The best writers at the New York Times.
The best writers at the New York Times.
Media criticism.
July 25 2006 7:05 PM

The Best Writers at the New York Times

They write better by writing shorter.

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You think so, punk? I dare you to write a more accurate and more entertaining capsule than the Times did for Truly, Madly, Deeply: "A kind of British Ghost. Gooey, faddy, weepy." Send your best 20 words to (E-mail may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.)


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