What's wrong with "Snow Fall" projects
The New York Times may have started a trend with its multimedia epic "Snow Fall," but Farhad Manjoo has a contrarian view on Slate. All the visual bells and whistles, Manjoo writes, are distractions from the story and may drive readers away: "Earlier this year I asked folks on Twitter if, despite all the acclaim, anyone had made it all the way through 'Snow Fall.' At least a half-dozen people said they had, and they urged me to read it. But most people hadn’t."