Thursday, June 5, 2003

Thursday June 5, 2003

Filed under: General — m759 @ 7:11 PM

Regime Change
at the New York Times:

With Honors

Departing New York Times executive editor
Howell Raines:

"Remember, when a great story breaks out,
go like hell."

executive editor
Joseph Lelyveld

Good Will's

From the date "Good Will Hunting" was released:

Friday, December 5, 1997

"Philosophers ponder the idea of identity: what it is to give something a name on Monday and have it respond to that name on Friday."
— Bernard Holland, C12, N.Y. Times, 5/20/96

To: The executive editor, The New York Times

Re: The Front Page/His Girl Friday

Match the speaker with the speech —

The Speech
"The son of a
bitch stole my…"
  The Speaker Frame of Reference
 1. rosebud A. J. Paul Getty The front page, N.Y. Times, Monday, 12/1/97
 2. clock B. Joel Silver Page 126, The New Yorker, 3/21/94
 3. act C. Blanche DuBois The Elysian Fields
 4. waltz D. Bob Geldof People Weekly 12/8/97
 5. temple E. St. Michael Heaven's Gate
 6. watch F. Susanna Moore In the Cut (pbk., Dec. '96) p. 261
 7. line G. Joseph Lelyveld Page A21, The New York Times, 12/1/97
 8. chair H. Kylie Minogue Page 69, People Weekly, 12/8/97
 9. religion I. Carol Gilligan The Garden of Good and Evil
10. wife J. John Travolta "Michael," the movie
11. harp K. Shylock Page 40, N.Y. Review of Books, 12/4/97
12. Oscar L. Stephen King The Shining (pbk., 1997), pp. 316, 317

Postscript of June 5, 2003:

"…while the scientist sees everything that happens
in one point of space, the poet feels everything that happens
in one point of time … all forming an instantaneous
and transparent organism of events…."

Vladimir Nabokov

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