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Dead Blogging ‘A Century of Style’ at MassArt

Well the Missus and I trundled over to MassArt yesterday to catch A Century of Style: Masterworks of Poster Design (through December 3) at the Paine Gallery and, say, it was swell. From the website: A Century of Style: Masterworks of Poster … Continue reading

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Oh, My! The Grey Lady Opens the Kimono All the Way

As the eyeverting staff has noted on several occasions, the New York Times has gradually become more – ahem – adventurous in the images it’s willing to publish. There was, for example, this ulp-skirt image in a Louis Vuitton ad a couple … Continue reading

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MFA Says Security Guards Have No Beef in Contract Tussle

As you splendid readers might recall, on Monday the hardworking staff detailed the ongoing dustup between the Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum Independent Security Union over a new contract and what the union says are irresponsible personnel cuts. Exhibit A: … Continue reading

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MFA = Many Fondled Artworks? That’s What Union Says

Well the Missus and I trundled over to the Museum of Fine Arts on Saturday and what did we find at the Huntington Avenue entrance but union members with picket signs calling for a new contract and restoration of union security … Continue reading

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This Is the Greatest German Word Ever

German words are a hoot. So many of them are like little balls of aluminum foil all jammed together. But you can have your schadenfreude and your schlimmbesserung – we’ll take this beauty from Thursday’s Wall Street Journal A-Hed. Here’s a … Continue reading

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Civilians Who Run Full-Page Ads in the New York Times (Libertarian Presidential Candidate Edition)

From our Late to the Third Party desk In this forever series that features people with all those dollars and no sense, the adtracking staff has seen some deeply quixotic efforts to move – and move to action – New York Times readers. … Continue reading

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WSJ’s Terry Teachout Totally Loves Boston’s Lyric Stage

As the playgoing staff has previously noted, Wall Street Journal theater critic Terry Teachout has a thing for Boston’s Lyric Stage Company. Start with this rave for Light Up the Sky last year: “[F]luffy, funny and performed with limitless panache … Continue reading

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Donald Trump Is Our First Cubist Presidential Candidate (Because He’s on Every Side of Every Issue)

Seriously, could Donald Trump be any more scattered in his policy positions? Handy clip ‘n’ save graphic, compliments of Garry Trudeau’s Doonesbury.     Now come the latest examples of Trump’s Fractured Fairy Tales. Exhibit A (via Mediaite), after Trump … Continue reading

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Native Advertising Report: Bad News/Worse News Edition

In Marshall McLuhan’s landmark work The Medium Is the Massage (it was a printer’s typo he liked so much he stuck with it), the legendary media guru noted that “Real news is bad news – bad news about somebody, or … Continue reading

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When a Nation Forgets Its Own Clichés (‘Drudge Up’ Edition)

From our That’s Just Sad desk Every now and again the headscratching staff chronicles the mangled phrases of the differently clichéd among us and, man, they are legion. So here’s another roll call, dating back 12 months. • Last August, … Continue reading

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