Well, free access to much of its online archives, anyways.
We know the Times does the Arts pretty well. We know they’re concerned about global warming, and how this new-fangled technology will destroy the written word. They are deeply human and value all things humanistic.
But they can’t destroy the written word more than English departments have in the last fifty years or so, chasing the morsels of Continental Philosophy. And yes, the Times often chases English Departments.
In addition, the Science section sometimes reads like a psychology section, and it’s unpleasant to watch the paper cling to ideas that just don’t hold water, when all it needs is right in front of it, in bustling New York.
Well, it’s free, anyways, and a lot of it is still pretty good.