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What Do You Want the First Line of Your Obituary to Be?
The hardworking staff found itself reading a variety of obituaries of former Vermont U.S. Sen. James Jeffords yesterday, all of which featured similar ledes. Washington Post: James M. Jeffords, the maverick Vermont politician who in 2001 gave Democrats a short-lived majority … Continue reading
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It’s Good To Live In A Five-Daily Town (R.I.P. Ed Koch Edition)
The New York dailies went all in on the passing of legendary mayor Ed Koch. Page One tributes (all via the Newseum’s Today’s Front Pages). Newsday: Read the rest at It’s Good to Live in a Five-Daily Town (the latest … Continue reading
Dear NYT: That’s It? That’s The Sendoff You Give The Great Malcolm Browne?
From yesterday’s New York Times (page B11): Malcolm W. Browne, 81, Pulitzer Winner Malcolm W. Browne, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter whose four-decade career included covering the Vietnam War — and taking one of the most memorable photos of the conflict … Continue reading
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Quote o’ the Day (R.I.P. Helen Gurley Brown Edition)
From Helen Gurley Brown’s front-page obit in Tuesday’s New York Times: Helen Gurley Brown, Who Gave ‘Single Girl’ a Life in Full, Dies at 90 Helen Gurley Brown, who as the author of “Sex and the Single Girl” shocked early-1960s … Continue reading
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