Tag Archives: Wall Street Journal

Quote o’ the Day (Jason Gay Ol’ Time Edition)

Difficulty is part of golf’s mystique; suffering is baked into the experience; exasperation part of the addiction. Humility is why golf is golf. Golf is not supposed to be always fun. If golf was supposed to be always fun, it … Continue reading

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Why the Wall Street Journal Is a Great Newspaper (Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Edition)

Friday’s Wall Street Journal featured this staggering Page One piece. Tales From Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Life’s Small Moments Loom Large As night fell last Friday in Kuala Lumpur, businessman Philip Wood hurried to gather his bags for a trip … Continue reading

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WSJ Makes ‘Faustian Pact’ with Native Advertising

Apparently there’s no resisting the allure of native advertising these days. The latest converts to ads in sheep’s clothing? USA Today and the Wall Street Journal. The latter’s surrender is the more interesting of the two, given the low opinion of native … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging ‘Whistler and the Thames’ at Addison Gallery

Well the Missus and I trundled up to Andover to catch An American in London: Whistler and the Thames at the Addison Gallery of American Art and say, it was swell. From the Addison’s website: In the 1860s and 1870s, … Continue reading

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Northeastern University’s National Ad Campaign, Part II

As the hardworking staff previously noted, Northeastern University launched an advertising campaign last week that included this full-page ad in the Boston Globe, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. Turns out, we didn’t know the half of … Continue reading

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Fifty Years After: That Cassius Clay/Sonny Listless Fight

Swell piece in Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal recapping the classic 1964 heavyweight bout between Cassius Clay and Sonny Liston. Clay-Liston: The Fight That Made Muhammad Ali A Half Century Ago, a Brash Youngster Named Cassius Clay Beat Sonny Liston and Started … Continue reading

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Northeastern Goes National with Full-Page Ads

Northeastern University – the Little College That Could . . . Jack Up Its Cost to $55,000 per annum - has gone full-page boogie in a new advertising campaign. From Monday’s Boston Globe:     The same ad ran in Monday’s New … Continue reading

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Why the WSJ Is a Great Read (‘Yammer & Sickle’ Edition)

The Wall Street Journal, as is its wont, has featured some truly asymmetrical coverage of the Sochi Olympics this past week, largely compliments of its Yammer & Sickle microsite. Representative sample: Americans vs. Russian Doors: A Cold War That’s Heating … Continue reading

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‘Would He’ Allen? WSJ’s Rabinowitz Says No

The hardreading staff over at Two-Daily Town has dutifully recorded Boston Herald columnist Margery Eagan’s sandblasting of Woody Allen’s defense against allegations by his adoptive daughter, Dylan Farrow, that he sexually molested her as a child. Now comes Wall Street … Continue reading

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Good Shepherd for 1965 Beatles Playboy Interview

The Golden Anniversary of the Beatles’ inaugural appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show – go nuts! – is set to culminate in tonight’s Grammys salute. From the 1964 really big shew:     The hardBeatling staff also recommends this 1965 Playboy … Continue reading

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