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auferstehen
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auferstehen
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...or Rany Jazayerli, or Keith Law, or Jonah Keri, or Gary Huckabay, or even Derek Zumsteg. People whose writing is distinguished by its quality as least as much as by its insight. Of course I've been saying this for years, and will keep doing so until my final subscription expires 2/28.

Jan 25, 2010 9:13 PM on Juice
 
auferstehen
(1705)
Comment rating: 1

On the one hand, I could not agree more with the above comment. I will not be renewing my subscription when it expires -- and I've been around since very close to the beginning -- because this year has been the tipping point where I fail to click on a significant majority of articles as I don't expect to enjoy what I read, from a prose style perspective. Every year I complain about it in the subscriber surveys, and every year a Zumsteg/Law/Silver/Jazayerli vanishes and a couple of -- well, no need to name names -- take their place with reams of "information" with virtually no "writing". On the other hand, I suppose you tipped your hand when you called it "Prospectus Idol". Singing ability, or in this case writing ability, was obviously not going to be the sole -- or even a primary -- criterion.

Jul 08, 2009 8:53 PM on How Good Is It?
 
auferstehen
(1705)
Comment rating: 4

Not a fan of the format of this article. >>Why they might be better than this: The good prospects might be *really* good; the marginal ones might pan out. >>Why they might be worse: The good prospects might not be as good as you think, and no one else steps forward. Well, gee.