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New York Times Gives Boston’s ‘Moulin Rouge’ Big Thumbs Up

Turns out it’s not just the Wall Street Journal’s Terry Teachout who’s smitten with Boston theater productions. New York Times theater critic Ben Brantley likes them too. Songs to Sin By in a Smashing ‘Moulin Rouge!’ Its pieces zoom through … Continue reading

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The Arts Seen in NYC (#StraightWhiteMen Preview Edition)

Well the Missus trundled me down to the Big Town for my birthday last weekend and, say, it was swell. (It also marked the start of a year’s worth of my saying, à la Raymond Chandler, that I’m pushing 70 … Continue reading

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WSJ Gives Page One Shoutout to Boston’s ‘Discount Diplomat’

The hardworking staff has noted on numerous occasions the Wall Street Journal’s A-Hed, home of those quirky features that have adorned the paper’s front page since 1943. This weekend’s Journal brings us Andrew Beaton’s international story with a decidedly local flavor. … Continue reading

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Our Media Culpa to WSJ Columnist Jason Gay Re: Rafael Nadal

A week or so ago, the hardworking staff had some stern words for the Wall Street Journal’s Jason Gay over his latest cover story for WSJ. Magazine. The hardworking staff yields to no man in our respect and admiration for … Continue reading

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Some Serious Editorial Mishegas at the Wall Street Journal

WTF, WSJ? First, there’s Kali Hays’s piece in yesterday’s WWD (tip o’ the pixel to The Missus). WSJ Reorganization Continues as Editors Reapply for Positions The Wall Street Journal has been slowing moving forward with its restructuring. The Wall Street Journal is … Continue reading

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WSJ = Worst Sports Judgment Ever in WSJ. Magazine Cover

The hardworking staff yields to no man in our respect and admiration for Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Gay, but his cover story in today’s WSJ. Magazine is a flatout bad joke. First, there’s the cover itself. Reclaims his throne? … Continue reading

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WSJ Disses NYT, FT, and Bloomberg All in One House Ad

The Wall Street Journal is feeling its oats. Exhibit A7: This full-page ad in yesterday’s Journal. The fine print dismisses even more business publications. The Journal’s tagline is “Read ambitiously.” We’ll see if those maligned publications choose to rebut ambitiously.

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A Jason Gay Ol’ Time (Red Sox/Yankees Rivalry Edition)

From our blessedly endless series Leave it to the redoubtable Wall Street Journal columnist (and Massachusetts native) Jason Gay to nail the New! Improved! Boston Red Sox/New York Yankees basebrawl rivalry. Gay’s latest piece begins in his usual leisurely style. … Continue reading

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David St. Hubbins Was Way Out Front the Current Curling Craze

If you splendid readers have any doubts that curling is all the rage among Olympic sports, this Kansas City Star piece by Pete Granthoff should quell them. Mr. T loves watching Olympic curling. ‘You heard me, curling Fool!’ Like clockwork, the sport … 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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