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New York Times Puts on the Blue – Sorry, Grey – Apron

As the hardworking staff has noted on multiple occasions, the New York Times has for the past several years been casting hither and yon for new sources of revenue. Call the roll: • The Times Journeys travel agency has offered … Continue reading

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Riffs Round Midnight at the Global Worldwide Headquarters (Great ‘Colorado’ Bakeoff Edition)

As you splendid readers might remember, the hardriffing staff has long had a soft spot for The Flying Burrito Brothers. As we once noted, “Back in 1971, the hardsmoking staff glommed on to the Flying Burrito Brothers – one of … Continue reading

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What in the World Are the Ghost Trees of Brookline?

Well the Missus and I took a post-prandial promenade yesterday from Foolish Corner to St. Mary’s and we saw a whole bunch of these signs planted next to the trees on Beacon Street.     Go to that url and … Continue reading

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Riffs Round Midnight at the Global Worldwide Headquarters (Steely Damn! Edition)

From our long riffing series The hardrocking staff has been on a bit of a Steely Dan jag lately, during which we came across a couple of live sets you splendid readers might enjoy. Turns out 1974 was a very … Continue reading

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WSJ Disses NYT, FT, and Bloomberg All in One House Ad

The Wall Street Journal is feeling its oats. Exhibit A7: This full-page ad in yesterday’s Journal. The fine print dismisses even more business publications. The Journal’s tagline is “Read ambitiously.” We’ll see if those maligned publications choose to rebut ambitiously.

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Steve Mnuchin’s Dad Ran an Ad in the New York Times

Well the hardworking staff was leafing through the New York Times yesterday and what did we come across but this quarter-page ad in the A section. Of course that got us to wondering: Mnuchin Gallery – any relation to Treasury … Continue reading

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The Grey Lady Is Engaged in Some Serious Housekeeping (2)

Earlier today the hardworking stuff noted that it’s catch-up time at the New York Times. We mentioned the slowbituaries at Overlooked and the shutterbug portfolio published yesterday as Scenes Unseen: The Summer of ’78 . What we forgot was this piece in … Continue reading

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The Grey Lady Is Engaged in Some Serious Housekeeping

It’s catch-up time at the New York Times. Start with the dozen  slowbituaries the Times published last month in its launch of Overlooked, a sort of death notice do-over. Since 1851, The New York Times has published thousands of obituaries: of … Continue reading

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Seems The Irish Times Is Not Reviewing Kevin Cullen’s Work

Earlier this week the hardworking staff noted the rumpus around Boston Globe columnist Kevin Cullen’s shifting coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings. Central to the issue is Cullen’s dual versions of the role he says Dorchester firefighter Sean O’Brien played … Continue reading

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Is The Irish Times Reviewing Kevin Cullen’s Reporting For It?

The rumpus over Boston Globe columnist Kevin Cullen’s Boston Marathon bombings coverage has gone trans-Atlantic, as this Irish Times piece illustrates. ‘Boston Globe’ columnist Kevin Cullen put on administrative leave Journalist’s coverage of Boston Marathon bombings to be examined after … Continue reading

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