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Why the Wall Street Journal Is a Great Newspaper (Brazil 2014 Edition)

If you care at all about next week’s World Cup bakeoff in Brazil, you absolutely need to check out Friday’s Wall Street Journal fabulously comprehensive Arena section. Representative sample:     And that’s just the start. The Journal gives the beautiful game … Continue reading

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Why the Wall Street Journal Is a Great Newspaper (‘A Confederacy of Dunces’ Edition)

This weekend’s Wall Street Journal features another winner in its Masterpiece series examining major works of art. The latest installment (by Danny Heitman, a columnist for the Advocate newspaper in Louisiana): The Big Easy Slacker’s Manual As another commencement season … Continue reading

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Does Meb = ‘Made Easy Boston’?

You splendid readers can believe this or not, but the morning after the 2014 Boston Marathon the hardworking staff said, “The Kenyans tanked the race yesterday.” (Ask our suite mate at BU!) The winning time (2:08:37) was too slow, and … Continue reading

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Why We Love the Stanley Cup Bakeoffs (WSJ Ken Dryden Edition)

From our Why We Love the Wall Street Journal desk Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal featured this piece from legendary Bruins-slayer Ken Dryden, “an author, former Canadian Parliament member and Hall of Fame former goaltender for the Montreal Canadiens.” Bruins vs. … Continue reading

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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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