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New York Times Gives Boston’s ‘Moulin Rouge’ Big Thumbs Up

Turns out it’s not just the Wall Street Journal’s Terry Teachout who’s smitten with Boston theater productions. New York Times theater critic Ben Brantley likes them too. Songs to Sin By in a Smashing ‘Moulin Rouge!’ Its pieces zoom through … Continue reading

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Remembering Clark Booth’s Historic Super Bowl Scoop

As the hardworking staff noted some years ago, the legendary Clark Booth – who died yesterday at the age of 79 – was the first journalist to expose the devastating effects of injuries sustained by professional football players. It was … Continue reading

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NYT Ad for Jerry Seinfeld’s Netflix Show Says: ‘Think Smile’

Jerry Seinfeld’s wildly popular Netflix series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee has just dropped its new season on the Streaming Service That Ate Television, which ran this ad in yesterday’s New York Times.     That is, of course, a takeoff … Continue reading

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The Nude York Times (The Met Breuer ‘Like Life’ Edition)

As the hard blushing staff has noted several times, it’s no longer unusual for the Grey Lady to drop the veil and display some rather revealing images. The latest example comes from this full-page ad for The Met Breuer’s exhibit Like … Continue reading

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Slate’s ‘Hang Up and Listen’ Totally Lacks 20-20 Heinz Sight

The hardworking staff yields to no man in our admiration and respect for Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin, hosts of the excellent Hang Up and Listen podcast. But we feel compelled to take issue with last week’s edition in which … Continue reading

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We Have a Winner in Our NYT Money-Making Sweepstakes!

The air has been electric around the Global Worldwide Headquarters ever since we announced our latest Campaign Outsider Sweepstakes (pat. pending). It was occasioned by this ad in the New York Times touting the paper’s umpteenth foray into revenue-enhancing sidelines. … Continue reading

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WSJ Disses NYT, FT, and Bloomberg All in One House Ad

The Wall Street Journal is feeling its oats. Exhibit A7: This full-page ad in yesterday’s Journal. The fine print dismisses even more business publications. The Journal’s tagline is “Read ambitiously.” We’ll see if those maligned publications choose to rebut ambitiously.

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The Grey Lady Is Engaged in Some Serious Housekeeping (2)

Earlier today the hardworking stuff noted that it’s catch-up time at the New York Times. We mentioned the slowbituaries at Overlooked and the shutterbug portfolio published yesterday as Scenes Unseen: The Summer of ’78 . What we forgot was this piece in … Continue reading

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The Grey Lady Is Engaged in Some Serious Housekeeping

It’s catch-up time at the New York Times. Start with the dozen  slowbituaries the Times published last month in its launch of Overlooked, a sort of death notice do-over. Since 1851, The New York Times has published thousands of obituaries: of … Continue reading

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Boston Almost Beats Brooklyn in Guggenheim Fellowships

Well, the Boston area, anyway. Yesterday’s New York Times featured this full-page ad listing the 2018 Fellows (United States and Canada) appointed by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. By our count, the Greater Boston area garnered 17 Fellowships, while … Continue reading

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