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Monthly Archives: October 2012
So the Missus and I trundled down to the Boston Public Library to catch America Votes: Mapping the Political Landscape. And it’s a corker. Starter kit: It just gets more convoluted from there. Don’t miss it.
What the hell, right? The San Francisco Giants pitchers are doing to Detroit hitters in the World Serious what Tigers pitchers did to Yankee batters in the ALCS. That is, shut them down. Game 3 box score: Oh, yes – … Continue reading
Brad Pitt has generally been appealing both as an actor and as one half of the long-running Brangelina soap opera. But he’s sort of bottomed out with this new TV spot for Chanel No. 5: Really. Makes him look … Continue reading
From the e-mailbag: Yeah . . . but then there’s this from U.S. News: The $2 Billion Presidential Race It’s official: for the first time in history, a political candidate has raised $1 billion in one campaign. President Barack Obama … Continue reading
And she liked it so much, she made a dress out of it. From New York magazine’s The Cut (tip o’ the pixel to The Missus): Katy Perry Voted Early Katy Perry wore a ballot printed on her dress to … Continue reading
From our Late to the Party desk On Thursday the always readable Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Gay served up this ode to the baseball uniforms of the Detroit Tigers and San Francisco Giants. A Perfect Uniform Series: Giants vs. Tigers … Continue reading
The Taylor Swift/Conor Kennedy bustup is of course the Main Dish in both local dailies, but as usual, the ingredients vary. The Globe’s Namesniks are pretty tentative about the whole thing . . . Read the rest at IGTLTDT.
The Boston Herald has been on the BBC/Jimmy Savile scandal like Brown on Williamson, and today’s edition extends the drumbeat. Despite gaffe, Times’ Sulzberger gives Thompson vote of confidence New York Times Co. Chairman Arthur Sulzberger Jr., who has been acting as interim … Continue reading
A mere one day after the hardrooting staff sang the praises of Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum, the San Francisco trick-or-treat, the hometown Boston Herald offered this: Tim Lincecum could be worth gamble for Sox Ellsbury for Lincecum good deal The Red … Continue reading
The Nieman Journalism Lab helpfully illustrates what the hardtracking staff noted yesterday about the blurring of the line between advertising and editorial content. BuzzFeed adapts its branded content approach to political advertising, and Obama’s in Obama for America becomes the first political group to … Continue reading