Oh Brother (Blue), Where Wert Thou?

Three-plus weeks after the fact, the New York Times obituarized Boston’s own Brother Blue.

Hugh Morgan Hill, who as the storyteller known as Brother Blue captivated passers-by on the streets of Boston and Cambridge, Mass., with his parables, life stories and idiosyncratic retellings of Shakespeare’s plays, and who became a fixture at storytelling conferences and gatherings in the United States and abroad, died on Nov. 3 at his home in Cambridge. He was 88.

And he was a lot closer to 89 by the time the Times got around to noticing.

Of course, a three-week-delay might be the average for Boston-to-New-York news.

See this NYT piece on the U.S. Senate race to fill Ted Kennedy’s seat. Anything there you didn’t know?




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