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My favorite stories from the New York Times archive - florafloraflora
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My favorite stories from the New York Times archive
In my last entry I mentioned that the New York Times is having a free access week for the TimesSelect content that is usually subscriber-only. I recommended checking out Paul Krugman's latest editorial. Now I'm going beyond that, with some links to my favorite TimesSelect stories, in rough chronological order from latest to earliest (except for the first one which is my absolute favorite):

"Pursuits": The perfect urban vignette, about young love, and older love.

"Will Play for Food": Harlan Coben puts the smackdab on snacktime.

"The [Northern Forest] canoe trail, which some have compared to the Appalachian Trail, is more closely akin to the Boundary Waters of Minnesota, the Everglades Wilderness Waterway in Florida or the Maine Island Trail for kayakers. As such, it may be the most important thing to happen to the northern eco-tourism trade since the invention of gorp." *droooool*

"George Pelecanos Dreams of Literary and Commercial Success". A profile and review of my favorite mystery writer's best thriller so far.

"A Slight Change In Habits Could Lull You to Sleep". Just what the title says: these solutions will seem like no-brainers once you've read them. Try them before you throw down for the pricey sleep clinic or the CPAP machine.

"THERE is no such thing as a 'Christian politics.' If it is a politics, it cannot be Christian. ... Jesus brought no political message or program."

"The Modern Hunter-Gatherer": Michael Pollan goes hunting.

"Atheism is a European legacy worth fighting for, not least because it creates a safe public space for believers." I may or may not agree, but it's a fascinating argument.

"It's time that most of us learned to stop worrying and love the bursting [real estate] bubble."

I tried logging out and testing these links, and they all worked, although some required a couple of extra clicks. Let me know how it works for you.

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miketroll From: miketroll Date: November 6th, 2006 09:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
I like this passage from the atheism article:

" What, however, about submitting Islam — together with all other religions — to a respectful, but for that reason no less ruthless, critical analysis? This, and only this, is the way to show a true respect for Muslims: to treat them as serious adults responsible for their beliefs."

Quite so! I have no time for the attitude that equates criticism with disrespect, or which regards religion as off limits to rational discussion.

florafloraflora From: florafloraflora Date: November 6th, 2006 09:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
I thought that one would catch your eye, Mike :D
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retc From: retc Date: November 8th, 2006 04:21 pm (UTC) (Link)

They worked

Some interesting stuff in there.
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