Your Sunday 'Times' Timesaver Guide

balk · 04/20/07 01:28PM

It's going to be a warm and sunny weekend, which is a good thing considering that you're not going to be indoors reading the Sunday New York Times. If the Big Three sections (Arts, Books, Mag) are any indication, you'll quickly scan the sports scores and then head out to the park for some ultimate frisbee or whatever. So now we will helpfully describe to you, rapid-fire, what you'll be skipping over so you can sound all smart next week. You're welcome!

Atul Gawande Explains The Writing Process In Exquisitely Accurate Detail

balk · 04/03/07 12:53PM

Today's Times offers a profile of Atul Gawande, surgeon and New Yorker contributor, which coincides with the arrival of his second essay collection, Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance. Gawande—in spite of the fact that he listens to The Killers—is clearly a genius (he's got the MacArthur grant to prove it). But how did he get his start as a writer?