The Boston Globe, among our country's most venerated journalistic institutions, republished a New York Times story about chocolate on its website today. For some reason, the photo it chose to accompany that story on Twitter shows a chocolate butt plug next to a chocolate Santa Claus holding a chocolate butt plug.
Lauren Bacall, the legendary screen star whose career spanned more than fifty years, died yesterday from a massive stroke at 89. Though Bacall was known for her presence onscreen in more than sixty film roles, the Boston Globe memorialized her with, "She was just some wife of a famous guy—the role of a lifetime!"
This weekend, The New York Times Co. sold the Boston Globe to John W. Henry, the owner of the Boston Red Sox. Henry paid $70 million. (Or negative $40 million, by more realistic calculations.) Oddly, several other bidders made higher bids than Henry. Why did the NYT Co. leave that money on the table?
In 1993, the New York Times Co. paid $1.1 billion for the Boston Globe. Hahaha. Ha. Whew. Sorry. The Globe's been a huge financial drag (as you'll recall from one of our least popular posts of 2009), They've been trying to unload the paper for a few years now. Now, they may have actually found a