How Kimye Inspired The New York Times’ Great Lebron Cover via Fast Company.
The front of today’s New York Times Sports section.
New York Times Sports Editor, Joe Sexton, said that he wanted the page to reflect the “striking, profound emptiness” of the election. Which is all sorts of wrong. I turn to baseball to forget about the striking, profound emptiness, not go looking for it.
This place needs an archivist STAT
The Morgue Lives!
It is a cramped basement annex, stacked high with metal filing cabinets, full of three-fourths of a million pounds of old newspaper clippings and photos, going back 160 years.
It’s simply called “the morgue.”
To get here, a reporter must leave the shiny glass tower that is the 40th Street headquarters of the New York Times, walk a half-block down the street, and descend three levels below the sidewalk. There, in a nondescript tower, she will emerge from a dirty elevator, walk past a janitor’s closet, then past a giant, rusted pump contraption with running water, and finally reach a pair of metal doors. There are glue traps with belly-up cockroaches in the corner.
“ It’s like the government’s secret plan to fight inflation.” - A.P.