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Dunkin’ Channeled Boston Globe in Dumping Hill Holliday

Wednesday’s Boston Globe featured this Jon Chesto piece on its first Business page. Snappy lede: “Hill Holliday no longer runs on Dunkin’.” The Canton-based chain dropped its ad agency of two decades and moved its account to New York shop BBDO Worldwide. “Every … Continue reading

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New York Times Beats Boston Globe on MFA Mummy DNA

The Boston news bakeoff between the Big Town and the Beanie Town usually goes to the local broadsheet, but not yesterday. The New York Times Science section featured this piece by Nicholas St. Fleur. Cracking a Cold Case The F.B.I. … Continue reading

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Mitt Romney: U.S. Senate Hopeful, U.S. Senate Huckster (3)

Latest in our ever-expanding series As someone said about the blizzard of Barackaphernalia at the 2008 Obama inauguration, “When Americans want to celebrate, they turn to merchandise.” But Mitt Romney (R-Wherever) is getting downright pushy about merchandising in his nascent … Continue reading

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When a Nation Forgets Its Own Clichés (Horse’s Mouth Edition)

From our That’s Just Sad desk From time to time the hardclipping staff chronicles the mangled phrases issued by the differently clichéd among us and, man, they just keep piling up. Here’s our latest collection, in reverse chronological order. (Boldface … Continue reading

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We’re Shocked – Shocked! – at ‘Casablanca’ Exhibit Reviews

The Natick-based International Museum of World War II has mounted a new exhibit, The Real and Reel Casablanca (November 10 through February 3), which features “75 artifacts drawn from the Museum’s extensive collection that provide unmatched insights into the decisions surrounding the … Continue reading

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What the Hell Was Caroline Kennedy Thinking With This Dress?

From our Whiskey Tango Foxtrot desk This item by Meredith Goldstein ran in yesterday’s Boston Globe Names column. JFK’s grandson named to Vanity Fair’s Best-Dressed List Jack Schlossberg, John F. Kennedy’s grandson, has made Vanity Fair’s 2017 International Best-Dressed List, which … Continue reading

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For the Last Time, People: It’s Bullwinkle T. (Not J.) Moose

Dear splendid readers, If the hardworking staff has told you once, we’ve told you one time that the name of Rocket J. Squirrel’s sidekick is Bullwinkle T. Moose. The death of the great June Foray, who voiced Rocky, has resurfaced … Continue reading

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Campaign Outsider Gets No Love From ThirdLove Press Room

Yesterday the headscratching staff wrote about some puzzling ads that have run recently in major daily newspapers, including this one from Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal.     About which we commented thusly: First of all, a bra ad in the … Continue reading

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Very Strange Ads ‘n’ Ends From This Week’s Daily Papers

As the hardworking staff diligently perused its costly home-delivered newspapers the past few days, we’ve encountered a number of full-page ads that have left us, well, bemused. Start with this two-page spread in the Sunday New York Times Pride 2017 … Continue reading

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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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