Tag Archives: Wall Street Journal

Starkitect: The Two Facades of Frank Gehry

Frank Gehry is the Rorschach test of modern architecture. And his latest creation –  Fondation Louis Vuitton – is the ultimate inkblot. From Joel Henning’s mash note in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal: A New Art Palace Sets Sail in Paris As you approach Frank … Continue reading

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The World’s Oldest Living Altar Boy (Mario Cuomo Edition)

St. Ignatius Loyola Church, the Kim Kardashian of the Upper East Side that’s about to swallow the far more worship-worthy Church of St. Thomas More, is back in the news today. (As the hardlapsing staff has previously noted, we were an … Continue reading

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The World’s Oldest Living Altar Boy (Peggy Noonan Edition)

As the hardworking staff has previously noted, back in the 1960s we were the world’s oldest living altar boy at the Church of St. Thomas More in Manhattan. And as we also noted, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York intends to … Continue reading

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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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