All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘New York Times’

Obama Joins the Rest of Twitter in Telling the New York Times to GTFO with This Peas in Guac Insanity

At 1:51 pm ET on Wednesday, July 1st, The New York Times suggested to Twitter that they add green peas to their guacamole. The paper of record told us to trust them. Add green peas to your guacamole. Trust us. http://t.co/7imMY9c2ph pic.twitter.com/oeOMt2qgmh — The New York Times (@nytimes) July 1, 2015 The recipe, by Melissa Clark, is about 90% your …

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Marijuana Legalization Debate Creates Sharp Divide

“The Times They Are a-Changin’” sang Bob Dylan in the title track of his 1964 album by the same name. And very few issues underscore how much they’re changing in modern day America than the movement to legalize marijuana. Although marijuana has been regulated as a drug by every state since the mid-1930s, it was first listed as a Schedule …

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Hilary Duff Rocks Bikini in “Chasing the Sun” Video

Hilary Duff is rocking a black bikini in the video for her comeback single “Chasing the Sun.” The song and video officially released on Tuesday, although it leaked online the day before. Duff described it as a “light and fun summer song.” Colbie Caillat, Toby Gad, and Jason Reeves co-wrote the tune, which Duff hopes “helps people to feel a …

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Maureen Dowd’s Paranoid Pot Ramblings, at Your Fingertips, for Just $6 per Month

Yes, I’m kind of mixing a couple of stories here, but two interesting things happened today in New York Times land. First, the venerable newspaper launched a new digital subscription for Opinions only, and second, columnist Maureen Dowd got really, really high (and lived to tell the tale!). The New York Times has focused their paywall options to allow readers …

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NYC Teacher Contract A “Landmark” Agreement

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a “landmark” labor deal on Thursday with New York City’s largest teachers’ union, the New York Times is reporting. The deal will set the framework for other outstanding contracts with the municipal workforce, officials said. The teachers’ union known as the United Federation of Teachers has been without a contract for four and a half …

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Paulina Gretzky Makes Cover Of Golf Digest

Paulina Gretzky has made the cover of Golf Digest, dressed in a sports bra and form-fitting white pants, much to the dismay of LPGA tour players who believe they don’t get the respect as golfers that they deserve. The issue has come under fire for featuring Paulina Gretzky, who has yet to earn her LPGA playing card and whose claim …

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James Franco Comments On Shia LaBeouf’s Behavior

James Franco may poke fun at himself a bit when he’s with his buddies in films like “Pineapple Express” and “This Is The End”, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t taken a lot of criticism regarding his artsy inspirations and creative decisions. Labeled at times as pretentious and others as unfocused, Franco seems to shrug it off in favor of …

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Woody Allen Responds To Molestation Accusations

Woody Allen asked last week to be allowed to respond to adopted daughter Dylan Farrow’s claims that he molested her in a public forum, and on Friday the New York Times published an op-ed piece containing his defense, plus accusations that his ex, Mia Farrow, coached Dylan to accuse Allen of sexual abuse. Dylan Farrow’s story hasn’t changed over the …

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Woody Allen Finally Responds to Abuse Claims

Woody Allen doesn’t attend award shows and rarely gives interviews. However, the normally shy, reserved 78-year-old film director cannot stay quiet any longer. Finally, after two decades, he is giving his side of the story. On February 1, his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow, 28, renewed her claim that Allen molested her as a 7-year-old child. She posted her accusation in …

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Dylan Farrow Had Op-Ed Piece Turned Down

Dylan Farrow, who saw her op-ed piece containing allegations of sexual abuse against Woody Allen published by the New York Times on Saturday, initially had it rejected by the LA Times. Farrow, who was adopted by Allen and Mia Farrow as a child, says in the piece that Allen began abusing her when she was just seven years old, and …

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Woody Allen May Get Op-Ed Piece Published

When Woody Allen was honored with the Cecil B. Demille lifetime achievement award at this year’s Golden Globes–by his good friend Diane Keaton, who praised him during her speech as she accepted on his behalf–his son Ronan Farrow and ex-wife Mia took to Twitter to express their dismay. “Missed the Woody Allen tribute – did they put the part where …

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Chen Guangbiao Now Trying to Buy Wall Street Journal

Chen Guangbiao, a Chinese businessman and philanthropist completely unknown in the United States before this month, first made news in the United States through his proposal to purchase the New York Times. On January 5, Chen published an opinion piece in the state-owned, Chinese-based paper, the Global Times. In that letter, Chen stated his serious intentions about acquiring the New …

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Edward Snowden Clemency: What Do You Say, Obama?

Edward Snowden is a whistle-blower who exposed the U.S. governmental spy agencies and what they did that infringed on U.S. citizens, as well as some of its allies. He deserves clemency — or even a full pardon from President Barack Obama. That’s the request put forth to President Obama by the New York Times and Britain’s Guardian newspaper, urging him …

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Miley Cyrus’s Bad Reputation Scaring Other Celebrities Away

When you hear the name Miley Cyrus,you most likely think,”what did she do now?”Every week,there is another news story about her crazy antics.Some people see her behavior as a clear cry for help.Others see it as crazy marketing.Whatever the reason for Cyrus’s new attitude and behavior,she has developed a bad reputation.The kind that makes others fear being associated with her.Therefore, …

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Yahoo News Gets Yet Another New York Times Columnist With Matt Bai Hire

