Knoxville’s ‘Big Ears’ festival draws praise in the NYT

The whole thing seemed too smart and feisty and multigenerational to live, at least in this country. But it’s not presented by a scratchy nonprofit; it’s run by AC Entertainment, one of the founders and producers of the enormous Bonnaroo festival, and manager-operator of those historic Knoxville theaters. It has a fighting chance. — More.

As the NYT has noted before, pull up a “couch” and enjoy.

(Via Mayor Rogero and Jennifer Lawson)


NYT takes a bath on sale of the Boston Globe

The Times bought it 20 years ago for $1.1 billion. It sold it to the Boston Red Sox owner for $70 million.

Here’s the NYT piece. And here’s the Globe’s.

Frank Caprio     @frankcaprio John Henry (former Hedge Fund mgr and current Red Sox owner) paid less for the Boston Globe than the contract for outfielder Carl Crawford.

Actually, quite a bit less.

The gold standard in the newspaper industry just became the rust standard.

The NYT’s Tesla tussle

NYT’s Public Editor: Did he use good judgment along the way?  Not especially.  In particular, decisions he made at a crucial juncture – when he recharged the Model S in Norwich, Conn., a stop forced by the unexpected loss of charge overnight  – were certainly instrumental in this saga’s high-drama ending.

In addition, Mr. Broder left himself open to valid criticism by taking what seem to be casual and imprecise notes along the journey, unaware that his every move was being monitored.