Cursor-cursed funeral parlors.

“Today’s sorry newsrooms–silent, smokeless, boozeless, cursor-cursed funeral parlors–bear no resemblance to the divine hell-holes that persisted at newspapers and wire services until the mid-1970s. They were seas of grunge and debris…a universe of controlled chaos, suspended in a perpetual stinking fog of cigarette smoke and worse.”

— Diana McLellan, journalist, former gossip columnist, and longtime Washington editor of Washingtonian magazine

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