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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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NYT Still Can’t Find 50 People for Its $135K Worldwind Tour

As the hardworking staff noted several months ago, the New York Times Journeys travel agency has faced an uphill battle selling out its Around the World by Private Jet: Cultures in Transformation. Full-page from yesterday’s Times.     The 26-day, $135,000 … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging ‘Ideation’ & ‘Constellations’ at Area Playhouses

Well the Missus and I trundled out to Watertown last week to catch Ideation (through September 24) at the New Repertory Theatre and say, it was swell. Playwright Aaron Loeb has created “a darkly comic psychological thriller” that starts out as … Continue reading

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What the Hell Was Caroline Kennedy Thinking With This Dress?

From our Whiskey Tango Foxtrot desk This item by Meredith Goldstein ran in yesterday’s Boston Globe Names column. JFK’s grandson named to Vanity Fair’s Best-Dressed List Jack Schlossberg, John F. Kennedy’s grandson, has made Vanity Fair’s 2017 International Best-Dressed List, which … Continue reading

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How the Walter Becker Obits Got Steely Dan All Wrong

Sad to see that Walter Becker, the great guitarist and songwriting partner of Donald Fagen in the redoubtable Steely Dan, died last week at the age of 67. Sadder yet, most obituaries wrote off the Becker/Fagen lyrics as (in the … Continue reading

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NYT’s ‘New York City Haiku’ Has Nothing on Félix Fénéon

A few months ago the New York Times ran a New York City in 17 Syllables contest, soliciting haikus (three lines of five, seven and five syllables) about the Big Town. For National Poetry Month, The New York Times asked … Continue reading

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Rarer Than the Eclipse! Wall Street Journal Runs Ad in NYT!

Here’s something else you’ll see about once every hundreds years: The Wall Street Journal taking out a full-page ad in the Sunday New York Times.   The hardsipping staff  has no idea how many Times readers will discover the WSJwine … Continue reading

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