Tag Archives: The Atlantic

Bad News for St. George’s, Rare Good News for St. Paul’s

It’s been all Prep School Reprehensible this year, what with the shameful Senior Salute at St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire and the stunning revelations about The Dark Hallways of Horace Mann chronicled this month in The Atlantic by Caitlin Flanagan. Then came yesterday’s front-page Bella English … Continue reading

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Grey Lady Goes All the Way with Native Ads

As the hardtracking staff has repeatedly noted (see here and here and here just for starters), the New York Times is up to its neck in native advertising. (Our personal favorite is the Russian nesting ads – a Times print … Continue reading

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Hey, Marty Walsh: Hire THIS Guy to Fix City Hall Plaza

Since roughly 1969, one question has vexed every Boston mayor: What the hell to do with City Hall Plaza? And the answer that has routinely come back: Damned if we know. Regardless, the latest chapter of this ongoing saga is unfolding at … Continue reading

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The Atlantic Says Bay State (Hearts) Charlie Baker

Snow kidding: The current issue of The Atlantic features this piece by Molly Ball. The Bluest Republican Why staunchly Democratic Massachusetts loves its new GOP governor “Mark Wahlberg is asking me for a pardon?,” Charlie Baker said as he folded … Continue reading

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St. Ignatius Loyola Is Twee? Whee!

Back in the day, the hardworking staff (Class of ’63) attended St. Ignatius Loyola grammar school on 84th between Park and Madison. At the time St. Iggy, as we called him, looked something like this:     But nowadays, he … Continue reading

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The Pimping Out of Fenway Park

Yesterday the hardtsking staff noted the new Gosling’s Dark ‘n Stormy Boardroom at Fenway Park, available for $6500-$9500 a pop. And we promised to call Brendan Hankard – Manager, Premium Sales and Services – to discuss the finer points of pimping … Continue reading

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It Was a (Gosling’s) Dark ‘n Stormy Night Game at Fenway

From our Late to the Corporate Party desk The hardworking staff knows as well as anyone that everything is for sale to marketers these days (see Michael J. Sandel’s definitive 2012 Atlantic piece here), but this ad in last Friday’s … Continue reading

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College Parents: You Have GOT to Read This Atlantic Piece

The current edition of The Atlantic features a staggering cover piece by Caitlin Flanagan on the uses and abuses of college frats. The Dark Power of Fraternities A yearlong investigation of Greek houses reveals their endemic, lurid, and sometimes tragic problems—and … Continue reading

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Rhonda Roland Shearer Responds

Yesterday the hardtracking staff at Sneak Adtack wrote this about some awards handed out by author and publisher Rhonda Roland Shearer’s current iMediaEthics.org website, and in the process mentioned her 2002 dustup with William Langewiesche, author ofAmerican Ground: Unbuilding the World Trade Center. Here’s Ms. Shearer’s … Continue reading

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Apparently ‘Ethical Native Advertising’ Is Not an Oxymoron

The hardtracking staff at Sneak Adtack rarely has anything good to say about native advertising, those ads in sheep’s clothing that trick out marketing material as editorial content. But here’s the exception that proves the rule. From FishbowlNY: Daily News Secretary … Continue reading

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