Tag Archives: Smithsonian

Purdue Pharma’s Opioid Ads Keep Trying To Dull America’s Pain

As the hardtsking staff has previously noted, the fabulously wealthy Sackler family, which unleashed OxyContin on an unsuspecting American public, played a key role in the country’s current opioid crisis. Adding insult to devastating injury, the family’s corporate arm, Purdue … Continue reading

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Opioid-Pushing Sacklers Administer Advertising Methadone

Let us now speak of the Sackler brothers – Arthur, Mortimer, and Raymond – patriarchs of the pharmaceutical-fueled family that has made billions of dollars from the sale of OxyContin, the marketing of which has undeniably triggered America’s current opioid … Continue reading

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MFA Says Security Guards Have No Beef in Contract Tussle

As you splendid readers might recall, on Monday the hardworking staff detailed the ongoing dustup between the Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum Independent Security Union over a new contract and what the union says are irresponsible personnel cuts. Exhibit A: … Continue reading

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MFA = Many Fondled Artworks? That’s What Union Says

Well the Missus and I trundled over to the Museum of Fine Arts on Saturday and what did we find at the Huntington Avenue entrance but union members with picket signs calling for a new contract and restoration of union security … Continue reading

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Time Warner Cable’s CBS Retransmission Rumpus

From our Been There Done That desk Time Warner Cable is embroiled in yet another retransnsmission battle, this time with CBS in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, and elsewhere. From USA Today: Time Warner Cable drops CBS in New York, … Continue reading

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Apple, Schmapple: “The iPad of 1935”

From Smithsonian’s Paleofuture (via the Missus): The April, 1935 issue of Everyday Science and Mechanics included this nifty invention which was to be the next logical step in the world of publishing. Basically a microfilm reader mounted on a large pole, the … Continue reading

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William Fakespeare

If you liked last Saturday’s All Things Considered story about the 18th century Shakespeare forger William-Henry Ireland (as well you should have), you’ll love the book excerpt of Doug Stewart’s The Boy Who Would Be Shakespeare in the June edition … Continue reading

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