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Where in the World Is Janet Langhart? Back on Tour with Anne Frank & Emmett Till

The hardworking staff is certain you splendid readers remember Janet Langhart  (currently Janet Langhart Cohen), whose Boston resumé includes a 1981 stint on WCVB’s “Five All Night” with Matt Siegel – and a bonus Robin Young cameo (at 3:57).   … Continue reading

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Sacklers Buy More ‘Adulgences’ for Triggering the Opioid Crisis

As the hardtsking staff has previously noted, there’s ample evidence that the fabulously wealthy Sackler family, which unleashed OxyContin on an unsuspecting American public, played a key role in the country’s current opioid crisis. And yet . . . Their … Continue reading

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Strange Adfellows for Net Neutrality: AT&T and . . . Burger King?

As the rumpus over the fate of net neutrality continues, it’s not just 21 states and the District of Columbia pushing back against the FCC decision to neuter neutrality. It’s also advertisers. Exhibit AT&T: This full-page ad that’s been running … Continue reading

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Donald Trump’s Hooded Father Got Busted at a 1927 Klan Riot

From our Doesn’t Fall Far From the Tree desk As the world wonders whether the president of the United Staes is a racist, the hardworking staff was reminded of Adam Hochschild’s piece in the New York Review of Books last … Continue reading

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WSJ and NYT Agree: John Lithgow Totally Gets Ring Lardner

For years now, the hardworking staff has expressed not fulsome (which means “effusive, excessive, or insincere praise”) but full-throated admiration for the work of Ring Lardner, who is either a minor major 20th century American writer or a major minor 20th … Continue reading

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NYT to Run New ‘Truth Has a Voice’ Ad During Golden Globes

The New York Times is continuing its year-long Truth campaign with this spot on Sunday’s Golden Globes broadcast, spotlighting its coverage of sexual harassers from Weinstein to O’Reilly to dozens more.   According to Ad Age reporter Ann-Christine Diaz, “[the] … Continue reading

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WSJ Print Advertising Touts WSJ-Produced Native Advertising

From the Russian Nesting Ads desk at Sneak Adtack This week the Wall Street Journal started running tag-team ads in its print edition that direct readers to digital ads created by the paper’s in-house native advertising shop. This quarter-page ad, for … Continue reading

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Time’s Up for Lena Dunham in the Ranks of the Sisterhood

Harvey Weinstein Fallout, Exhibit Umpteen: A group of high-profile show business women have formed a group called Time’s Up, which describes itself as “a unified call for change from women in entertainment for women everywhere.” New York Times culture reporter … Continue reading

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Todd Heisler Wins NYT ‘Year in Pictures’ Bakeoff

As you splendid readers doubtless realize by now, the hardlooking staff annually tallies the  results of the New York Times Year in Pictures review. And that time-honored tradition continues with this year’s edition. Header: Tragedy. Triumph. Trump. Photographs that tell … Continue reading

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U.S. Tobacco Companies Run Ads Attacking Themselves

From our M.C. Escher desk Yesterday, this full-page ad ran in about 50 major U.S. newspapers.   And for the next year, this TV spot will run five times a week during prime time on ABC, NBC, and CBS.     … Continue reading

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