Tag Archives: Boston Globe

When a Nation Forgets Its Own Clichés (‘Tamper Down’ Edition)

From our That’s Just Sad desk Every now and again the hardclipping staff chronicles the mangled phrases uttered by the differently clichéd among us and, man, they are legion. Here’s our latest batch, in reverse chronological order. • The other … Continue reading

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JFK Library Shuns Boston Dailies, Runs Wall Street Journal Ad

The new exhibition JFK 100: Milestones and Mementos at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum will no doubt get some rocket-fueled promotion in the coming weeks, but its marketing campaign has sort of blown up on the launch … Continue reading

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Museum of Fine Arts Gets Shoutout From Turkish Government

From our Late to the Regifting Party desk The Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Turkey ran this ad in Friday’s New York Times.     Talk Turkey grafs:     Nice! Happy ending! Except . . . … Continue reading

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More Pom Poms From News Media Pep Squad for Truth

As the hardworking staff has diligently noted, all kinds of news organizations are busily marketing their truthfulness and reliability to a skeptical public. Call the roll: New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, and some outfit called … Continue reading

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Newspapers Fight Fake News Rap with Pep Squad for Truth

As our kissin’ cousins at Two-Daily Town noted the other day, newspapers are falling all over themselves trying to convince the American public that the press actually matters in a very real way. It started with the Washington Post pasting … Continue reading

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Trump Coat Holders Howie Carr, Bill Belichick Ascend to NYT

From our Late to the Party of Two desk As our kissin’ cousins at Two-Daily Town have dutifully noted, Boston Herald columnist Howie Carr is not only a charter member of the local Donald Trump fanboy club, he’s also a … Continue reading

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Really? We’re Now Deconstructing Donald Trump’s Neckties?

The hardworking staff couldn’t help but notice that two major newspapers yesterday addressed the eccentric neckwear practices of the President of the United States. Exhibit A: Beth Teitell’s piece in the Boston Globe. Trump’s ties? Now that’s a long story. President’s … Continue reading

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CFA Society Boston Should Just Set Its Ad Money on Fire

The hardworking staff has to admit that we’d never heard of CFA Society Boston until it start running full-page newspaper ads like this one in yesterday’s Boston Globe.     The group also ran an ad in Monday’s Wall Street Journal … Continue reading

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Fred Taylor, Gil Scott-Heron, and the Bicentennial Blues

Sad to say, Saturday’s Boston Globe featured this front-page probituary of Boston jazz impresario Fred Taylor. Another blow to the local jazz scene: Legend Fred Taylor fired ousted at Scullers Fred Taylor, a legendary figure on the Boston jazz scene since … Continue reading

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Why Boston Isn’t New York (Billy Joel Concert Edition)

Full disclosure: The hardworking staff grew up in Manhattan, but we’ve lived in Boston for the past 42 years. So we can’t help noticing the yin and yang of the two cities. Latest example: The Billy Joel concert index. Yesterday’s … Continue reading

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