda Ronstadt. Exhibit All-You-Need-to-Know:     And it just got crushier from there. So it was bittersweet the other week to hear Kurt Andersen’s Studio 360 … Continue reading

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When a Nation Forgets Its Own Clichés . . .

. . . well that’s just sad. As you splendid readers might – or might not – recall, the hardworking staff has diligently recorded mangled phrases in the media over the past few years. All too often, what once were familiar … Continue reading

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Corrections o’ the Day (NYT Kurt Andersen Edition)

From Tuesday’s New York Times Corrections  Let’s start small: FRONT PAGE The Letter From Paris article on Sept. 21 about the efforts of Kristen Beddard, an American, to introduce kale to the French misstated the size of the house of Hermione Boehrer, … Continue reading

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Why I’d Like To Read ‘Moby-Dick’ Again

Happily, I’ve read Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick twice in my life – once in college (Xavier University, Class of ’71) and once on a trip to Nantucket four years later, during which I walked contemplatively down a grassy strip of road and … Continue reading

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