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New York Times Ventures Into New Adver-Whatever Frontier

Over the past several years, the hardworking staff – and our kissin’ cousins at Sneak Adtack – have chronicled the Grey Lady’s opening the kimono to advertorials and edvertorials from marketers hither and yon. Still, we weren’t sure what to … Continue reading

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Civilians Who Run Full-Page Ads in the New York Times (@MaxKingRealty Edition)

Yesterday’s New York Times yielded a bumper crop of full-page advocacy ads. There was this ADL ad on page 11.   And this ad from a boatload of human-rights and faith-based groups on page 17.     But it was … Continue reading

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‘Lest We Forget’/’Yankees Suck!’

The other day I took the Green Line downtown to meet the Missus. At Kenmore, a horde of Red Sox fans boarded the trolley, fresh off the Duck Boat Parade celebrating the fourth Boston Red Sox World Series Championship of … Continue reading

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2018 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox: 25 Players, 1 Cab

And they loved their driver. Alex Cora led the Olde Towne Team not only to its best regular-season record ever, but also to its fourth 21st Century World Series Championship. A totally joyful ride. One discordant note: Steve Pearce’s MVP … Continue reading

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When the Missus and I Visited Hearst Castle 4 Times in 1 Day

Patricia Leigh Brown’s New York Times piece the other day about the Hearst Castle in San Simeon was interesting in its own right. Taking a Dip at Xanadu Guests swim at Hearst Castle, where Hollywood luminaries one cavorted. SAN SIMEON, … Continue reading

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Blue Point Brewing Company’s NYT Ad Fairly Hops Off the Page

. . . and onto a can of its beer. Maybe we should take a step back. Blue Point Brewing Company is a craft beer subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch that says it’s “constantly inspired by the coastal spirit of Patchogue [N.Y.] … Continue reading

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Civilians Who Run Full-Page Ads in the New York Times (Sutterink.com Edition)

Latest in a very long-running series Yesterday’s New York Times featured this heartfelt full-page ad from a Dad to his daughters. The text: Sweet guy, yeah? Then again, tucked away at bottom left, there’s the link to his website.     … Continue reading

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Made Yankee Fan in Boston: That Craig Kimbrel Spidey Thing

In the wake of the Red Sox hang-on-by-their-fingernails win in Game One of the ALDS over the New York Yankees, we gotta ask: What’s up with Craig Kimbrel’s Pitch of the Spider Man mound vogueing? Before every pitch? Seriously? That’s … Continue reading

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’14 Back’ Takes Us Back to More Than Bucky Bleeping Dent

It’s excellent timing that, as the New York Yankees face tomorrow’s postseason play-in game against the Oakland A’s, SI TV has released the documentary film 14 Back. The Yankees-Red Sox rivalry is arguably the most iconic in sports history, and remains … Continue reading

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New York Times Chases Younger Readers by Touting Old Guy

The headscratching staff has never really understood the Bernie Sanders connection to millennials, although The Bernie Sanders Connection would be a good name for a rock band (with apologies to Dave Barry). But the New York Times, apparently, totally gets … Continue reading

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