Author Archives: Campaign Outsider

A Jason Gay Ol’ Time (Boston 2024 Edition)

From our long-running Jason Gay Ol’ Time series The five-ring monte game that Store 2024 ran in Boston this past year has, mercifully, come to an end. And Boston native Jason Gay gave it a proper burial in his Wall Street Journal … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging Beethoven’s Ninth in Copley Square

Well the Missus and I trundled downtown yesterday to catch the Handel + Haydn Society’s performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 at the Boston Globe/WGBH Summer Arts Weekend and, say, it . . . swelled. Thanks to the incomparable Brian O’Donovan and … Continue reading

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Civilians Who Run Full-Page Ads in the New York Times (Michael Steinhardt – Again! – Edition)

The latest in our long-running series Yesterday’s New York Times featured yet another ad from Zionista Michael Steinhardt, whose previous Times ad (along with his various associations – see here and here) we dutifully noted last month. His current foray:     … Continue reading

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The Arts Seen in NYC (The Divine Patti LuPone Edition)

Well the Missus and I trundled down to the Big Town last weekend to catch one thing and another and say, it was swell. First, of course, there was crosstown traffic, which takes roughly 30 minutes to navigate. Official Campaign … Continue reading

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Headline New Network: This One’s Better (WWD Edition)

Second in what we expect will be a long-running series Here’s the cover of the latest edition of WWD.     And here, WWD editors, is what the headline should have been: The Audacity of Haute You’re welcome.

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Headline New Network: This One’s Better

First in what we expect will be a long-running series Boston Globe columnist Scot Lehigh had a smart column on yesterday’s op-ed page.     Except – all due respect, Editorial Page Editor Ellen Clegg – here’s what the headline should have … Continue reading

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See ‘Irving Berlin’ and Never Hear ‘Suppertime’ the Same

As the hardtrundling staff noted the other day, the Missus and I thoroughly enjoyed the excellent Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin production at the Cutler Majestic Theatre. What we derelictly failed to note was Felder’s moving performance of Suppertime, the song Berlin … Continue reading

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The Grey Lady Opens the Kimono (Russian Nesting Ads Edition)

The New York Times, which has gone all in with its native advertising factory T Brand Studio, continues to double up its print and native ads. Earlier this year the Times played footsie with the Weinstein Company in promoting The … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging ‘Irving Berlin’ at the Cutler Majestic

Well the Missus and I trundled downtown to catch Hershey Felder As Irving Berlin at Emerson’s Cutler Majestic Theatre (which really is majestic) and, say, it was . . . Swell! Swell! (Your Ethel Merman impersonation goes here.) Hershey Felder – … Continue reading

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Civilians Who Run Full-Page Ads in the New York Times (Fracking Yoko Ono Edition)

The latest in our long-running series For years Beatles disruptor Yoko Ono has been a habitué of the New York Times advertising pages, and yesterday she added this to her portfolio. Drive Yoko nuts graf: Mandatory website: StopUnconstitutionalPipeline.org. (To be … Continue reading

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