Tag Archives: New York Times

One America, Two Different Worlds (Jonathan Chiat Edition)

First in what promises to be a long-running series It’s news to no one that liberals and conservatives in this great land of ours live in parallel universes. But with the ascension of Hair Apparent Donald J. Trump to the nation’s highest … Continue reading

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Donald J. Quixote Is America’s First Potemkin President

The new White House administration is pretty much Donald Trump and Kellyanne Panza (tip o’ the pixel to New York Times columnist Frank Bruni). From Russell Berman’s piece in The Atlantic: A President Without an Administration The Trump transition is behind … 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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Nobody Wins New York Times ‘Year in Pictures’ Bakeoff

As you might (or more likely might not) remember, for the past several years the hardlooking staff has provided all you splendid readers with a scorecard of the New York Times “Year in Pictures” wrap-up. Previous winners: Tyler Hicks in 2015 and … Continue reading

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New York Times Eager to Crowdsource Editorial Content

Just as with the search for local weather watchers (“Thanks Betsy from Medford for that beautiful sunset picture!”) or cable news network iReporters  (“check out this photo of the aftermath of the snowstorm in #Portland #Oregon”), the New York Times is now trolling (as … Continue reading

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All the News That’s Fit to Print (Only)

The Good Grey Lady has gone bipolar. On the one hand, the New York Times is hellbent to goose its digital subscriptions, an effort that has been aided and abetted by the election of Donald J. Trump as America’s 45th … Continue reading

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$igns of the New York Times (Virtually None of Them Good)

Given the knee-buckling 19% drop in print ad revenue at the New York Times last quarter, it’s no surprise that there’s a lot of open space in the newspaper these days. And the Times is filling that open space with . … Continue reading

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Civilians Who Run Full-Page Ads in the New York Times (Umpteenth Plus Three Yoko Ono Edition)

As the hardworking staff has noted before, Rift Beatle Yoko Ono runs full-page ads in the New York Times almost as often as Lord & Taylor does. And especially around Christmas time. So, as (good) day (sunshine) follows (hard day’s) … Continue reading

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The Nude York Times

As the hardblushing staff has noted, the Grey Lady has slowly been opening the kimono in its print pages, starting with this ulp-skirt Louis Vuitton image a couple of years ago.     Then there was this Gagosian Gallery ad a … Continue reading

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Six Flags Over New York Times (Sunday/School Edition)

As the hardworking staff has noted, the New York Times is searching hither and yon for new revenue sources, including the Times Journeys travel agency, the Times Store retail outlet, and New York Times Conferences, which brings together the international chinstrokerati “to … Continue reading

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