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Auction House Bakeoff in NYT!

It’s art auction season in the Big Town, and the Big Houses are having a swell donnybrook in the ad pages of the New York Times. What follows is a representative sample from Sunday’s Grey Lady. Start with Southeby’s.       … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging ‘Awake and Sing!’ at Huntington Theater

Well the Missus and I trundled down to the Huntington Theater last night to catch its new production of Clifford Odets’ Awake and Sing! and say, it was . . . swellish. Let’s start with the blurb the Huntington is using: “Feels … Continue reading

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Best-Dressed President? You’ll Never Guess

From our Tip o’ the Pixel to the Missus desk Now that the 2014 midterm elections are over, we can turn to the really important political issues. To start us off, Racked has helpfully provided a carefree romp through presidential … Continue reading

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Saddest. Headline. Ever. (Alex Rodriguez Edition)

Your humble Made Yankee Fan in Boston has had his ups and downs over the past 40 years, but this just might be the downest. From Thursday’s New York Times:     As Henry II might say, Who will A-Rid me of … Continue reading

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Why Are the News Media Ignoring Evan Falchuk?

Is it just us, or is the Massachusetts news media ignoring at least the subhed from last night’s election results? Try this: Martha Coakley Loses to Evan Falchuk Here’s the final vote tally (via the Boston Globe): What Falchuk has … Continue reading

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Ever Wonder Who the CIA Is Following on Twitter?

We know – you just hope it’s not you. And it’s not. The Central Intelligence Agency is using Twitter to gather intelligence from these 26 feeds: Interesting. Wouldn’t you think the spooks would be following, we dunno, Hamas Global PR maybe? … Continue reading

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When Journalists Rent Out Their B(u)ylines . . .

. . . nothing good can come of it. There’s a growing trend among journalists of co-authoring books with subjects they probably would be better off covering. Exhibit Umpteen, from Sunday’s New York Times.     Rajiv Chandrasekaran is a senior correspondent and … Continue reading

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Quote o’ the Day (Hanlon’s Razor Edition)

From David Skinner’s Weekly Standard review of Steven Pinker’s new book, The Sense of Style. Where Pinker breaks ranks with most enemies of tendentious writing is on the question of motive. He cites Hanlon’s razor—“Never attribute to malice that which … Continue reading

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‘Common Sense’ John Haywood Kind of Lacks It

From our Why Not Just Set Your Money on Fire desk As you splendid readers might (or more likely might not) remember, the hardworking staff has dutifully chronicled the per-ad-ulations of one John Haywood, North Carolina rich guy and erstwhile … Continue reading

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Have a Very Belichick Halloween

From our Why the Wall Street Journal Is a Great Newspaper desk Yesterday’s edition of the Journal included this Geoff Foster piece. Scary Sports Costumes Trick or Treat: Turning This Year’s Low Moments Into Halloween Highlights Any kid can dress … Continue reading

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