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Monthly Archives: June 2012
Former CNN anchor Campbell Brown has had two – count ‘em, two – op-eds in the New York Times in the past month or so. The first ran on May 19 under the headline, “Obama: Stop Condescending to Women.” The … Continue reading
Are We The Only Ones Who Thought The Sunday Boston Globe’s Arts Section Was An Advertising Supplement For Tanglewood?
Check it out for yourself.
The Sunday Boston Globe featured a knockout piece in its Business sction on the Mitt Romney-Michael Milken connection. The story behind Romney and the junk bond king Deal with Michael Milken in the late ’80s transformed Bain Capital and the … Continue reading
Two days ago the hardworking staff asserted that Saturday’s Boston Herald (“Yesterday’s News Tomorrow”) contained no mention of Friday night’s Jerry Sandusky verdict. But then it occurred to the hardthinking staff: Maybe the Sandusky story ran in the Herald’s Sports … Continue reading
On Wednesday Pedro Martinez will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Sports Museum of New England. Today Boston Globe sportswriter Julian Benbow provided a warmup: ACE AND KING Martinez dominated hitters and enraptured Fenway fans Part of the dominating part: … Continue reading
From our Six Feet Under desk: Coincidentally or not, the New York Times has run two pieces in the past few days about the racial divide in the burial business. From Friday’s Times: Racial Tensions Flare Anew in a Texas … Continue reading
Well the Missus and I trundled out to the deCordova Museum in Lincoln to catch Gary Webb: Mr. Jeans and here’s some of what we saw: And these: I’m not smart enough to understand any of Webb’s work (although the … Continue reading
Here’s what hit the hardworking staff’s front steps today. Boston Globe page 1: Boston Herald page 1: (Both via the Newseum’s Today’s Front Pages.) Given that the hardworking staff is one of the 17 home subscribers the Herald has, our … Continue reading
. . . it looks sort of idiotic. The hardworking staff can’t help but notice that what once were familiar American phrases have become, well, unfamiliar. Some recent examples: • Democratic strategist on CNN describing Mitt Romney’s Latino problem thanks … Continue reading
Despite all the hoopla in D.C. about protecting consumer online privacy, there’s this from the Wall Street Journal: Online Tracking Ramps Up Popularity of User-Tailored Advertising Fuels Data Gathering on Browsing Habits Online tracking on 50 of the most-visited websites has risen sharply since … Continue reading