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Monthly Archives: August 2013
Boston Globe columnist Shirley Leung filed a piece on Friday that sang the praises of Boston Mayor Tom Menino as Mr. Summer Jobs. Nut graf: Most major American cities abandoned their summer jobs programs after the federal funds that fueled … Continue reading
New York Times ad critic Stuart (Stockholm Syndrome) Elliott gave yet another pass to a stealth marketing campaign, this time in Tuesday’s edition of the paper. A Soft Sell for Air Fresheners, With Joan Rivers in Reality Show Spoofs CAN a frank, … Continue reading
As the hardreading staff noted recently, the local dailies’ foray into Internet radio was bound to create some drama and conflict, even though Boston Herald Radio does talk (mostly to themselves) and RadioBDC does music. I wrote last month: “Be interesting to see if some news/talk … Continue reading
Last night’s U.S. Open featured something truly amazing: American tennis fans rooting against an American tennis player. Specifically, the match between 13th-seeded American John Isner and unseeded Gael Monfils in which the (most certainly drunk) New York crowd was solidly … Continue reading
This is what the Boston Herald lives for. Our feisty local tabloid devotes nearly four full pages to the casino-industrial complex today . . . Read the rest at It’s Good to Live in a Two-Daily Town.
Well the Missus and I trundled down to the Rose Kennedy Greenway yesterday to get a sneak peek at the new Greenway Carousel, and say, it was swell. For starters, it’s just flat out beautiful. Representative sample (via June Wulff’s Boston … Continue reading
In the run-up to the 2013 U.S. Open, the New Yorker ran a major takeout by Lauren Collins on world number one tennis player Novak Djokovic. Nut graf: Djokovic and his family were slow to internalize the codes of tennis, a … Continue reading
The Boston Herald and the Boston Globe do casino-half-full/casino-half-empty in today’s editions. The Globe: The story itself gives a more detailed set of numbers . . . Read the rest at It’s Good to Live in a Two-Daily Town.
From our Late to the Party Favors desk This ad appeared in Sunday’s New York Times: Which got the hardwondering staff to wondering: What’s that all about? Just this (via PRNewswire): REDMOND, Wash., Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Bing launched a free, national … Continue reading
It’s clear by now that former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Elsewhere) will do pretty much anything to grab a piece of the media spotlight. Today it’s this story in the Boston Herald: Scott Brown Twitter pic causes a stir It was a political … Continue reading