How to Blog a Firing

Washington CityPaper's excellent Young and Hungry blog has been covering Chef Enzo Fargione’s sacking from the restaurant Teatro Goldoni with the kind of verve and thoughtfulness that is all too rare in the hit-and-run world of online media.

In two bright short posts, both of which are engaging reads whether you live in DC, plan to visit, or will never go there in your life, the author manages to explain why the firing is important and the disputed points swirling around the sacking, and then round up opinion from disparate observers, culminating in a pithy, seemingly dispassionate summary of the whole affair that is eventually even endorsed by the chef. What's the Web good for? Quick hit reporting, sure, but also weaving a clickable, transparent narrative out of many scattered bits of information.

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