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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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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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Rafael Nadal Makes History, Roger Federer Makes $neakers

This past weekend Rafael Nadal led Spain to its sixth Davis Cup championship, winning all eight of his matches (five singles, three doubles) without dropping a set. Nadal’s 6-3, 7-6(7) victory over Canada’s Denis Shapovalov that clinched the title on … Continue reading

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Newly Renovated MoMA Is Museum of Modern Arguing

From our Beaten to Death with Croutons desk Here’s what everyone can agree on: New York’s Museum of Modern Art will unveil its four-month, $450 million, 47,000-square-foot expansion on October 21st. Beyond that, it’s strictly an art critic slapfight. Let’s … Continue reading

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Ric Ocasek NYT Obit Runs Same Day As Wife’s NYT Ad

Tip o’ the pixel to The Missus September 15th Jon Pareles New York Times obituary of Cars frontman Ric Ocasek. Ric Ocasek, New Wave Rock Visionary and Cars Co-Founder, Dies at 75 A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, he wrote … Continue reading

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The Arts Seen in NYC (Pierre Cardin Is Totally Brilliant Edition)

Well the Missus and I trundled down to the Big Town the other weekend to spend some time a-museuming and say, it was swell. After navigating the usual midtown Manhattan mishegas to get to our usual hotel, we took the … Continue reading

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Juul Labs’ Vape-and-Mirrors 21+ Advertising Campaign

Juul Labs, which owns 75% of the e-cigarette market and is valued at over $38 billion, has been running a series of full-page ads in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal that are at best misleading – and … Continue reading

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Campaign Outsider Presidential Bakeoff 2020™ (Part 2)

Itemizing a few deductions now that Joe Biden has concluded his to-be-or-not-to-be-a-candidate interior monologue. Item: The hardworking staff will be president before Bill de Blasio is This is just idiotic. Bad enough that the 2020 Democratic presidential field includes the … Continue reading

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