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Jimmy Faillon – Sorry, Fallon – Gives Murky Mark a Free Pass

Marked Mark Wahlberg, who has to be wishing he never sought a pardon for his entirely racist past, turned up on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night to promote his new movie, The Gambler. And hit the jackpot – … Continue reading

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When a Nation Forgets Its Own Clichés . . .

. . . well, that’s just sad. The hardworking staff has plied the differently clichéd beat for quite some time now, but this week we had our first twofer: A pair of mangled phrases in the course of one day. Begin with this piece from … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging ‘The Best British TV Spots’ at the ICA

Well the Missus and I trundled down to Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art last night to catch the museum’s showing of the 2014 British Arrows Awards and say, it was . . . brilliant! The Brits have long produced smart, engaging … Continue reading

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Editorial Cartoonists Think Alike About Eric Garner Decision

In the wake of the New York grand jury’s decision not to indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the choking death of Eric Garner, the hardworking staff noted similar treatment by two editorial cartoonists. Dan Wasserman, Boston Globe:     Bill Bramhall, New … Continue reading

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Civilians Who Run Full-Page Ads in the New York Times (Carole L. Haber Edition)

The hardworking staff has no idea who paid for this ad in yesterday’s New York Times, but it’s awfully sweet.     From her WestportNow obituary: In 1975, she played a key role in the founding of the talent agency, … Continue reading

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Round Midnight at the Global Worldwide Headquarters (Bob Dylan’s ‘4th Time Around’ Edition)

In the hardworking staff’s desk drawer is a 5 1/2″ x 4″ x 2 1/4″ black wood box with a ceramic top (crafted in 1970 by our great friend Margaret Ahlrichs – hey! we have all these friends in common!) featuring a black-and-white profile … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging ‘The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife’ at Lyric Stage

Well the Missus and I trundled downtown yesterday to catch the Lyric Stage production of The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife by Charles Busch and, say, it was . . . meshugge. From the website: A middle-aged Upper-West-Side doctor’s wife is … Continue reading

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Quote o’ the Day (Kentucky Bourbon Edition)

The hardworking staff never cribs its quotidian quotes from the New York Times, but for once we’ll make an exception. From Saturday’s edition:     The A1 source: Budget Problems? Kentucky and Elsewhere Find Answer in Bottle LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. — … Continue reading

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Time Inc. Has Branded-Video ‘Lightbulb’ Go Off

Chalk up another hostage to stealth marketing: the debut of Entertainment Weakly. Adweek reports that Time Inc. has launched EW Lightbulb, “an interview series featuring conversations with today’s leading creators about how they work and where they find inspiration.” This … Continue reading

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Quote o’ the Day (Nipple Ring Edition)

There’s nothing quite like the New York Times Style section. Exhibit Umpteen (from yesterday’s edition): Erica M. Blumenthal’s Browsing column.     Margot’s story (real name Caitlin Moe) about What She’s Wearing Now:     Nipple Ring Index: Two. Seriously? … Continue reading

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