Tag Archives: The New Yorker

Pope Brody Issues an Encyclical

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Like the Pope issuing a bull, New Yorker film critic Richard Brody has declared Louis CK’s I LOVE YOU, DADDY to be a “disgusting movie that should never have been acquired for distribution in the first place.” … Continue reading

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Juxtaposin’: Wisdom Literature

Blowhard, Esq. writes: In the New Yorker, Richard Brody writes: Of course, “Wonder Woman” is a superhero movie, and it fulfills the heroic and mythic demands of that genre, but it’s also an entry in the genre of wisdom literature that shares … Continue reading

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Feature Writing House Style, Cont.

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Way back here, PR had some fun with the New Yorker’s style when it comes to article ledes, which he summarized thusly: On a date that’s peculiarly specific, and in a sentence that uses more commas than … Continue reading

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House Style at The New Yorker

Paleo Retiree writes: Take a look at the following first-lines-of-articles-from-The-New-Yorker and tell me if you’re as struck by certain patterns and similarities as I’ve been. “In 2004, Carolina Izquierdo, an anthropologist at the University of California, Los Angeles, spent several … Continue reading

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