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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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New York Times Beats Boston Globe on MFA Mummy DNA

The Boston news bakeoff between the Big Town and the Beanie Town usually goes to the local broadsheet, but not yesterday. The New York Times Science section featured this piece by Nicholas St. Fleur. Cracking a Cold Case The F.B.I. … Continue reading

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It’s InternADtional Women’s Day at the New York Times!

As the New York Times notes in this piece today, the 2018 version of International Women’s Day has a special dimension to it. International Women’s Day 2018: Beyond #MeToo, With Pride, Protests and Pressure ROME — In the era of … Continue reading

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Serena Williams Now Looks to Re-produce On the Tennis Court

For those of you keeping score at home, it’s been five months since Serena Williams almost died giving birth to her daughter, Olympia. But now Williams is ready to see her tennis career reborn, as Sports Illustrated notes. Williams restarts … Continue reading

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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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