New York Times

March 06, 2004

The Saturday New York Times

Is it just me, or is Saturday typically the day when The New York Times publishes some of its best stuff? Today, I thought, wasn't a fantastic day for the NYT, but the paper did publish this interesting article on the Turkish historian Taner Akcam (the first Turkish historian to publicly use the word "genocide" to describe his country's early 20th-century treatment of the Armenians); I'd be delighted if more newspapers published articles on people and issues in academia. What's more, the Saturday Times op-ed page often publishes interesting articles that aren't "serious" enough for the weekly paper. I preferred last Saturday's essay by Sylvain Chomet (of Triplets of Belleville fame), but this column on how Nancy Drew mysteries have been revised for a new era isn't bad. Articles like these almost make up for silly David Brooks op-ed pieces...

Posted by Ed at March 6, 2004 03:48 PM

ITA. The Saturday Arts & Ideas rocks.

Posted by: JX at March 8, 2004 09:29 AM

Thanks for linking the Akcam article -- I'd missed it, and it's extremely interesting (and heartening).

Posted by: language hat at March 8, 2004 06:45 PM
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