Of Headlines and (Oven) Feet

So, strictly speaking, the following is not the best of headlines. It’s unclear; it’s rather absurd; and, ultimately, it begs more questions than it answers.

And yet, despite all that: “Ovens on Feet Beckon Germans to Bratwurst”—a New York Times treatment of the Berlin phenomenon that is roving sausage-grillers—deserves some kind of special place in the annals of headline-writing. Rock on, Times copy staff.

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Megan Garber is an assistant editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University. She was formerly a CJR staff writer.