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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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Juul Labs’ Vape-and-Mirrors 21+ Advertising Campaign

Juul Labs, which owns 75% of the e-cigarette market and is valued at over $38 billion, has been running a series of full-page ads in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal that are at best misleading – and … Continue reading

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WSJ’s Peggy Noodnik Writes Again (Amazon/Big Town Edition)

From our Peggy Noodnik desk Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan filed a totally clueless piece in yesterday’s edition about Amazon’s folding like origami in the face of predictable opposition to its proposed headquarters in the Queens neighborhood of Long Island … Continue reading

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Bill Belichick Had Dinner Saturday Night with #MarALardass

Forget the upcoming rumpus over who among the New England Patriots will attend a White House celebration of their latest Super Bowl Championship. Grumpy Lobster Boat Captain Bill Belichick, as Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Gay memorably dubbed him, has … Continue reading

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WSJ Beats Boston Dailies on Bulger Wrongful Death Suit

Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal featured this Zusha Elinson piece about the latest verse in The Ballad of Whitey Bulger. Bulger Was Wary Of Prison Transfer Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger seemed to have good news when he called his attorney … Continue reading

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Ayanna Pressley’s Campaign Makes It in New York, New York

The New York Times took a beating two months ago for whiffing on the defenestration of 10-term incumbent (and potential future House Speaker) Rep. Joe Crowley by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in New York’s 14th Congressional district. Apparently, the Grey Lady has resolved … Continue reading

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NYT Uses Its Journalists Offline, Then Abuses Them Online

As the hardworking staff noted yesterday, the New York Times is increasingly turning its journalists into arm candy for revenue-enhancing commercial ventures, from Times Journey duty to high-powered busine$$ forums. Meanwhile, the Times has stripped its homepage of their bylines. … Continue reading

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