Monthly Archives: October 2013

TNR Pronounces It Michelle ‘Kosi-like’

The current issue of The New Republic features an entirely sympathetic profile of Michelle (né Michael) Kosilek, who was convicted of killing then-his wife Cheryl in May of 1990. For the past 20 years, Kosilek has been incarcerated at the … Continue reading

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Ad o’ the Day (Lou Reed Edition)

When the great Lou Reed died at a very old 71, he made the front page of every New York daily except the Wall Street Journal. Monday’s Page One New York Times obit by Ben Ratliff: LOU REED, 1942-2013 Outsider Whose … Continue reading

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Correction o’ the Day (Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Edition)

From today’s New York Times op-ed page. Five bucks if you can diagram that sentence. Ten if you can translate it.

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The Sneak in Review: Branded Content Lightning Round

The hardtracking staff has a cliporama piling up, so we’re passing it on to you. Who’s Behind the Sponsored Content at BuzzFeed, Gawker, Hearst and WashPo? Lede: What good is native advertising if it doesn’t talk like a native? To … Continue reading

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WSJ’s Jason Gay Totally Gets Boston

Among the many joys of reading the Wall Street Journal (A-hed, Arena, Weekend Edition) is columnist Jason Gay. And among his many talents is an uncanny knack for capturing the Boston state of mind. Two recent exhibits. October 21 piece on … Continue reading

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Tune o’ the Day (Walkin’ My Baby Back Home Edition)

Well last night the hardwriting staff was listening to Paris jazz station TSF (because our stereo system is totally shot) when who should come on but Nat Cole singing Walkin’ My Baby Back Home. Representative sample:   Our favorite lyrics: … Continue reading

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Dan Shaughnessy Jinx Goes National

The hardreading staff at Two-Daily Town asked this question two weeks ago. Now the D.C. set is wondering the same thing. Before last night’s World’s Serious Game 2, Politico’s Playbook posted this: SPORTS BLINK – SHAUGHNESSY JINX? Boston Globe A1, “Red … Continue reading

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Ask Dr. Ads: What’s Up With The Two Blank NYT Ad Pages?

Well the Doc opened up the old mailbag today and here’s what poured out. Dear Dr. Ads, So I read this on MediaPost’s Out to Launch and, yeah, I was intrigued. “If you have a physical copy of today’s New York Times close by, … Continue reading

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Ask Dr. Ads: What’s Up With ‘The Kims’ Ad For MailOnline?

Well the Doc opened up the old mailbag today and here’s what poured out. Dear Dr. Ads, So I was reading Ad Age the other day and I came across this MailOnline.com ad: And here’s the Times Square billboard, via In-A-Gist . . . … Continue reading

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Our ‘Beat The Press Party’ Bakeoff (Two Different Worlds Edition Umpteen)

The Great Boston MediaWatch Dogfight proceeded apace last Friday, and for the umpteenth time the two local media hall monitors operated in parallel universes. Start, as always, with Underdog Boston Herald’s Press Party. The Wayne’s World webcast featured this lineup of topics: … Continue reading

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