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Sal Cataldi

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The Day Prince Made Me Cry

(3) Comments | Posted April 22, 2016 | 2:37 PM

To quote the great 70s art-pop bards, 10cc, "big boys don't cry." Only in that song, and in life, sometimes they do.

You may do it when your dog or cat dies. When a romance implodes, when a loved one slips off the mortal coil, when you are faced...

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Flacking With the 'Father of Birth Control' for Cockroaches

(0) Comments | Posted February 10, 2015 | 10:42 AM

Last week brought news that a great man had died, Dr. Carl Djerassi. He was someone I briefly worked with more than 25 years ago, a man who made a deep and lasting impression on me in many ways. And though you probably don't realize it, he is someone who...

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Great Boom Boom Music: Volume One -- Gato's 'Last Tango' Is Top Cat

(1) Comments | Posted September 9, 2014 | 6:41 PM

True music lovers have a soundtrack for everything. There's a disc to play while mopping the floor and one just right for putting contact paper in the cupboard. There are others ideal for Sunday brunching, cramming for aptitude tests, doing federal taxes, trimming your kitty's claws and changing the newspaper...

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What Shall I Be When I Grown Up? Joey Skaggs!

(0) Comments | Posted September 3, 2014 | 4:06 PM

What makes you want to be what you want to be when you grow up?

Like many a person with interests eclectic (writing, music, art, travel and, yes, cash) and the fuzzy liberal arts degree to prove it, I ventured off into the world of periadulthood with nary a...

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Miley Cyrus: PR Genius

(2) Comments | Posted November 27, 2013 | 10:05 AM

Don't let her youth, angular haircuts, barely-there ensembles or the extra-long tongue fool you...

Miley Cyrus is a PR genius, someone who is using the there-in-an instant media landscape to make visual statements as potent as the performance or video works you'll see showcased in your local Modern Art emporium.

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Revealed -- Top Secret PR Strategy of the Bronx Zoo

(3) Comments | Posted May 16, 2011 | 4:58 PM

To mangle the Bard, something's rotten. Not in Denmark, but somewhere far closer and dearer to my heart, at that playground for kids of all ages and nations -- the Bronx Zoo.

Since 1899, the Bronx Zoo has enriched the lives of countless millions of New Yorkers and tourists alike....

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The Holiday Breakup: A Perfect Diet?

(1) Comments | Posted December 30, 2010 | 3:20 PM

With the first waft of Autumn chill, my mind turns to New Year's. Each year, it arrives with the requisite river of cheap California bubbly and forced televised whooppery courtesy of the still ticking Dick Clark, perenially the patron saint of Grecian Formula. And once again, tens of millions of...

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