Tag Archives: Metropolitan Museum of Art

Purdue Pharma’s Opioid Ads Keep Trying To Dull America’s Pain

As the hardtsking staff has previously noted, the fabulously wealthy Sackler family, which unleashed OxyContin on an unsuspecting American public, played a key role in the country’s current opioid crisis. Adding insult to devastating injury, the family’s corporate arm, Purdue … Continue reading

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The Arts Seen in NYC (Backwards Museum Mile Edition)

Well the Missus and I trundled down to the Big Town the other weekend to see what we could see and say, it was . . . cold. But the artwork was swell. We hit the city around three o’clock … Continue reading

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Opioid-Pushing Sacklers Administer Advertising Methadone

Let us now speak of the Sackler brothers – Arthur, Mortimer, and Raymond – patriarchs of the pharmaceutical-fueled family that has made billions of dollars from the sale of OxyContin, the marketing of which has undeniably triggered America’s current opioid … Continue reading

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The Arts Seen in NYC (‘Modigliani Unmasked’ Edition)

Well the Missus and I trundled down to the Big Town last weekend to see what we could see and, say, it was swell. We hit the city Friday afternoon and headed right over to the Fashion Institute of Technology … Continue reading

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The Arts Seen in NYC (Long Day’s Journey Edition)

Well the Missus and I trundled down to The Big Town last weekend and, say, it was swell. Except for the drive to get there, of course. We hit four – count ’em, four – major traffic jams on the … Continue reading

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The Arts Seen in NYC (Fabulous Picasso Sculpture Edition)

Well the Missus and I trundled down to the Big Town the other week and say, it was swell. Our artinery: Friday We started out at the Museum of Arts and Design and – yes – we were MAD about the … Continue reading

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The Arts Seen in NYC (The Divine Patti LuPone Edition)

Well the Missus and I trundled down to the Big Town last weekend to catch one thing and another and say, it was swell. First, of course, there was crosstown traffic, which takes roughly 30 minutes to navigate. Official Campaign … Continue reading

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Tom Mashberg Is Still Trying to Catch a Thief

From our Late to the Search Party desk Former Boston Herald reporter Tom Mashberg has chased the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum art snatch from March of 1990 to, well, three days ago. From Sunday’s New York Times Arts section: Still Missing After … Continue reading

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Ban the Museum Selfie Shtick!

William Grimes’s front-page piece in Sunday’s New York Times pinpoints one of the great tragedies of our times. Museum Rules: Talk Softly, and Carry No Selfie Stick In a famous lab trial, a chimp named Sultan put two interlocking sticks … Continue reading

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The Art Seen In New York (Magritte/Balthus Edition)

Well the Missus and I trundled down to The Big Town last weekend and say, it was swell. (After, that is, we crawled our way through the Mother-in-Law of All Traffic Jams: From the New York City line to the … Continue reading

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