Friday, September 01, 2006

A Turn of the Tide?

Business Week today has a kick-rump cover story, by my ex-cellmate Mara Der Hovanesian, on a particularly nasty species of mortgage that is afflicting homeowners.

I hope this represents a reversal from the trend toward softer pieces that has plagued the magazine under its new regime.

Unfortunately, despite this fine piece, the magazine today showed no sign it is cutting back on its menu of "journalism lite" fare. Today it inaugurated a column by a psychoanalyst who "will tackle your questions about how to handle the emotional dynamics of work."

Such as, if one were working at BW, "Dear Doctor: how do I cope with a magazine that seems hell-bent on a march into jello?"

© 2006 Gary Weiss. All rights reserved.


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