Tag Archives: The New Yorker

Our Rick Perry Anti-Redemption Edition

As you splendid readers might – or more likely might not – remember, the hardworking staff recently noted The Weekly Standard’s rehab job on lame duck Gov. Rick Perry (R-Oops), who once again has presidential ambitions. (Far more convincing – … Continue reading

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Hack Attack! Salon’s Brutal Takedown of Bigfoot Journalists

Salon’s Alex Pareene has assembled a Top Ten Hackorama of Political Journalists and it’s a corker (tip o’ the pixel to AlterNet). Pareene blowtorches some of the most notable members of the chinstrokerati, “[channeling] each media figure’s ‘unique’ voice — … Continue reading

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Correction o’ the (Yester)Day

From Thursday’s Boston Globe: The stately local broadsheet made a mistake reviewing “My Mistake”? File under: There but for the grace of God and etc.

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Dead Blogging ‘Jessica Backhaus At Robert Klein Gallery’

Well the Missus and I trundled down to Newbury Street yesterday to catch Once, Still and Forever at Robert Klein Gallery, and say, it was swell. From the RKG press release: SUBLIME COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS BY JESSICA BACKHAUS SHOWN FOR THE … Continue reading

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After This, No Mo

Roger Angell has this fabulous parting gift for the great Rivera in his New Yorker blog. Mo Town Late on yesterday’s dazzling, post-summer afternoon in the Bronx, each batter and infielder moved and ran with his own autumnal sharp-shadow cutout … Continue reading

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FTC To Go Negative On Native Advertising?

The hardtracking staff has been negligent in, well, tracking developments in stealth marketing over the past few weeks. So, the missing links. From Digiday: The New Yorker Goes Native In January, when the Atlantic ran sponsored content on behalf of Scientology, … Continue reading

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NYT’s David Carr Catches Up To Sneak Adtack

The hardtracking staff yields to no man in its admiration for New York Times media critic David Carr, whose columns are invariably insightful and informative. Regarding his piece in Monday’s Times, though – frankly, we were there first. But Carr did a nice … Continue reading

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NYT Slowbituary Of Manson Whitlock (Typewriter Repair Division)

Last week the hardworking staff noted the passing of Manson Whitlock, typewriter repairman extraordinaire. While the hardwaiting staff continues to monitor the Boston Herald for a Seamus Heaney obituary, we came across this excellent Washington Post obit of the redoubtable Manson Whitlock … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Manson Whitlock, Titan Of Typewriter Repair

While the hardwaiting staff continues to monitor the Boston Herald for a Seamus Heaney obituary, we came across this excellent Washington Post obit of the redoubtable Manson Whitlock (via Monday’s Boston Globe): Manson Whitlock; kept typewriters clacking WASHINGTON — Manson … Continue reading

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That’s Just So Stupid! (Novak Djerkovic U.S. Open Edition)

In the run-up to the 2013 U.S. Open, the New Yorker ran a major takeout by Lauren Collins on world number one tennis player Novak Djokovic. Nut graf: Djokovic and his family were slow to internalize the codes of tennis, a … Continue reading

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