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My Automotive Triumph at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris

The Weekend Wall Street Journal featured this snippet about a new book by Jeffrey Milstein, Paris: From the Air, described by its publisher Rizzoli as “combining daring aerial photography with the restricted airspace over Paris [to provide] both breathtaking and … Continue reading

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Dear Naomi Osaka, Please See Rafael Nadal Re: Mental Health

Women’s tennis alpha gal Naomi Osaka made news this week by announcing that she would not be talking to the press during the French Open. Tennis star Naomi Osaka says she is not going to speak to the media during … Continue reading

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Xavier University Students & Alums Say ‘We’re Number 330!’

The Wall Street Journal’s College Rankings came out on Friday and – no surprise, really – Harvard came up number one. The hardworking staff, however, was more concerned with how our alma mater Xavier University (class of ’71) fared in … Continue reading

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The Arts Seen in NYC (New! Improved? MoMA Edition)

Well the Missus and I trundled down to the Big Town to go a-museuming for a few days and say, it was swell. Just our luck, we arrived on an official Gridlock Alert Day, which meant it took us fully … Continue reading

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South Boston’s 02210 Lands on Wall Street Journal’s ‘Rich Zips’

For the past several years, the hardworking staff has been largely disoriented by Boston’s Waterfront development. Every time we venture there, it seems three new high-rises have sprung up and three dozen parking spaces have disappeared. Still, we were a … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging ‘Hans Hofmann’ at Peabody Essex Museum

Well the Missus and I trundled up to Salem this past weekend to take in Hans Hofmann: The Nature of Abstraction (through January 5) at the expanded Peabody Essex Museum and say, the exhibit was swell although the #newPEM part was a … Continue reading

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Newly Renovated MoMA Is Museum of Modern Arguing

From our Beaten to Death with Croutons desk Here’s what everyone can agree on: New York’s Museum of Modern Art will unveil its four-month, $450 million, 47,000-square-foot expansion on October 21st. Beyond that, it’s strictly an art critic slapfight. Let’s … Continue reading

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Trump Is a Chump™ (WSJ Trump Hotels Advertising Edition)

First, let’s stipulate that Donald Trump is the least self-aware U.S. president since post-stroke Woodrow Wilson. Let’s also stipulate that the Cheeto-in-Chief is more transactional than your neighborhood ATM. As one observer noted, Trump has no standards and no principles … Continue reading

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Rafa! Rafa! Rafa! Nadal’s Signature Victory at the US Open

Rafael Nadal’s monumental win over Daniil Medvedev in yesterday’s U.S. Open men’s singles final was pure Rafa: Dominance, happenstance, hesitance, dominance. Highlights:     The Wall Street Journal’s Jason Gay – as always – captured it perfectly. Let’s be candid … Continue reading

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The Arts Seen in NYC (Pierre Cardin Is Totally Brilliant Edition)

Well the Missus and I trundled down to the Big Town the other weekend to spend some time a-museuming and say, it was swell. After navigating the usual midtown Manhattan mishegas to get to our usual hotel, we took the … Continue reading

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