New York Times headlines that read like Zen koans.

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Nov. 11 2008 12:53 PM

Zen and the Art of New York Times Headline Writing

There's nothing to it, except when there is.

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Headline: "Doing Things You're Not" (Nov. 9)
The gist: A night out with singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur, and a quote from David Letterman on Arthur's band: "I would like to be with those people. I think they're probably doing things I'm not."
Worth a koan? It is and it isn't. Stripped of a subject noun, the headline floats in space, achieving action and not-action, being and not-being.