Tag Archives: New York Times

Whatever Happened to ‘The Captain Goes Down with the Ship’?

First there was Francesco Schettino, the idiot captain who literally showboated the Costa Concordia onto some rocks, then fell into a lifeboat before the ship sank. He was the Italian Captain Coward. Now comes the South Korean shipcarnation. From Friday’s Boston Globe … Continue reading

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NYT Also Excels at Boston Marathon Bombings Coverage

As you all undoubtedly know by now, the Boston Globe has won a well-deserved Pulitzer Prize for its Breaking News Reporting of last year’s Marathon bombings. Less noticed locally is the New York Times Feature Photography Pulitzer for Josh Haner’s “moving essay on … Continue reading

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Big Town v. Bean Town (Guggenheim Fellowship Edition)

Every year the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation awards fellowships “to assist research and artistic creation.” And, as is its wont, the Foundation ran a full-page ad in the New York Times to announce its 2014 recipients.       Massachusetts artists, scholars, … Continue reading

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Correction o’ the Day (At Play in the Fields of the Times Edition)

The prolific author Peter Matthiessen died last week and the obituaries came fast and, in some cases, loose. From Wednesday’s New York Times Corrections: FRONT PAGE An obituary in some editions on Sunday and in early editions on Monday about … Continue reading

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NYT – Finally! – Catches Up to Hardworking Staff (Disney World Edition)

Two weeks ago the hardworking staff did a turn on NPR’s Here & Now with the estimable Sacha Pfeiffer, talking about the Extreme Data Mining currently being inflicted on consumers. PFEIFFER: So, John, of course, collecting is becoming so widespread, data collection. … Continue reading

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The Sneak in Review: What’s Brewing in StealthWorld

Once around the park, James, and don’t spare the sources! Native formats will take over digital channels this year, according to J.P. Morgan analysts. That means ads in sheep’s clothing will dominate the digital flock. So let’s call the roll of some … Continue reading

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The NYT Has Officially Lost Its Mind

(Tip o’ the Pixel to the Missus) Yesterday’s New York Times Styles Section totally jumped the shark with this piece about “cosmetic dermatologist” to the stars, Dr. Fredric Brandt. The Man Behind the Face The work of Dr. Fredric Brandt, … Continue reading

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Weird Ad o’ the Day

From Friday’s New York Times, an exceedingly odd ad (in two parts):   Huh? Here’s what the Googletron offers up about the late Elena Gomez and etc. Given that Page 1 is pretty much devoted to legal dustups in the … Continue reading

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Ask Dr. Ads: Truth in Advertising? Really? What Are We, Oxymorons?

Well the Doc opened up the old mailbag today and here’s what poured out. Dear Dr. Ads, So there I was, minding my own business and reading the Sunday New York Times, when I came across this full-page ad from … Continue reading

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Correction o’ the Yesterday (Park Slope Edition)

From Sunday’s New York Times: NEW YORK An article last Sunday about the appointment of Kathryn Garcia as sanitation commissioner misstated, in some editions, the distance Ms. Garcia lives from her mother in Park Slope. She is two blocks away, not two … Continue reading

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