I like Farhad Manjoo’s writing. Even when I disagree with him, he cuts to the heart of an issue and efficiently dissects it. But part of the reason I read so much Manjoo — especially his thinkier, pop-tech pieces at Slate — is because the headlines on his pieces are often appealingly weird, even freaky. They’re fun without being click-baity.
Having written regularly for Slate’s former business publication, The Big Money, I know Slate headlines are what they are because the editors in the office obsess over them. Meaning, this gentle poking comes from a place of respect and admiration! (H/t Megan McCarthy who suggested taking Manjoo’s headlines and arranging them into verse.)