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Wall Street Journal’s ‘Eve of De(con)struction’

The hardworking staff freely admits that we’re hooked on the Wall Street Journal’s great Anatomy of a Song series. Representative samples: Friday’s addition, by Steve Dougherty: Still on the ‘Eve of Destruction’ When it reached No. 1 on the Billboard … Continue reading

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Boston’s MFA: We’re Not Stalking Our Visitors

Friday’s Wall Street Journal featured this eye-popping piece by Ellen Gamerman on museums and Big Data. When the Art Is Watching You Museums are mining detailed information from visitors, raising questions about the use of Big Data in the arts One morning … Continue reading

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WSJ: Renzo Is Harvard Art Museum’s Piano Man

(With apologies to Billy Joel) Sing us a song, you’re the piano man, Sing us a song tonight. Well we’re all in the mood for a melody, And you’ve got us feeling alright. As the hardworking staff previously noted, the new … Continue reading

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A Jason Gay Ol’ Time (Rob Gronkowski Edition)

As the hardworking staff has repeatedly noted, Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Gay gets New England sports like few others. His latest: Gronk, Football’s Bouncy Castle Most delightful renaissance in the NFL right now? Easy. Gronk. As in Gronk, Rob Gronkowski, … Continue reading

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Have a Very Belichick Halloween

From our Why the Wall Street Journal Is a Great Newspaper desk Yesterday’s edition of the Journal included this Geoff Foster piece. Scary Sports Costumes Trick or Treat: Turning This Year’s Low Moments Into Halloween Highlights Any kid can dress … Continue reading

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Quote o’ the Day (Nelson Rockefeller/Thomas Aquinas Edition)

In his generally admiring Wall Street Journal review of Richard Norton Smith’s greatly admiring biography of Nelson Rockefeller, On His Own Terms, Robert K. Landers noted this in reference to Rockefeller’s “hidden trait [of] dyslexia”: His difficulty reading persuaded him … Continue reading

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Google Thinks You’re a Foogle

At Google’s inception, founders Sergei Brin and Larry Page eschewed advertising, concerned that people would think financial interests might skew the search engine’s results. Now? Fuhggedaboudit. Via the Wall Street Journal (print edition headline): Deceptive Web Ads Draw Flak, Little … Continue reading

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A Jason Gay Ol’ Time (Patriots Crystal Ball Edition)

The always readable Wall Street Journal sports columnist (and Massachusetts native) Jason Gay had this piece in yesterday’s edition. What Does New England Have Left? Over the weekend, the Boston Red Sox and their fans bid adieu to non-football-playing sports … Continue reading

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Why the Wall Street Journal Is a Great Newspaper (Tim Horton Edition)

The media coverage of  the Burger King/Tim Hortons merger rumpus has generally been devoid of one thing: Who the hell is Tim Horton? Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal helpfully provided the answer, compliments of Gerald Eskenazi. The Real Tim Horton Amid the … Continue reading

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Jason Gay’s Sweet Farewell to His Dad

The Wall Street Journal’s Jason Gay is one of the funniest newspaper columnists around.  (See here for further details.) But his piece in Friday’s Journal was more poignant than piquant, since it was a valediction for his father, Ward Gay. From … Continue reading

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