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As the nation observes Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and considers what progress America has made (and what it has not) in combating racism and social inequality, it is hard to think of a time when the eponymous civil rights pioneer was a divisive leader among even liberals and blacks. But in 1967, just a […]

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New York media nostalgists may find occasion to get misty-eyed this morning as the New York Observer launches its revamped look, featuring smaller pages, a tabloid layout, and white — not pale pink — paper. Joseph Meyer, CEO of Observer Media Group, explained the change in an internal memo published by Capital New York. Our new print format, […]

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Back in October, the New Jersey Star-Ledger endorsed Chris Christie for a second term as governor of that state, citing his “remarkable political talent” and “skill at playing Trenton’s inside game” while admitting it had “deep reservations” about him as a public official. It was a strange, bifurcated endorsement, and now, Tom Moran, the paper’s editor, sounds […]

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Did you get all that? The Moonshiner, a newspaper/art piece from Jack Laughner and Peter J Hoffmeister, hopes to raise awareness about the police state the pair says we’re all living in. And though there’s plenty of real evidence in New York City to support that claim, the two artists created a fictional narrative around a character […]

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In early December, Newsday decided to suspend its failing paywall strategy and free up its content as part of a Radio City Musical sponsorship that ran until the first few days of January. I’m no expert, but based on these figures from Alexa, they may want to reconsider. […]

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The “rape-rap nix” is neither a new dance move nor a form of anti-rape hip-hop—it’s simply the latest in headline magic by those alliteration alchemists at the New York Post, makers of the sext blitz (seen here), Surrender Monkeys, STAB BABY, and other catchy phrases. […]

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The New York Post‘s circulation has dropped 30% and it’s getting murdered by it’s dreaded rival, the New York Daily News, in online readership. Certainly Rupert Murdoch’s increasingly retarded web strategy won’t help to change that.|New York Times| […]

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There are many reasons why the New Orleans Times Picayune is a great newspaper, and this is one of them: the paper’s website, Nola.com, has this “Your Photos” function where visitors to the site can upload their own pictures onto the website. And it appears as though this nice young lady, with the assistance of […]

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Nowadays, print media is purposeful for everything but reading or selling ads. Take this “Laptop Case for Macbook Pro Against Crime.” It uses newspapers as a clever disguise to guard against would be thieves. You can buy one for $85 or go the more frugal DIY route: hit a newsstand, save $84. |DVICE| […]

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