Author Archives: Campaign Outsider

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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Dead Blogging ‘The Revolutionists’ at Central Square Theater

Well the Missus and I trundled over to Cambridge on Saturday (which is a colossal pain in the ass on weekends through December 17th) to catch the Nora Theatre Company’s production of The Revolutionists (through November 12) at Central Square Theater … Continue reading

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Jemele Hill=John Garfield in ‘The Postman Always Rings Twice’

As you splendid readers undoubtedly know, ESPN lightning rod Jemele Hill has been handed a two-week suspension by the cable sports network for, yes, reckless tweeting. Via CNN Money: ESPN suspends Jemele Hill over NFL tweets ESPN has suspended host … Continue reading

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The Arts Seen in NYC (‘Modigliani Unmasked’ Edition)

Well the Missus and I trundled down to the Big Town last weekend to see what we could see and, say, it was swell. We hit the city Friday afternoon and headed right over to the Fashion Institute of Technology … Continue reading

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Johnny Damon Is Now Fox & Friends’ Idiot

In today’s Morning Mediawire, Poynter Institute hall monitor James Warren examines ESPN’s failure to cover itself with, well, coverage. The Undefeated is a terrific ESPN-created site on sports, race, culture and politics. If you’ve missed it, start checking it out. … Continue reading

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Quote o’ the Day (Name That President Edition)

During our post-prandial reading last night, the hardworking staff came across this passage: He put, aides noticed, more more concentration into watching the news than into almost anything else, you could watch with him but you could not talk. He … Continue reading

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