Tag Archives: The New Republic

The Arts Seen in NYC (Picasso Everywhere! Edition)

Well the Missus and I trundled down to the Big Town for the weekend and, say, it was swell. (Not to mention All Pablo All the Time.) Here, in roughly chronological order, is some of what we caught. FRIDAY • Picasso & … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging ‘Calder and Abstraction’ at PEM

Well the Missus and I trundled up to Salem yesterday to catch Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic at the Peabody Essex Museum and, say, it was swell. Alexander Calder’s abstract works revolutionized modern sculpture and made him one … Continue reading

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Headscratching Stats o’ the Weekend

The hardditzing staff (mistakenly) thought Labor Day Weekend meant you should work all three days, so here are some of the startling statistics we came across. • From the New Republic’s 9/15 edition (sorry, no link: #TNRblows): Most Americans can name … Continue reading

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That’s Just So Mean! (HRC/NYP Edition)

Today’s New York Post was clearly channeling the National Enquirer with this Page One political screamer. (Tip o’ the pixel to the Newseum’s Today’s Front Pages.)     Even more hyperventilating than the front page was the piece itself, which was … Continue reading

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Wait – Barack Obama IS Like LBJ After All!

As America celebrates the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act, the hot parlor game is to compare ‘n’ contrast Lyndon Baines Johnson’s style of presidenting with Barack Obama’s, largely to the latter’s detriment. As Obama journeyed to … Continue reading

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TNR Pronounces It Michelle ‘Kosi-like’

The current issue of The New Republic features an entirely sympathetic profile of Michelle (né Michael) Kosilek, who was convicted of killing then-his wife Cheryl in May of 1990. For the past 20 years, Kosilek has been incarcerated at the … Continue reading

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Russel Pergament’s Jewish News Service Is Totally Old Testament

Several days ago the hardreading staff posted an item about the Jewish News Service running this ad in the Boston Herald but not the Boston Globe. We also said we’d try to contact JNS founder (and inveterate publishing bunny) Russel Pergament to ask, among other … Continue reading

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Is Chris Hughes Turning The New Republic Into Edvertorial?

Chris Hughes answered the phones during Facebook’s startup, consequently became a multimillionaire, subsequently joined the 2008 Obama presidential campaign, and eventually bought The New Republic. It was clear early on that Hughes would make the magazine a house organ for the Obama administration, starting with … Continue reading

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PBS NewsHour Needs A Subscription To The New Republic

Last night’s PBS NewsHour featured an interview with former Pres. Bill Clinton about, among other things (like the Missus running for president), the Clinton Global Initiative. From the newscast’s transcript: JUDY WOODRUFF: So the Clinton Global Initiative, this is your ninth … Continue reading

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Aaron Sorkin + Leon Wieseltier = Get Me Outta Here!

From our Worst Nightmare desk The hardworking staff just received this email from The New Republic: That’s some pairing, yeah? You’ve got Sorkin, whose The Newsroom is the show about journalism that journalists love to hate, teamed up with Wieseltier, … Continue reading

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