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Boston Globe Scribe Don Aucoin’s Son Also Rises in WSJ

Don Aucoin, whose fine theater criticism graces the Boston Globe on a regular basis, must be bustin’ his buttons over this piece in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal. Portrait of a Prodigy Is Matthew Aucoin the Next Leonard Bernstein? Most 4-year-olds going to visit … 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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Why the Wall Street Journal Is a Great Newspaper (Andrew Marvell Edition)

This weekend’s installment of the Wall Street Journal’s excellent Masterpiece series examines “To His Coy Mistress” (c. 1650s) by Andrew Marvell. First, Marvell’s marvelous poem (via the Poetry Foundation): To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell Had we but world … Continue reading

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Tales from the New York Times Subscription Desk

First in a possible series As the hardmoving staff recently noted, the Missus and I are decamping from our happy home of 28 years and trundling back to the lovely courtyard building whence we came. (Campaign Outsider Sidebar: Hey! America! … Continue reading

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Why We’re Confused About Social Media and Brand Marketing

Because we’re all about you splendid readers, the hardworking staff is working hard to stay on top of marketing trends in social media networks. But we have to admit our head kind of exploded when we read yesterday’s Mediabistro’s Morning … Continue reading

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WSJ’s Wimbledon Double-Fault

Question: When the Wall Street Journal gets it wrong, how does the paper set it right? Answer: Stealthily, in this case. From Tom Perrotta’s piece in the Weekend Wall Street Journal print edition: [Rafael] Nadal, the top seed at Wimbledon, lost his … Continue reading

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When a Nation Forgets Its Own Clichés . . .

. . . well, that’s just sad. The hardnoting staff has a habit of recording mangled phrases in the press, and here’s our latest batch. • From Boston Magazine last July, about the 2014 Massachusetts gubernatorial race: “[Martha Coakley's] apparent reversal … Continue reading

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Veterans Who Run Full-Page Ads in the Wall Street Journal (George C. Turek Edition II)

As the hardworking staff previously noted, former Navy aviator/current Texas civilian George C. Turek ran this ad in the Wall Street Journal last week:     We promptly sent these questions to Mr. Turek: • Why did you choose the … Continue reading

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Veterans Who Run Full-Page Ads in the Wall Street Journal (George C. Turek Edition)

For the past couple of years, the hardworking staff has chronicled Civilians Who Run Full-Page Ads in the New York Times. Now comes Navy veteran George C. Turek with this full-page ad in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal. (Tip o’ the … Continue reading

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