Aunt Mabel Suggests…

Ever notice that the most-emailed list is slanted toward an older demographic? Maybe because only folks over a certain age—like our Aunt Mabel—still use the email tool. Here’s a quick, annotated guide to what grandma and grandpa thought you might be interested in from …

1. No matter how many young adult novelists are up-in-arms over this story, Kristof knows how to phone in summer copy and it makes Auntie Mabel very happy.

2. Welcome home incandescent bulbs! Tom Scocca, you’ll never miss em.

3. Oh. Health care can be reformed, says Friedman.

4. Parker-Pope–two days in a row–about when you should eat.

5. Dowd had a big drop off by recent standards. Last week she hung around for a while, but maybe Mabel finally understood that her column was relevant really only on Saturday.

6. Hey the magazine food story hangs in strong!

7. Bob McNamara obit. Very long.

8. Paul O’Neill weighs in on healthcare and it’s a predictable hit.

9. Roger Cohen says he feels guilty over leaving Iran.

10. Sleeper pick! Week in Review piece on India that pops up on a Tuesday.

Final Tally:
Columnists: 4
Food: 2
Op-Ed Contributors: 1
Health: 1
Magazine: 1
Obit: 1
Foreign Features: 1
Business: 1

(Note: Big scores for food!  We credited the Parker-Pope story as health + food. And we credited the Magazine story food + Magazine).

Overall Tally:
Columnists: 39
Health: 32
Op-Ed contributors: 12
Travel: 10
Food: 10
Money: 7
Obits: 1

Aunt Mabel Suggests…