- How one obscure sentence upset the New York Times by Renata Adler. A great and revealing story. My explanation of the Times’s over-the-top hostility to Adler’s book (Gone: The Last Days of The New Yorker) differs from Adler’s. She says it was due to her lack of deference, whereas I suspect currying favor with Charles McGrath, the editor of the New York Times Book Review, was a big part of it. In Gone, Adler criticized McGrath, who was apparently very upset. Gone is the rare critique that combines negativity and deep familiarity. Usually you have one or the other.
- fish oil and joint pain
- life and death consequences of job choices
- one more reason for health care stagnation. Innovations excluded by hospital purchasing groups.
- pickled vegetables and cancer. Alas.
- On the other hand, yogurt linked with lower risk of colon cancer. This study points in the same direction.
Thanks to Dave Lull and Alex Chernavsky.