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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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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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