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Celebrity Head Transplants (Katie Couric Edition)

First in a series from our Wait, What? desk The hardwrinkling staff gets the whole cosmetic surgery thing, especially for those in the media spotlight. But sometimes you get the (non-Botox) feeling that the makeovers have gone too far. Exhibit A: … Continue reading

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Airbnb’s Cuba Libre: Room and Coke?

Now that America and Cuba are on speaking terms again, it’s only natural that U.S. businesses get down to business, Havana-style. An early entrant is Airbnb, which ran this ad in yesterday’s New York Times:     Aircba is all the … Continue reading

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Mickey D and the Big Town Dailies

From our It Doesn’t Ad Up desk So, go figure. Fast-food giant McDonald’s announced on Wednesday that it will hike wages and benefits for employees at the stores it owns. McDonald’s then trumpeted that change with a full-page ad in … Continue reading

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Stones Snub Hub in Upcoming Tour

Hey, Boston: The Rolling Stones got no expectation . . . to pass . . . through here . . . again. From the Associated Press (tip o’ the pixel to Politico Playbook): Rolling Stones announce North American stadium tour LOS … Continue reading

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Say Hello to the New Shoefie!

From our Fear for the Republic desk This is an example of the traditional (that is, for all of a year) shoefie.     But there’s good news for the Me, Myselfie, and I set! A whole new definition of shoefie from … Continue reading

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Wait-What? The Entire New York Daily News Is Worth Less Than Its Newsstand Price?

It’s no secret that New York Daily News owner Mort Zuckerman is desperate to unload his Big Town money pit tabloid, but this is ridiculous (via Capital Playbook): “Cablevision’s Dolan to bid $1 for Daily News: sources,” by Post’s Keith J. … Continue reading

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Just Call Him Mike Hucksterbee

Former Arkansas governor and current GOP presidential wannabe Mike Huckabee never met a quack product he wasn’t willing to sell (and we’re not even counting his old Fox News panderama). Start with his shilling for a dubious diabetes treatment.     … Continue reading

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The Tale of the the Girlfriend, the Jewish Boyfriend, and the Dog

Maybe it’s just us, but the hardworking staff is starting to see a pattern emerging here. Start with the ubiquitous Lena Dunham’s current piece in The New Yorker. Dog or Jewish Boyfriend? A Quiz Do the following statements refer to … Continue reading

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NYT’s John F. Burns Writes Into the Sunset

From our Late to the Going-Away Party desk Yesterday’s New York Times featured the swan song of the storied John F. Burns, appropriately on Page One. On Second Try, A Kingly Burial For Richard III LEICESTER, England — For an English … Continue reading

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The Redoubtable Joseph Epstein Likes Xavier University!

As the splendid readers of our Two-Daily Town kissin’ cousin know, the hardworking staff is a proud alum of Xavier University, whose basketball team took a Brody  in the NCAA West Regional semifinal. But all is not lost! The Musketeers … Continue reading

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