Troubadork

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“Weird Al” Yankovic has a new album out, and his new video “White and Nerdy” is a big hit over on YouTube. For those of you who are “Weird Al” fans, there’s an excellent essay over at Slate that’s well worth your time. For those of you who aren’t “Weird Al” fans, the aforementioned article […]

Awareness dawns on Byron Calame

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At the bottom of a column designed to discourage scrutiny by starting out with the New York Times perfume critic, public editor Byron Calame drops a stunner: Since the job of public editor requires me to probe and question the published work and wisdom of Times journalists, there’s a special responsibility for me to acknowledge […]