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NYTimes Bathwater Massacree

I don’t know what Hugo Lindgren has in mind for /The New York Times Magazine/ but I’m not filled with any optimism at the removal of “On Lamguage” and of the columns by Virginia Heffernan and Randy Cohen. These have been my steady companions for years, columns I knew would reward even if the features left me flat.

I don’t follow the news biz closely enough to know the scuttlebutt about what is planned to replace these cornerstones of a successful (from the perspective of a satisfied reader) weekly magazine. Surely, /surely/ there is some exciting innovation which justifies this zero tolerance approach rather than a gradual move, replacing these treasures one at a time. Otherwise this will be remembered as one of the most significant blunders of the early twenty first century media.

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