Thursday, July 1, 2010

One less reason to read the New York Times

Olivia Judson is taking what is supposed to be a year's sabbatical from her column at the New York Times. You can't really begrudge her the time off; she's certainly earned it. Still it makes me nervous. Sabbaticals have a way of turning into permanent departures and that's not hit the paper can take. For a long time now, Judson has been the designated outlier, balancing out a tremendous amount of mediocrity.

We've lost Judson's subtle and entertaining insights into evolution. We're left with John Tierney asking if your dog is really sincere.

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