If I don't get up early enough in the morning (and I've been getting up pretty darn early), my cat shreds a New Yorker to wake me. Seriously. What else?
This Sceptical Expat has a great list of what bugs her about TNY. I like especially point number
6) The way so many articles end abruptly. The first couple of times I encountered this I thought it was refreshing. No conclusion, no final aphorism or take home message – OK, not everything lends itself to a neat closing summary. Now I regard it as another smug idiosyncrasy of the house style.
It reminds me of my erstwhile supervisor’s critique of a colleague’s formless research papers: ‘He always says that that’s just how the material is. But that’s how all material is until you find something to say about it.’