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NYT’s Alessandra Stanley Just Doesn’t Get ‘House of Cards’

The Netflix cash cow House of Cards is back, to a much bruited review by New York Times television critic Alessandra Stanley. ‘House of Cards’ Season 3: More Policy Than Chicanery “House of Cards” began as a fun-house-mirror reflection of … Continue reading

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Burying the Lede (NYT Cherry King Edition)

First in what we expect will be a long series This piece by Vivian Yee ran in Thursday’s New York Times.     Except . . . Here’s the headline that appeared in the New England (and early?) edition: Marijuana … Continue reading

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Stupidest. Fashion. Ad. Ever.

From Sunday’s New York Times Styles section.     For the literati-impaired, that’s 80-year-old Joan Didion, a minor 20th Century American author best known for her collection of essays Slouching Towards Bethlehem. Several questions for the fine folks at Céline: 1) … Continue reading

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Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show: What the-!

Well the Missus and I watched the doggies at the 139th Westminster Kennel Club Show the past two nights and say, it was swell. But we never expected it to be. For starters, we couldn’t stand half of the seven finalists. … Continue reading

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Ban the Museum Selfie Shtick!

William Grimes’s front-page piece in Sunday’s New York Times pinpoints one of the great tragedies of our times. Museum Rules: Talk Softly, and Carry No Selfie Stick In a famous lab trial, a chimp named Sultan put two interlocking sticks … Continue reading

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White House Historical Association Spanks Hardworking Staff

As you splendid readers might remember, yesterday the hardworking staff posted the first of what we hope will be an ongoing series: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Ads in the New York Times. It read, in part: The New York Times is … Continue reading

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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Ads in the New York Times

First in what we hope will be a long-running series The New York Times is repository for all manner of inexplicable advertising (see our Civilians Who Run Full-Page Ads in the New York Times series for representative samples), so the … Continue reading

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How Many Millennials Actually Watch Jon Stewart?

Conventional wisdom holds that Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show on Viacom’s Comedy Central is so valuable because it’s a magnet for millennials, the magic 18-29 demographic that marketers lust after. From yesterday’s Wall Street Journal piece about “growing concerns on Wall Street that … Continue reading

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NYT Gets Drop on Boston Globe Re: Ted K Institute Opening

The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate is about to open in the wake of a family feud that has gone largely unnoted in the news media lately, but was all the rage two years ago. Regardless, yesterday’s New … Continue reading

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Boston ‘Dream’ Doc Thomas Graboys Gets Elegant Farewell

Tom Graboys was someone special. From his sweet Boston Globe sendoff by Bryan Marquard: Dr. Thomas Graboys, 70; cardiologist, writer On hospital rounds Dr. Thomas Graboys listened carefully to a chorus of beating hearts, placing his stethoscope on the warm, damp … Continue reading

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