September 6, 2013
The Way We Wed Now

So, the wedding announcements of The New York Times. Call them what you will — a “mergers and acquisitions" report for the society set, reading fodder for Sunday brunches, a "sports pages for women" — their official name is misleading: They offer much more than simple announcements of weddings. They offer, actually, nothing short of documentation of a changing society. As women’s liberation came along, as society shifted toward a more career-based notion of success, as same-sex relationships gained more and more mass-cultural recognition, the wedding announcements have been there to document all the shifts. The Times, as it were, has been ON IT.
Read more. [Image: Shutterstock/A.KaZak]

The Way We Wed Now

So, the wedding announcements of The New York Times. Call them what you will — a “mergers and acquisitions" report for the society set, reading fodder for Sunday brunches, a "sports pages for women" — their official name is misleading: They offer much more than simple announcements of weddings. They offer, actually, nothing short of documentation of a changing society. As women’s liberation came along, as society shifted toward a more career-based notion of success, as same-sex relationships gained more and more mass-cultural recognition, the wedding announcements have been there to document all the shifts. The Times, as it were, has been ON IT.

Read more. [Image: Shutterstock/A.KaZak]

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    Interesting read. Graphs are cool.
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    The New York Times’s wedding announcements are also data sets. And the information they contain reveals the assumptions...
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    Mergers and acqusitions? Murders and executions!
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