Monthly Archives: December 2010

Free The Daniel Chester French One!

The artist who sculpted the Minuteman statue in Concord, Mass., and the statue of Abraham Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington is losing the Stockbridge Smackdown to America’s Imagemaker. Friday’s Wall Street Journal A-Hed headline: It’s a Norman Rockwell … Continue reading

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You’re On Deadspin? You’re Dead, Period.

Headline o’ the Week, via Deadspin: This May Or May Not Be Rex Ryan’s Wife Making Foot-Fetish Videos (UPDATE) Relevant video (one of many truncated versions on YouTube): From Deadspin: There’s a celebrity in the foot-fetish world who posts videos … Continue reading

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WSJ Wants Not Neutrality

The Wall Street Journal’s campaign against net neutrality started in earnest last April with a question from op-ed columnist Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.: End of the Net Neut Fetish? Hooray. We live in a nation of laws and elected leaders, … Continue reading

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Maureen Dowd: Religion Is A Crèche

New York Times Op-It Girl Maureen Dowd doesn’t seem to have much use for religion in spite (because?) of her good Catholic upbringing. When she does talk about matters of faith, it’s often related to her family, as today’s column … Continue reading

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Ads ‘n’ Ends (NYT Edition)

Three from Tuesday’s New York Times: Item: Haley Barbour’s Close Shave? A Weekly Standard profile of Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R-Reconstruction) has the former GOP lobbyist and forever good ol’ boy scrambling to salvage his presidential prospects. Times piece: Discussing … Continue reading

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A Gay Old Time

Jason Gay has always been a good read – from his days as media critic for the New York Observer to his current sports gig at the Wall Street Journal. On Monday, he ran this sporting tribute to totally gone … Continue reading

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Rose Art Museum Rising?

From our Late to the Party desk: This dispatch from CultureGrrl ran last week in ArtsJournal. MeTube: Rose Art Museum (and its former director) in Recovery Mode CultureGrrl visited the Rose and said this, in part: I dropped in, impromptu, … Continue reading

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The Redemption Unit, II

Previously, on The Redemption Unit: There were 4.3 million people collecting $6 billion in SSI at the time, and all those benefits needed to be “redetermined,” a four-syllable word for cut. SSI claimants – every one of them – had … Continue reading

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Hip Hip Replacement!

From Friday’s New York Times: A recently recalled artificial hip made by a unit of Johnson & Johnson, designed to last 15 years or more, is failing worldwide at unusually high rates after just a few years. One of the most … Continue reading

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BaRorschach Obama

Could someone please tell me who ate whose lunch on this week’s tax cut deal – the White House or the GOP? ‘Cause you can’t tell by looking at the chin-strokerati. Left-listing Eric Alterman wrote this in The Daily Beast: … Continue reading

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