a blog with cultural bulimia.

Sunday, July 25, 2004

i heart NY (Times)

"The tumultuous, polyglot metropolitan environment The Times occupies means 'We're less easily shocked,' and (...) the paper reflects 'a value system that recognizes the power of flexibility.'

(...) Living in New York makes a lot of people think that way, and a lot of people who think that way find their way to New York (me, for one). The Times has chosen to be an unashamed product of the city whose name it bears, a condition magnified by the been-there-done-that irony afflicting too many journalists. Articles containing the word 'postmodern' have appeared in The Times an average of four times a week this year - true fact! - and if that doesn't reflect a Manhattan sensibility, I'm Noam Chomsky."