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« Reply #2040 on: January 03, 2019, 02:36:07 pm »

I just read the review of Aaron Sorkin's To Kill a Mockingbird (Dec. 24 & 31). The review is accompanied by a drawing that's supposed to be Jeff Daniels as Atticus Finch, but I think it looks more like David McCallum.
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« Reply #2041 on: January 09, 2019, 10:44:11 pm »

William Finnegan's surfing article (Dec. 17) is too long by half, and he uses language that's comprehensible only to other surfers, which I think is a bad idea in a magazine with general interest readers.
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« Reply #2042 on: January 14, 2019, 04:21:37 pm »

I found Patrick Radden Keefe's Jan.7 article about Mark Burnett, and Burnett's relationship to the Fake President, appalling, enthralling, and enlightening.
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« Reply #2043 on: January 14, 2019, 05:23:12 pm »

Yes, John posted the article in its entirety here, just a few posts down.
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« Reply #2044 on: January 14, 2019, 09:52:27 pm »

Yes, John posted the article in its entirety here, just a few posts down.

Yes, I saw that, and I wondered if posting it violated some copyright or fair use provision (sorry, John), but I didn't say anything.
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« Reply #2045 on: January 14, 2019, 11:22:14 pm »

Yes, I saw that, and I wondered if posting it violated some copyright or fair use provision.

Not really.

Reprinting part of an article (with credit and ideally a link) is fine, and reprinting all of it probably isn't a big deal if you credit the author and publication. If the New Yorker or the writer (whichever owns the rights) saw it on BetterMost and wanted it taken down, we'd have to do it. But I doubt they'd consider it a big deal under the circumstances -- John credited the author and publication and it's available for free online (albeit on a New Yorker page, which would have ads and get clicks that could help sell space to advertisers, which I guess would be the only possible issues -- they'd lose the clicks from the four or five people who would read it here instead of there).

Jeff probably won't see this, but FWIW for anyone else who's interested.


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« Reply #2046 on: Yesterday at 10:26:14 am »

I had my bedside-table New Yorker open to Malcolm Gladwell's piece about marijuana and was all ready to read it until I ran across a thread on Twitter pointing out serious flaws in it. The guy on Twitter, a science journalist, had covered the same issues for ProPublica and had used some of the same research. He pointed to places where Gladwell had cherry-picked data or misrepresented conclusions from the research. He posted screenshots of Gladwell's sentences next to shots of the research paper, so it was pretty persuasive.

How disappointing, because I've always liked Malcolm Gladwell, and have learned a lot from reading his articles and a couple of his books. I realize in recent years he's come to be seen as kind of a hack who manipulates data to support points he wants to make. The opinions were always sort of vague as far as I knew, but this really spelled it out.


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