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Amazon Delivers News Packages to Compliant Media Outlets

Call it Prime-ing the news pump. In the runup to today’s annual shareholder meeting, Amazon has tried to disinfect its COVID-battered image with a video produced in the form of a news report and distributed to local TV stations around … Continue reading

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GoFundMe Won’t Give Funds to Boston North End Bookstore

No question that fundraising platforms like GoFundMe have done a world of good all over the world. Exhibit Umpteen (via the New York Daily News): Tom Moore, known better as “Captain Tom,” will turn 100 later this month. To celebrate, … Continue reading

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New York Times Has a ‘Manifesto’ for Boston’s MFA

The other day the New York Times ran a big takeout by art critic Holland Cotter on what major U.S. museums should be doing nowadays with their time and money. For Big Museums, It’s Time to Change As the Metropolitan … Continue reading

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NYT’s Marie KONDO-19 Puff Piece Should’ve Been 86ed

Let’s stipulate that the New York Times has done a terrific job of covering the coronavirus crisis in its news and opinion pages. But did we really need this Like a Boss feature about kiss-it-goodbye queen Marie Kondo in yesterday’s Business section? … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging ‘Gordon Parks: The New Tide’ @ Addison Gallery

Well the Missus and I trundled up to Andover this past weekend to check out the new exhibits at the Addison Gallery of American Art and say, they were swell. We started off with Man Up! Visualizing Masculinity in 19th-Century America … Continue reading

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How Corporate Gunsel Rick Berman Bit One Watchdog Group

Actually, the headscratching staff has no idea how megabucks lobbyist Rick Berman – who sets up fog-machine front groups for the fast-food industry, the tobacco industry, the liquor industry, and any industry fighting minimum-wage increases – managed to hijack the … Continue reading

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Fast Food Industry’s Sneak Adtack on Plant-Based Meat

The hardtsking staff has noted on numerous occasions the antics of Rick Berman, corporate America’s go-to gunsel for subverting labor unions, public-health advocates, and consumer, safety, animal welfare, and environmental groups. (Helpful Rachel Maddow interview with Berman.) Here’s the first graf … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging ‘Flora in Winter’ at Worcester Art Museum

Well the Missus and I trundled out to the Worcester Art Museum yesterday to catch Flora in Winter: Epic Bloom and say, it was swell – and smelled great too! One of the region’s most anticipated events of the year, … Continue reading

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U.S. Trusts Donald Trump Over Religious Leaders, News Media

(With apologies to Herman Melville) Whenever the hardworking staff finds itself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in our soul; whenever we find ourselves involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear … Continue reading

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The Arts Seen in NYC (New! Improved? MoMA Edition)

Well the Missus and I trundled down to the Big Town to go a-museuming for a few days and say, it was swell. Just our luck, we arrived on an official Gridlock Alert Day, which meant it took us fully … Continue reading

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