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Wall Street Journal Finally Catches Up with Sneak Adtack

From our Where You Been? desk This distressing piece ran in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal Media & Marketing section (web headline: “Don’t Sleep on Content Marketing”). ‘Content Marketing’ Goes to the Next Level Many companies have hired editorial staffers in … Continue reading

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Mickey D and the Big Town Dailies

From our It Doesn’t Ad Up desk So, go figure. Fast-food giant McDonald’s announced on Wednesday that it will hike wages and benefits for employees at the stores it owns. McDonald’s then trumpeted that change with a full-page ad in … Continue reading

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The Tale of the the Girlfriend, the Jewish Boyfriend, and the Dog

Maybe it’s just us, but the hardworking staff is starting to see a pattern emerging here. Start with the ubiquitous Lena Dunham’s current piece in The New Yorker. Dog or Jewish Boyfriend? A Quiz Do the following statements refer to … Continue reading

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The Redoubtable Joseph Epstein Likes Xavier University!

As the splendid readers of our Two-Daily Town kissin’ cousin know, the hardworking staff is a proud alum of Xavier University, whose basketball team took a Brody  in the NCAA West Regional semifinal. But all is not lost! The Musketeers … Continue reading

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Erik Larson on ‘The Maltese Falcon': Best. Novel. Ever?

The Wall Street Journal’s Book Club has a real doozy this week: hardboiled author Eric Larson on the father of hardboiled fiction, Dashiell Hammett. ‘One of the Best Novels, Period’ There was a time when Erik Larson could recite from memory an … 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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How Many Millennials Actually Watch Jon Stewart?

Conventional wisdom holds that Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show on Viacom’s Comedy Central is so valuable because it’s a magnet for millennials, the magic 18-29 demographic that marketers lust after. From yesterday’s Wall Street Journal piece about “growing concerns on Wall Street that … Continue reading

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WSJ Piece Has 20-20 Heinz Sight

The hardworking staff is a longtime fanboy of the great W.C. Heinz – a superb WWII war correspondent and perhaps the greatest American sportswriter of the 20th Century (not to mention the co-author of M*A*S*H). (Our WGBH Heinz obit here.) Now comes … Continue reading

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Erin Andrews Is Not a ‘Journalist’ – She’s a Huckster

First: The hardworking staff is at great pains to say that this is no Kirk Minihane-esque hit on Fox Sports personality Erin Andrews. We have no idea how good she is at her job since we’ve never seen her doing … Continue reading

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Why Boston Would Be Screwed by the 2024 Olympics

TO: No Boston Olympics FROM: The hardworking staff RE: Ammunition You guys, Good work so far on the Cassandra front regarding the Greek tragedy that the 2024 Olympics would visit upon the local environs. Here’s one more warning you might … Continue reading

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