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08.13.09 Bucky Turco

The New York Times created one of its neat interactive panoramas detailing the control room for NBC’s “Today” show. It allows curious readers to hover around and take a look at all the hi-tech equipment that helps make the daily program run frantically smooth. Amongst the monitors, sound boards, and live video feeds though, the […]

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07.31.09 Bucky Turco

The preeminent authorities on graffiti, the Daily News, slapped together photographs of murals and legal walls for a contrived photo essay that attempts to offer some background on the aerosol art form. But there’s one major problem. There’s no actual graffiti, you know, the illegal kind that spawned the entire movement and stills serves as […]

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07.15.09 Bucky Turco

As the art world mourns the death of Dash Snow, media outlets like the New York Post are using it as an opportunity to promote the paper. The gossipers at Page Six write, “Snow made collages that incorporate copies of The Post, which he told Page Six two years was his favorite paper.” Yea, his […]

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06.09.09 Bucky Turco

After Andrea Peyser’s unsuccessful attack on the new car-free Times Square, the New York Post dispatched two more “reporters” to the scene and later deployed a catchy headline. This time around they didn’t find European tourists puffing cigarettes in between layovers at Newark, but did spot some “hot-dog wrappers” and “McDonald’s bags.” Evidently, there’s a […]

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06.04.09 Bucky Turco

While it’s true that they’re not the most internet savvy bunch—hell Rap Radar can’t even get a properly functioning search box on their well funded website—who would have thought they’d be so dopey as to forward internal emails detailing the ease of getting one of those Eminem “exclusives” they so brazenly boast about? As you […]

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06.03.09 Bucky Turco

Rap Radar, a Hip Hop blog funded by Eminem’s manager Paul Rosenberg, scored an “exclusive” email Q/A with Eminem and wants you all to know that the stunt with Bruno at the MTV Movie Awards? Totally staged! No seriously, it was fake. Eminem even admitted he was in on it. So just in case you […]

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05.20.09 Bucky Turco

As NYC gives into the media spread Swine Flu epidemic and announces the closing of yet another school, other nations are asking the Word Health Organization to stop scaring the shit out of people. From Britain to the Far East, countries are requesting the global agency to “tread softly on pandemic elevations.” |DigitalJournal| […]

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05.19.09 Bucky Turco

This past Sunday, the Associated Press reported that illegal gun purchasing rapper T.I. would only have to serve 2 months in prison instead of the 1 year and 1 day he was sentenced to, claiming that 305 days of house arrest would go towards his term, but they got the story wrong. And shockingly, it […]

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05.08.09 Bucky Turco

In addition to providing kindling for track fires in the subways, the free Metro paper is also great at getting stories completely wrong. In this article about the New York Street Advertising Takeover they get it wrong right from the outset: “One night not long ago while the city either partied or slept, a band […]

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Bucky Turco

After scooping Vibe and posting their list of the Top 50 Hip Hop Blogs we knew there would be some controversy about who did and didn’t make the cut. Besides the collective disbelief that ThisIs50 was not included among other notables (Ill Roots, RealTalkNY), the biggest source of controversy by far was the #10 spot […]

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