Tag Archives: A-Hed

WSJ’s Jason Gay Totally Gets Boston

Among the many joys of reading the Wall Street Journal (A-hed, Arena, Weekend Edition) is columnist Jason Gay. And among his many talents is an uncanny knack for capturing the Boston state of mind. Two recent exhibits. October 21 piece on … Continue reading

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Curses! No More Cursive!!

From our Late to the Party desk First, full disclosure: The hardwriting staff’s penmanship is a total mess, thanks to filling out thousands of Social Security Administration forms in the mid-’70s to get welfare recipients off the hook for overpayments … Continue reading

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Let The Whatever-Billion-Dollar 2016 Rumpus Begin! (Voice-Over Actors Edition)

There were numerous losers in the wake of the 2012 elections: Todd Akin fan fiction websites, Nate Silver short-sellers, Eric Fehrnstrom Limited Edition Etch A Sketches, and etc. But Wednesday’s Wall Street Journal A-Hed just might feature that saddest lot … Continue reading

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No Cheering In The Press Box? Feh!

Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal A-Hed: The Loudest Olympic Fans? The Hardbitten Folks in the Press Box Some Journalists Leave Objectivity at Home When Covering the Games; ‘What Joy!’ LONDON—Minutes after British track-and-field darling Jessica Ennis sped over the finish line … Continue reading

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Why The Wall Street Journal Is Still A Great Newspaper (Buddy Holly’s Glasses Edition)

Rupert Murdoch, Rupert Shmurdoch. Despite all the handwringing when the Prints of Darkness added the Wall Street Journal to his newspaper empire four years ago, the paper has not gone to hell in a handbasket. Some even say it’s better. … Continue reading

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Ballad Of A Boston Marathon Bandit

From our Taking Themselves Too Seriously desk: The Weekend Wall Street Journal’s A-Hed chronicles the world of rogue marathon runners – that is, the great unnumbered. Headline: Fleet of Foot and Blissfully Bold, Freeloaders at the Marathon Wear Fake Bibs—but … Continue reading

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WSJ To Red Sox Nation: You’re An A-Hed!

The Wall Street Journal devotes it A-Hed today to the legions of short-suffering Red Sox fans: With Boston’s Historic Collapse, Red Sox Fans Are Back to Blue After Team Fails to Win Playoff Spot, a City Mourns; ‘Like a Bad … Continue reading

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(Paper) Clip ‘n’ Save This WSJ Piece

Excellent Wall Street Journal A-Hed in Monday’s edition: Mousetraps, Maybe, but Can You Build a Better Paper Clip? U.S. Manufacturers Churn Out Billions Each Year; Hoping a New Model Clicks LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill.—The basic paper clip, a simple twist of steel … Continue reading

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Did NPR & PRI Rip Off WSJ?

It’s not a rhetorical question. It’s a real question. Here’s the Wall Street Journal’s A-Hed on Wednesday: Talking Basketball, in Spanish, Is Definitely No Slam Dunk ‘Donquear’ Would Be Spanglish; Covering the NBA Finals for Latino Fans MIAMI—Broadcasters covering the … Continue reading

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Citibunk

Typically captivating Wall Street Journal A-Hed on Friday: Mystery Writer: Does Citibank’s S. Larson Really Exist? Bank Won’t Confirm Identity of Secretive Signatory; Enigma of Customer Care Lede: SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—Is S. Larson for real? People who use Citibank credit … Continue reading

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