Tag Archives: New York Times

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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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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Correction o’ the Day (NYT Killer Cellphones Edition)

First came this Nick Bilton Disruptions column in Thursday’s New York Times. New Gadgets, New Health Worries In 1946, a new advertising campaign appeared in magazines with a picture of a doctor in a lab coat holding a cigarette and … Continue reading

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Hey! NYC’s MTA Sucks Just Like Boston’s T!

The hardworking staff has long held that the MBTA – Boston’s public (not to be confused with rapid) transit system – is like someone’s hobby. But it’s not just our system that’s the modern-day equivalent of a swayback mare. From Emma G. … Continue reading

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The 13th – and Final – Tommy Ashton Basketball Tournament

My cousin Tommy Ashton was murdered in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. From the landmark New York Times Portraits of Grief: Saddest day ever. Since then, Tommy’s sisters Colleen and Mary have shepherded the Thomas Ashton Foundation, which has an … Continue reading

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Quote o’ the Day (NYT Anonymouse Edition)

The (ab)use of anonymous quotes by the New York Times is closely followed not only by the Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan, but also by former New York Sun managing editor Ira Stoll at his SmarterTimes blog. Neither of them, however, … Continue reading

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More Brutal Treatment of Paul Rudolph’s Architecture

The hardworking staff has previously noted the beleaguered buildings designed by midcentury modernist architect Paul Rudolph, which include two local landmarks: the old Blue Cross Blue Shield building at 133 Federal Street and the Government Service Center. Now comes the … Continue reading

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Tom Mashberg Is Still Trying to Catch a Thief

From our Late to the Search Party desk Former Boston Herald reporter Tom Mashberg has chased the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum art snatch from March of 1990 to, well, three days ago. From Sunday’s New York Times Arts section: Still Missing After … Continue reading

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NYT Op-It Girl Becomes Maureen Dawdle

Six months ago New York Times Op-It Girl Maureen Dowd got a new gig at the Grey Lady. Via Politico’s Dylan Byers: Maureen Dowd joins N.Y. Times Magazine New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd is joining the New York Times … Continue reading

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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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