In print and publication
It's not every day that a scathing restaurant review gets more than 16,000 shares, but then again, NYT's Pete Wells is not just any critic. "Remember when the NYT took out Guy Fieri's eatery with questions? They just slashed Javelina with sarcasm," summarizes CNBC's Elisabeth Cordova. "Is there anyone in journalism better at utterly destroying the object of a review than Pete Wells? I vote no," posits Ben Berkowitz, also at CNBC. "Everyone will pass this around and there are too many good lines to share so you might as well just read it now," recommends Tasting Table's Jamie Feldmar. "This review is masterful shade," concludes Leeanne Griffin of the Hartford Courant. To sum, as Quanta's Michael Moyer puts it, "If you love brutal restaurant reviews, ★★★★."
Elsewhere in media, buyouts are afoot at the Wall Street Journal. An NPR journalist raced a machine to write a story (who do you think won? Place your bets before you click!) Edward Snowden spots some victories, if small so far, from his revelations. Concert pianist James Rhodes has won the right to publish an autobiography on his abuse as a child. And emoji have turned into the "new lingua franca," concludes Wall Street Journal's Joanna Stern.