The Sunday Magazine
April 13, 2010 11:54 AM   Subscribe

The Sunday Magazine - Every Friday, David Friedman (of Ironic Sans) posts the most interesting articles from the New York Times Sunday Magazine from 100 years ago that weekend.

My current favorite is this one, detailing the capture of the international crime gang "The Black Hand."
posted by flatluigi (12 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
Great post. Ironic Sans is consistently great, as are old timey newspapers and their old timey lies.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 12:00 PM on April 13, 2010

Fear of Being Buried Alive is Groundless wins best headline.
posted by swift at 12:04 PM on April 13, 2010 [4 favorites]

This is pretty great!
posted by OmieWise at 12:05 PM on April 13, 2010

swift: Fear of Being Buried Alive is Groundless wins best headline.

You can't know how happy my boyfriend will be to see this in print. Seriously.

Great post too. Thanks.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 12:10 PM on April 13, 2010

Love this! Great post!
posted by zarq at 1:11 PM on April 13, 2010

Did all the pieces begin with interesting premises and transition to fluffy irrelevance back then too?

I kid, I kid. This is neat.
posted by pokermonk at 2:14 PM on April 13, 2010

I love sites that time shift like this. Was Pepys' Diary the first? Or maybe it was The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci?

They're definitely best consumed in a feed reader - it's just lovely getting a bit of really old news mixed in with the new news.
posted by a little headband I put around my throat at 3:08 PM on April 13, 2010

This is fantastic—thanks!

"World’s Biggest Sponge Found In The Bahamas": Musta been a slow week...
posted by languagehat at 5:04 PM on April 13, 2010

The biggest thing I got from reading a metric ton of old newspapers was, yes, op-ed columnists have not changed in the last 140 years.
posted by The Whelk at 5:20 PM on April 13, 2010

80 years is a more interesting unit of time when comparing the present to the past. There's typically a lot of parallels between 80 years and the present, at least according to generation theory. I think hearing about 1930 would resonate better today, similar economic climate, political climate.
posted by stbalbach at 6:04 PM on April 13, 2010

Awesome. Thanks for posting it, and for turning me on to Ironic Sans.
posted by immlass at 6:09 PM on April 13, 2010

Love it! Thanks!
posted by That's Numberwang! at 7:12 PM on April 13, 2010

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