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Why the Wall Street Journal Is a Great Newspaper (Breakthrough Swimmer Diana Nyad Edition)

From the Weekend Wall Street Journal’s latest Playlist feature: At Sea With Neil Young A long-distance swimmer finds a 1970s anthem to help get her from Havana to Miami Diana Nyad, 66, was the first person to swim from Cuba to … Continue reading

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Why the Wall Street Journal Is a Great Newspaper (‘Deacon Blues’ Edition)

Friday’s Wall Street Journal featured the latest in the paper’s terrific Anatomy  of a Song series: this installment by Marc Myers. ‘They Call Alabama The Crimson Tide’ As midlife-crisis songs go, Steely Dan’s “Deacon Blues” ranks among the most melodic and existential. Recorded … Continue reading

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Why the Wall Street Journal Is a Great Newspaper (Tim Horton Edition)

The media coverage of  the Burger King/Tim Hortons merger rumpus has generally been devoid of one thing: Who the hell is Tim Horton? Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal helpfully provided the answer, compliments of Gerald Eskenazi. The Real Tim Horton Amid the … Continue reading

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Why the Wall Street Journal Is a Great Newspaper (Andrew Marvell Edition)

This weekend’s installment of the Wall Street Journal’s excellent Masterpiece series examines “To His Coy Mistress” (c. 1650s) by Andrew Marvell. First, Marvell’s marvelous poem (via the Poetry Foundation): To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell Had we but world … Continue reading

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Why the Wall Street Journal Is a Great Newspaper (Brazil 2014 Edition)

If you care at all about next week’s World Cup bakeoff in Brazil, you absolutely need to check out Friday’s Wall Street Journal fabulously comprehensive Arena section. Representative sample:     And that’s just the start. The Journal gives the beautiful game … Continue reading

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Why the Wall Street Journal Is a Great Newspaper (‘A Confederacy of Dunces’ Edition)

This weekend’s Wall Street Journal features another winner in its Masterpiece series examining major works of art. The latest installment (by Danny Heitman, a columnist for the Advocate newspaper in Louisiana): The Big Easy Slacker’s Manual As another commencement season … Continue reading

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Why the Wall Street Journal Is a Great Newspaper (Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Edition)

Friday’s Wall Street Journal featured this staggering Page One piece. Tales From Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Life’s Small Moments Loom Large As night fell last Friday in Kuala Lumpur, businessman Philip Wood hurried to gather his bags for a trip … Continue reading

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Why The Wall Street Journal Is A Great Newspaper (‘The Lobotomy Files’ Edition)

Today’s Wall Street Journal features the last in a remarkable three-part series, The Lobotomy Files. From the first installment (Forgotten Soldiers): The U.S. government lobotomized roughly 2,000 mentally ill veterans—and likely hundreds more—during and after World War II, according to … Continue reading

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Why The Wall Street Journal Is A Great Newspaper (Marathon Bombing Edition)

The Weekend Wall Street Journal featured a front-page piece that revealed a very different – and heart-wrenching – side of the Boston Marathon bombing for victims who lost limbs. Struggles of Boston Amputees Mount As Limelight Fades, Some Victims Feel Pressure … Continue reading

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Why The Wall Street Journal Is A Great Newspaper (‘Crisis Plus Five’ Edition)

Friday’s Wall Street Journal debuted Crisis Plus Five, “a series on the fallout from the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.” First installment: For Corporations and Investors, Debt Makes a Comeback Looking back, J. Russell Porter said his company … Continue reading

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