Monthly Archives: November 2017

U.S. Tobacco Companies Run Ads Attacking Themselves

From our M.C. Escher desk Yesterday, this full-page ad ran in about 50 major U.S. newspapers.   And for the next year, this TV spot will run five times a week during prime time on ABC, NBC, and CBS.     … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging ‘Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec’ at Currier Museum

Well the Missus and I trundled up to the Granite State over the weekend to catch The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters from the Museum of Modern Art (through January 7) at the Currier Museum of Art and say, it was … Continue reading

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C.J. Chivers (Rhymes With Shivers) Is One Helluva Writer

On a beautiful sun-dappled afternoon last May, I sat on a bench in Square Henri Galli, a Paris pocket park across the Seine from Île Saint Louis, and while des enfants frolicked about, read a New York Magazine article that … Continue reading

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When a Nation Forgets Its Own Clichés (Horse’s Mouth Edition)

From our That’s Just Sad desk From time to time the hardclipping staff chronicles the mangled phrases issued by the differently clichéd among us and, man, they just keep piling up. Here’s our latest collection, in reverse chronological order. (Boldface … Continue reading

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We’re Shocked – Shocked! – at ‘Casablanca’ Exhibit Reviews

The Natick-based International Museum of World War II has mounted a new exhibit, The Real and Reel Casablanca (November 10 through February 3), which features “75 artifacts drawn from the Museum’s extensive collection that provide unmatched insights into the decisions surrounding the … Continue reading

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Cornel West Wants Paul Ryan To Be President

It has come to the attention of the hardworking staff that today is Refuse Fascism Day! Who knew? Well, not to get technical about it, anyone who read Wednesday’s New York Times, which featured this full-page ad.     That … Continue reading

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