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Dead Blogging ‘Circus’ at RISD Museum

Well the Missus and I trundled down to Providence yesterday to catch Circus at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum and, say, it was swell. For starters, there was the exhibit itself. The spectacle of the American and European … Continue reading

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What Do You Want the First Line of Your Obituary to Be?

The hardworking staff found itself reading a variety of obituaries of former Vermont U.S. Sen. James Jeffords yesterday, all of which featured similar ledes. Washington Post: James M. Jeffords, the maverick Vermont politician who in 2001 gave Democrats a short-lived majority … Continue reading

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Correction o’ the Day (Bald Eagle Poop Edition)

Correction on today’s New York Times op-ed page: An Op-Ed essay on Monday described bald eagles and ospreys incorrectly. They eat fish, and their poop is white; they do not eat berries and excrete purple feces. (Other birds, like American robins, … Continue reading

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Headline o’ the Day (Uber All Is Edition)

From Valley Wag (tip o’ the pixel to Politico Playbook): People Keep Getting Into Strangers’ Cars Because They Think It’s An Uber Backtrack story: Just because Uber’s motto is “Everyone’s private driver,” doesn’t mean every car is yours for the hailing. … Continue reading

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Time Inc. Writers: Be Advertiser Friendly – Or Else!

The hardtracking staff has noted on numerous occasions Time Inc.’s pimping out its editorial content to advertisers. Now comes Exhibit Umpteen, via Gawker. Time Inc. Rates Writers on How “Beneficial” They Are to Advertisers Time Inc. has fallen on hard … Continue reading

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Ask Dr. Ads: Seriously, Is Tom Steyer Crazy?

[Aditor’s note: As you might – or more likely might not – have noticed, Dr. Ads has been (in)conspicuous by his absence over the past several months. We’d rather not get into the details; let’s just say he’s been under … Continue reading

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NYT Ad/News Vortex (Korean Ferry Disaster Edition)

From our Coincidence Not Irony desk Sunday’s New York Times featured this collision of viewpoints on last April’s South Korean ferry tragedy that took hundreds of young lives. First, this full-page ad on Page 5 (New England Edition).     … Continue reading

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I Just Saw an SUV Repo’d – or Stolen – Next Door (Take 2)

Actually, it was neither. Yesterday I noted that a silver SUV had been hooked up and hauled away from the parking lot next door in a midnight tow truck trawl. I subsequently quizzed two older gents in said parking lot about … Continue reading

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I Just Saw an SUV Repo’d – or Stolen – Next Door

Time: 11:50 pm Friday Night Place: Halfway between Brookline Village and Coolidge Corner Players: Two guys and a blonde with a world-class ponytail. Action: Two tow trucks pull up to a parking lot behind the apartment complex next door. There are … Continue reading

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Benjamin Moore Paints the Olde Towne Boston Red

. . . and Green Monster, Boston Blue, Baseline White and Foul Pole Yellow. From MediaPost’s Out to Launch: NEW! Red Sox Fans, Rejoice. Benjamin Moore Launches Fenway Collection With Colors Like Boston Red Benjamin Moore is the official paint of the … Continue reading

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