Tag Archives: nytimes

January 16, 2016
October 22, 2015

The Lonely Death of George Bell

Each year around 50,000 people die in New York, and each year the mortality rate seems to graze a new low, with people living healthier and longer. A great majority of the deceased have relatives and friends who soon learn of their passing and tearfully assemble at their funeral. A reverent death notice appears. Sympathy cards accumulate. When the celebrated die or there is some heart-rending killing of the innocent, the entire city might weep.

A much tinier number die alone in unwatched struggles. No one collects their bodies. No one mourns the conclusion of a life. They are just a name added to the death tables. In the year 2014, George Bell, age 72, was among those names.

A heartbreaking read. No one should have to exit this life without someone by their side.

March 23, 2011

Digital subscription prices visualized

Does The Times really think the mass audience is going to decide their $455/year is better spent on The Times rather than getting 20+ free articles/month from The Times plus The Wall Street Journal ($207/year) plus The Economist ($110/year) plus say The Daily ($39/year) for good measure, and still having ~$100 left over each year?

Puts things into perspective.

September 4, 2010

NY Times on Boardwalk Empire

Screenwriter Terence Winter:

Thank God for HBO. They let you tell intelligent stories in a slow, careful way. You can let them breathe.