Monthly Archives: November 2010

The Boston Globe-Wrapper

Sad to say (and see), the Boston Globe has become a wire-service publication wrapped in local content. Exhibit A: Tuesday’s edition, which featured the usual front-page Globe Staff content (in this case, five pieces): But from there, readers get 15 … Continue reading

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The Wall Street Times

Wall Street Journal, meet the New York Times: “Harry Potter and the Adult Market” WSJ piece: ‘Potter’ Charms Aging Audience “The key to this franchise is 18-34 year olds and their aging process,” says Dan Fellman, president of domestic distribution … Continue reading

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Obituary Lede o’ the Week (pat. pending)

From Monday’s New York Times: Lawrencia Bembenek, ‘Bambi’ in Murder Case, Dies at 52 Lawrencia Bembenek, a former Playboy bunny and Milwaukee police officer whose conviction for the murder of her husband’s ex-wife and audacious escape from prison became tabloid … Continue reading

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My Florida Recount Memory

From Sunday’s New York Times: Ten years ago this month, all eyes were on Florida as lawyers, election officials and campaign workers bickered over the hanging chads and dimpled ballots, the suits and countersuits, that would determine whether the next … Continue reading

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Mitt Romney Laundering Money In Alabama?

From Sunday’s New York Times: The fact that Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who is weighing a run for president in 2012, has an active political action committee in Alabama might seem puzzling. It is, after all, not a critical … Continue reading

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The Bristol Stomp

From our Palindrome desk: Official Campaign Outsider Survey®: Is Bristol Palin Being Propped Up On ‘Dancing with the Stars’ By Tea Partiers Or What? Bristol – and Mama Sarah – say, sort of, no. From an Associated Press piece in Saturday’s … Continue reading

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MFA’s Art Of The Americas Wing Boffo In NYT

New York Times art critic Holland Cotter totally hearts the new Art of the Americas Wing at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts. BOSTON — Five years after breaking ground, the new Art of the Americas Wing at the Museum of Fine … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging My Trip To The RMV

The Place: Registry of Motor Vehicles, Watertown Mall The Objective: Renew my driver’s license, which expired four months ago but I didn’t realize (because the RMV no longer sends you a letter saying, “Your driver’s license is about to expire”) … Continue reading

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Barnes & (Not So) Noble

  As most of you (understandably) don’t know, the hardworking staff has been moonlighting for the past two months at another website, namely Sneak ADtack.com. We have two splendid collaborators in this enterprise: Liz White and Jess Kloss. And Jess has … Continue reading

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Howie Carr(less) Fudges 2010 Election Results

The hardflying staff returned to Boston to find another in a series of Howie Carr man-crush pieces about Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown (R-Boston Herald). From Wednesday’s feisty tabloid: Scott Brown may have been a hidden winner in the GOP wipeout … Continue reading

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