Tag Archives: The New Yorker

There’ll Always Be a New York Times (Sex Shop Edition)

(With apologies to The New Yorker) Yesterday’s New York Times Thursday Styles section had the Grey Lady showing lots of leg. Raiding the Sex Shop, Eyes Wide Open Fetish wear has woven itself into the fabric of fashion   “Hmm … Continue reading

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Nadal’s Last Stand: Fail Better

The hardrooting staff has long been a fan of Rafael Nadal, the Half-Volley Hamlet of the men’s professional tennis tour. Rafa has been one of the most likable, ferocious, and – openly, sometimes painfully – introspective tennis players the game has ever seen. … Continue reading

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Things Go Better with . . . Koch?

For the past few years, the liberati have been on the Koch brothers like Brown on Williamson. And, apparently, that’s hurt the billionaire industrialists’ feelings. So they’ve launched a $15 million feel-good campaign designed to burnish their image. As part … Continue reading

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The Tale of the the Girlfriend, the Jewish Boyfriend, and the Dog

Maybe it’s just us, but the hardworking staff is starting to see a pattern emerging here. Start with the ubiquitous Lena Dunham’s current piece in The New Yorker. Dog or Jewish Boyfriend? A Quiz Do the following statements refer to … Continue reading

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Our Rick Perry Anti-Redemption Edition

As you splendid readers might – or more likely might not – remember, the hardworking staff recently noted The Weekly Standard’s rehab job on lame duck Gov. Rick Perry (R-Oops), who once again has presidential ambitions. (Far more convincing – … Continue reading

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Hack Attack! Salon’s Brutal Takedown of Bigfoot Journalists

Salon’s Alex Pareene has assembled a Top Ten Hackorama of Political Journalists and it’s a corker (tip o’ the pixel to AlterNet). Pareene blowtorches some of the most notable members of the chinstrokerati, “[channeling] each media figure’s ‘unique’ voice — … Continue reading

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Correction o’ the (Yester)Day

From Thursday’s Boston Globe: The stately local broadsheet made a mistake reviewing “My Mistake”? File under: There but for the grace of God and etc.

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Dead Blogging ‘Jessica Backhaus At Robert Klein Gallery’

Well the Missus and I trundled down to Newbury Street yesterday to catch Once, Still and Forever at Robert Klein Gallery, and say, it was swell. From the RKG press release: SUBLIME COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS BY JESSICA BACKHAUS SHOWN FOR THE … Continue reading

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After This, No Mo

Roger Angell has this fabulous parting gift for the great Rivera in his New Yorker blog. Mo Town Late on yesterday’s dazzling, post-summer afternoon in the Bronx, each batter and infielder moved and ran with his own autumnal sharp-shadow cutout … Continue reading

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FTC To Go Negative On Native Advertising?

The hardtracking staff has been negligent in, well, tracking developments in stealth marketing over the past few weeks. So, the missing links. From Digiday: The New Yorker Goes Native In January, when the Atlantic ran sponsored content on behalf of Scientology, … Continue reading

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