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Thursday, August 16, 2012

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

This is what I mean. You drive five, or possibly six, minutes from your home. When you pull up on Amherst Street, only feet from the Sportsmen’s Tavern, that quintessential Buffalo thing awaits: the perfect parking spot. You take it…. Read more

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

I am heading into my last couple of days at The News, after 32 years at the paper and nearly 13 years as editor. On Sept. 4, I start as public editor of the New York Times. In between, there’s… Read more

Monday, August 13, 2012

Talk about good timing. The August 6 issue of the New Yorker magazine featured Ryan Lizza’s profile of Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan, appearing just before Mitt Romney tapped him as his running mate. The story’s standout paragraph: “To envisage what… Read more

Friday, August 3, 2012

Starting with last Saturday’s spectacular front page covering the Olympics opening ceremonies, several Buffalo News page designs have earned national notice over the past week. News Design Director Vincent Chiaramonte and designer Andrea Zagata are largely behind the pages, with… Read more

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

I caught up by phone with Buffalo News Senior Sports Columnist Jerry Sullivan in London today, just after he had interviewed his favorite female athlete — Serena Williams — and made his first visit to the legendary tennis courts at… Read more

Monday, July 30, 2012

The title of science writer Jonah Lehrer’s most recent bestselling book is “Imagine: How Creativity Works.” As it turns out, Lehrer took his own advice. He imagined — fabricated — quotes from Bob Dylan in the book that was published… Read more

Monday, July 30, 2012

Those of us who love Buffalo are sometimes frustrated by how the city is seen by the outside world. We know it’s a great place but it suffers from bad press, most of which centers on a long-ago blizzard and… Read more

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Former Buffalo News columnist and national radio journalist Lauri Githens checks in this morning with the following enthusiastic recommendation: “Springsteen at 62,” by David Remnick. http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012/07/30/120730fa_fact_remnick?currentPage=all The piece by New Yorker editor David Remnick is “easily the most fully-realized portrait… Read more

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Sometimes stories make their way into the paper with very little discussion. A reporter goes out to cover an event, writes it up, it goes through the normal editing process and is published within hours (or, on the web, within… Read more
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