Monthly Archives: March 2010

Go (Home, Alas), Muskies!

I’m an even prouder alum of Xavier University (although it’s still unlikely I’ll give them any money) after tonight’s knee-buckling, double-overtime loss to Kansas State in the NCAA hoop hootenanny. Damn! Those K-State shooters had ice icewater in their veins, … Continue reading

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It’s Good To Live In A Two-Newspaper Town (con.)

What started out as a low-key-page-one-below-the-fold story in Tuesday’s Boston Globe . . . Brown pauses, then backs Republican repeal effort . . . turned into a high-pitched PAGE ONE SCREAMER in Wednesday’s Boston Herald: The Page 4 piece is a … Continue reading

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Headline o’ the Day™

From Wednesday’s Boston Globe: Exercise remains effective tool in fighting obesity, study finds The Missus: “Ya think?”

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Free The City Hall One!

From our Late to the Party desk: The umpteenth Boston Globe piece (in Sunday’s edition) on Boston City Hall as the ugliest building in town, at least according to local residents. Maybe . . . But wait! Don’t answer yet! … Continue reading

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The Big Town Broadsheet Bakeoff

From a Monday New York Times front-page Business piece headlined, “Wall Street Journal Aims to Win Over The Times’s Local Audience:” In an attempt to eat into The [New York] Times’s mass-market audience and lure away some of its luxury … Continue reading

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Ad o’ the Day®

The great Mariano Rivera for Canali: Is there a classier guy in professional sports? Wethinks not.

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No Apology To Mitt Romney?

From a Sunday Boston Globe piece on former governor Mitt Romney headlined: Romney draws a loyal following as book tour hits Ariz. Fans praise his business-minded take on politics Visual: Good news: Romney is in the midst of a national … Continue reading

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Mullen The Consequences

From the Sunday Boston Globe takedown of Massachusetts Treasury Secretary Tim Cahill: Cahill awarded the lucrative advertising contract for the Massachusetts Lottery, which he controls, to the Boston ad firm Hill Holliday in 2003, despite a staff recommendation that another … Continue reading

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All The News That Fits

Saturday’s New York Times featured not a single full-page ad in its A Section until the last page – a house ad flacking the Times website vs. its Wall Street Journal counterpart. Times ad headline: Looking to reach nearly twice … Continue reading

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NYT’s Marina Abramovic Blushathon

The New York Times apparently can’t get past the nudies at MOMA’s current blockbuster, “Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present.” (Campaign Outsider’s unblushing review here.) But back to the nudies from the Saturday Times Abramovic Watch: Probably the most talked-about … Continue reading

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