Stephen Colbert asks the "failing" New York Times executive editor about when Trump came calling

On Monday’s Late Show, Stephen Colbert asked New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet if noted Times critic and foot-stamping baby-man Donald Trump has ever called him personally to complain about the paper’s coverage. “Yes,” responded Baquet succinctly, before admonishing the curious Colbert, “But I’m not going to…

Weird Al wrote a pretty gouda cheese-based crossword puzzle for The New York Times

Bumping himself up a little further from “some-math” to “polymath” this week, beloved parody songster “Weird Al” Yankovic has now added “New York Times crossword puzzle constructor” to his numerous list of titles. Working with the paper’s Eric Berlin and Will Shortz, Yankovic just became the paper’s latest celebrity…

New York Times finally gets around to writing an obituary for Sylvia Plath, 14 other historic women

Today, in honor of International Women’s Day, The New York Times dedicated a substantial number of column inches to an area in which their publication has been lacking: Obituaries for women. As the new interactive feature notes, the Times has published thousands of obits since the paper’s founding in 1851 and “the…

More New York Times corrections should be about the economic troubles of Snake People

Corrections on a news article are rarely ever fun; considering that they’re admissions that someone—probably multiple someones—fucked up on the way to bringing a piece to readers’ eyes, they typically try to walk the line between terse and apologetic. But not always; sometimes a mistake is so weird, or so delightful,…

Vice responds to an in-depth New York Times report into its alleged culture of widespread sexual harassment

The New York Times released the latest in an ongoing series of reports about sexual harassment in the American media today, this time targeting the culture at punk-rock news outlet turned Disney-partnering production giant Vice. The profile—which involved interviews with more than 100 Vice employees, past and…

Nobody seems happy to meet The New York Times' polite Midwestern Nazi

The New York Times briefly switched its motto to “All The News That’s Fit To Piss People Off” today, earning widespread ire for a profile on an Ohio white supremacist that seemed more happy to praise his good manners than condemn his hateful rhetoric. Responses to “In America’s Heartland, the Nazi Sympathizer Next…

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The New York Times assembles an omnibus of Trump’s presidential lies

Here’s a handy read for anybody who likes to bum themselves out on a Friday evening: The New York Times has taken every lie and falsehood told by President Donald Trump since he took office back in January, and assembled them all in one place. You’ll presumably be shocked to learn that the resulting document ends up…

The New York Times’ Georgia coverage is trying to give us 2016 election flashbacks

Just as we’re all slowly starting to heal from the events of November 7, 2016—the election itself, mind you, not the ongoing damage from its results—The New York Times is working to drag us back down into a world of charts, meters, and quasi-reliable predictive models. Just a few hours ago, the paper launched its live…

New York Times subscriptions are rising faster than they have since 2011

Proving that President Donald Trump really can stimulate business—as long as it’s the business of calling him out as a dangerous, would-be totalitarian—The New York Times has apparently registered its highest uptick in subscriptions in several years. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Times’ recent growth stands…