Tag Archives: The Missus

Glenn (Not Even) Close in Ad for ‘Sunset Boulevard’ Revival

Back in 1994, the Missus and I trundled down to New York to catch the final performance of Glenn Close in the Broadway production of Sunset Boulevard. As we settled into our seats, this announcement came over the PA system: … Continue reading

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Ben Carson Is So Desperate He’s Sending Mash Notes to Me

So what’s so strange about GOP presidential hopeful Ben Carson (R-Pyramid Scheme) romancing a person such as I? Just that I have a) been a registered independent for almost 40 years and b) never voted in a Republican primary all … Continue reading

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NYT’s Boston Hemingway Piece Features Wrong Wife

Ernest Hemingway is the Moveable Feast of American literature. And the latest entrée comes from Tuesday’s New York Times. A Mutable Feast Batch of Hemingway Ephemera From Cuba Is Digitized BOSTON — Ernest Hemingway was a hoarder. His own prose … Continue reading

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The Art Seen In New York (Magritte/Balthus Edition)

Well the Missus and I trundled down to The Big Town last weekend and say, it was swell. (After, that is, we crawled our way through the Mother-in-Law of All Traffic Jams: From the New York City line to the … Continue reading

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Russel Pergament’s Jewish News Service Is Totally Old Testament

Several days ago the hardreading staff posted an item about the Jewish News Service running this ad in the Boston Herald but not the Boston Globe. We also said we’d try to contact JNS founder (and inveterate publishing bunny) Russel Pergament to ask, among other … Continue reading

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That’s Just So Awkward! (NYT CEO Snubs NYT Edition)

(Tip o’ the pixel to the Missus) Thursday’s New York Times featured this piece on page A8: Britain Will Look at Why BBC Severance Payments Exceeded Contract Terms LONDON — When it comes to the BBC and funding that is … Continue reading

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Dr. Dre’s WSJ Two-Step

From our Ad/Ed Pas de Deux desk Monday’s Wall Street Journal featured this piece that reads like a press release for Beats by Dr. Dre headphones. Beats Electronics Looks to Scratch HTC The maker of the popular Beats by Dr. Dre … Continue reading

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Bogus Headline o’ the Week (NYT MIT Edition)

From Wednesday’s New York Times: Wait – shouldn’t that headline be: M.I.T. Clears Itself In Report After Suicide Of Activist Not to get technical about it. (Tip o’ the pixel to The Missus.)

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Hark! The Herald! (Lame Subscription Edition)

THE BOSTON HERALD WANTS YOU to swell the ranks of its current 17 home subscribers. So it ran this ad in today’s edition: Always Relevant? Seriously? Here’s Page One of the sports section Herald home subscribers received this morning . … Continue reading

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The Puck Stops At The Boston Herald

After the hardreading staff watched last night’s fabulous triple-overtime Stanley Cup final between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Boston Bruins, we trundled off to bed confident that there would be excellent coverage in today’s local dailies. But what did we … Continue reading

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