I have received requests for holiday gift ideas from loved ones. Having appreciated the reporting done by the New York Times during the election, I've been considering asking for a digital subscription to the outlet. Can you clarify the advantages of the different subscription types? [more inside]
I subscribe to the NY Times and use their app on my ios 9 device. Lately they've had a randoml auto-playing ad with video and sound either when I open the app or when it refreshes. I work in an environment where I can use a phone to read the news but absolutely cannot suddenly have sound blaring. Will the new ad blocking apps block in-app ads in the Times app? I know I can block in Safari but I use the app to also read the paper on the subway. [more inside]
The Internet appears to have swallowed an almost ten-year old commercial from the NYTimes about its (then new) Weekender subscription service, which included the famous "Saturdays, the word alone makes me happy" comment. It was parodied here by the 92Y Tribeca (RIP) and was then revised by the NY Times. I am, however, looking for the original ad that ran in 2006 (according to this Time article). Was even able to locate the abridged version of the commercial, but can't find the original. MeFi's can you help me save this from the internet rabbit hole?
The NYTimes for iPad app was recently upgraded to v3.5 to match the style of iOS 8. When iOS 7 was released, the New York Times released v3.0 which "broke" several features for me, forcing me to downgrade to v2.x. Can anyone tell me how v3.5 handles "Saved Items?" [more inside]
How can I obtain an image (jpg/gif/pdf) of the first New York Times Best Seller List published on October 12, 1931. I checked timesmachine.nytimes.com which has full-paper scans but it's NYT subscribers only. I checked databases like ProQuest through my library but they only have select articles and not this one.
A couple years back, the New York Times ran a profile of a super-awesome home in Philadelphia. Help me track down the article again? [more inside]
A few days ago the New York Times discontinued the New York Times Front Page podcast. Help me find a replacement. I'm looking for a short (5-10 minutes) podcast that gives a quick overview of the news of the day. [more inside]
After a lifetime of being indifferent toward crossword puzzles, I've been on a real puzzle bender lately. I used the New York Times iPad crossword app today. One thing that stumps me: How do people get times in the two-minute range? [more inside]
Why are there glum photos of stock traders on bad trading days? After all, traders make money on trades, whether the stock goes up or down. [more inside]
What is this weird looking tape-like stuff in the middle of the business section of my New York Times? [more inside]
Until nytimes.com comes up with a family plan, I will not be subscribing. Where can I get my thoughtful, eclectic, comprehensive news mix in one place?
Cost aside, should I swap an iPod Touch + NYTimes app with a Kindle + NYTimes subscription? My iPod Touch is too distracting; a Kindle would be less so. On the other hand, I love the free NYT app. [more inside]
Does this article about Zaha Hadid actually exist? [more inside]
How best to suggest an obituary to the NYTimes? [more inside]
"Later that day, Arthur Mgqweto, a math teacher, strode into the classroom, jauntily wearing a township take on the fedora called a square." A square? [more inside]
What's up with the NY Times trying to install spyware? [more inside]
Is there a way of seeing what the New York Times had on the front page of their website at certain times in the recent past? [more inside]
Why is Megan McArdle so highly regarded? [more inside]
help me find a photo of barack obama looking like a rock star from nytimes.com this morning! [more inside]
Can I buy today's New York Times anywhere in North London? [more inside]
In today's NYTimes House and Home section, there is a picture of a desk table that fits perfectly with a couch. Is there a style or name for this kind of table? Where would I find one? [more inside]
How should I be reading the NYTimes? I subscribed last month and I love it, but I only end up reading about five to ten percent of the paper every week. [more inside]
How do I turn off the dictionary lookup popup thing on nytimes.com? [more inside]
Help me find a NY Times article claiming that the number of kids in cities has increased over the past ten years! [more inside]
Anyone know of a firefox extension/greasemonkey script that would cause all nytimes.com articles to automatically open in the "single page" format. I read the whole paper online, and it's really annoying to have to click the "single page" button for every article that's longer than one page. Alternately, how hard would it be to write such an extension/script?
Sunday New York Times, probably November 27th, an article about urban games, possibly on the front page? [more inside]
How do I get rid of this godforsaken TimesSelect floating ad that appears at nytimes.com? [more inside]
Does the NY Times ever rerun its crossword puzzles? [more inside]
is elvis mitchell doing regular movie reviews in print anywhere now that he's left the new york times? i assume he's still on NPR's weekend edition (which i never listen to), and i've seen him on PBS and (i think) CNN, but i miss the written reviews. my inability to find information on google leads me to believe that he isn't doing print reviews anymore, although it may simply be that he's writing for a publication with no on-line presence. that's okay--i'd probably subscribe to something that carried him regularly.
Why do the most professional news web sites so often - and increasingly often - include bad or wrong links? I'm talking NYT, WP, Daily Telegraph and Google News et al. (For a recent example, click on the Researching the New Joy of Sex highlight in today's Observer and you get this.)