Yahoo continues to build its news team, adding Matt Bai as a new Yahoo News National Political Columnist. Bai is the former chief political correspondent for the New York Times Magazine.Yahoo says in his new role he’ll offer “unique commentary and deep analysis of politics in Washington and around the country.” This is the third recent hire from the New …

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Yahoo Taps David Pogue To Lead Tech Coverage

Yahoo announced on Monday that well-known tech columnist, author and TV host David Pogue is joining the company to lead the expansion of its consumer tech coverage. Pogue will publish columns, blog posts and video stories about gadgets, apps and other technology on a new Yahoo site. CEO Marissa Mayer blogged about the news on Tumblr, saying, “Yahoo is in …

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SEO That Helped NYT Investigate Mugshot Sites Shares Further Insights Into Their Rankings

In case you haven’t heard by now, Google pushed out an update late last week aimed at demoting shady sites that prey on people who have publicly available mugshots, and charge them to have the images removed. The New York Times published a big investigative report about the practice and Google’s response. The Times had Doug Pierce, the founder of …

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Alex Rodriguez Sues MLB For “Contract Interference”

Bad boy of baseball, Alex Rodriguez is suing Major League Baseball claiming the league interfered with his contracts and business relationships. Rodriguez claims in the lawsuit that MLB bought the cooperation of the chief witness against him. Rodriguez’s people also claim that Anthony Bosch, the head of the Biogenesis clinic has been paid $5 million by MLB to help force …

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New York Times Latest SEA Target

In a late Tuesday afternoon digital attack, the New York Times, Twitter and The Huffington Post became the latest reported victims of the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA). If you are looking for the latest crossword or list of best sellers, patience is a virtue. The New York Times is offering workaround solutions. Much of Twitter remained accessible and, according to …

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John Henry Buys Boston Globe from New York Times

John Henry, owner of the Boston Red Sox and the Liverpool Football Club is now the new owner of The Boston Globe. Former owners, The New York Times Company, put the Globe up for sale in February due to a decline in circulation. The company says the sale to Mr. Henry will allow them to focus on their flagship title. …

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Anthony Lewis Dies; New York Times Columnist was 85

Anthony Lewis, the author and influential columnist for The New York Times, has died. He was 85 years old. The New York Times is reporting that Lewis died at his home in Cambridge, Massachusetts on Monday, March 25. His wife, former chief justice of the Massachussets Supreme Judicial Court Margaret Marshall, told the newspaper that Lewis died from complications of …

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New York Times Lets Starbucks Customers Inside the Paywall

In what sounds like a completely sensible partnership, The New York Times has announced that readers will have free access to content that’s normally behind the paywall, as long as they’re reading it at Starbucks. Starbucks customers who are logged in to the Starbucks Digital Network can now access up to 15 articles per day. It’s a bit more complicated …

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Major Media Outlets Targeted In Patent Suits

Major media outlets have been named in a series of patent infringement suits related to mobile phone apps and websites. Clouding IP is claiming such media giants as CNN, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Fox News, Time, and Gannett infringe on its patent by “among other things, making using, offering for sale, selling and/or importing products and/or services …

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Fieri Skit SNL Didn’t Air Takes On NY Times Review

If you watch the Food Network–either obsessively, like me, or randomly, like normal people–you’ve probably seen Guy Fieri at least once. He’s the one with the throwback spiky hair and the wardrobe that dates back to 1995 Hot Topic. He “drives” a red convertible around the country to find the best greasy spoons and is also the host of his …

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Hurricane Sandy Prompts Paywall Takedowns at The New York Times, Wall Street Journal

As “Frankenstorm” Hurricane Sandy bears down on the east coast, a few online news sources have decided to make their content freely available to everyone with an internet connection. That means tearing down those paywalls The New York Times is making all of its content free for the duration of the storm. A spokesperson had this to say to Poynter: …

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Arthur O. Sulzberger Dies at 86, “Pentagon Papers” Publisher

If you have been a long-time reader of the well-known American newspaper The New York Times, I am sure you knew who Arthur Ochs Sulzberger was. Sulzberger was very involved with The New York Times, and was the paper’s publisher from 1963-1997. Arthur was not the only one in his family involved within the newspaper-publishing business. His mother, Iphigene was …

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Fake NY Times Article Hurts WikiLeaks’ Credibility

Journalism has many rules that its practitioners must abide by. There are the usual rules like don’t plagiarize and always confirm your sources, but there’s one that I think is the most evil sin of them all – making up stories and passing it off as news. WikiLeaks was the center of a controversy this week involving such a scenario. …

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New York Times Debuts New Chinese Language Website

One of the benefits to China being an emerging market in the world is that there is now the possibility to gain access to 1.6 billion new customers. The New York Times, with its lagging subscriber base, is trying to do just that when they launched a Chinese language version of their site at cn.nytimes.com. They just have to hope …

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Anthony Shadid: Is The New York Times Responsible For His Death?

Anthony Shadid, a respected, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who died last February after suffering a severe asthma attack in Syria, reportedly told his wife that if anything happened to him while he was there reporting, his death would be on the hands of the people at the New York Times. Shadid was on assignment with his employer when he snuck into …

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Flipboard Gets the New York Times and their Paywall

Flipboard, the fashionable reading app for smartphones and tablets, is getting the New York Times. While it’s true readers have always had access to the New York Times articles, they haven’t ever been able to view those in Flipboard’s highly-polished layout. Starting Thursday, all that will change. Flipboard will offer current subscribers everything the New York Times publishes. So if …

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