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Reporter's Notebook: A novel experience (access required)

By Sam Boykin I’m not what you’d call a strip club kind of guy. But I will say that writing this week’s cover story, If the Shoe Fits, was a lot more fun than reporting on, say, redistricting electoral districts. It’s always refreshing to talk to business people who actually say what’s on their mind rather than execs who offer only PR-friendly blather about synergy and thinking outside the box. Having said that, there were plenty of folks I contacted for this story who didn’t want to comment — including both city officials and strippers. I’m not sure which one is worse, to think so little of what you do for a living that you don’t dare talk about it publically, or to be so constrained by button-downed corporate mandates you don’t dare speak out of turn.

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