Monthly Archives: September 2010

Free The Ward Sutton One, II

The hardworking staff received this response after we wondered why Ward Sutton’s Tea Party cartoon did not appear in yesterday’s Boston Globe and, in a rare burst of activity, emailed him: Thanks for the concern and your email. I’m happy … Continue reading

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Free The Ward Sutton One!

Teaser line on the front page of Sunday’s Boston Globe Ideas section: OPINION EXTRA: Ward Sutton’s comics for the Tea Party. Correction in Sunday’s Boston Globe: ■ Note to readers: An item on the front of today’s Ideas section, which was … Continue reading

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Pizza War At BU!, II

From our Pizzapalooza desk: Of course, initial impressions are only one measure of pizza quality. In the burgeoning battle of pizza places at Boston University, there’s also the question of how a slice holds up as leftovers, or – as … Continue reading

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Is Carla Bruni’s Biography Authorized Or Not?

The new biography of French First Lady/Sleeparound Carla Bruni (Carla: Une Vie Secrete) has opened up the family-size can of worms, given its claim that Michelle Obama told Carla she hates being America’s First Lady. But there seems to be … Continue reading

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“Town” & Letdown

Ben Affleck’s new flick “The Town” has debuted to boffo box office and boffo reviews. The Wall Street Journal loved it, the Boston Phoenix lionized it, and in the Boston Globe Dennis Lehane defended it. The Missus and I, not … Continue reading

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Pizza War At BU!

University Grill & Pizza has been a fixture on Commonwealth Avenue in the heart of Boston University for, well, forever. As such, it has seen a variety of food emporiums (ave atque vale, Lollicup King) come and go – mostly … Continue reading

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UMash Boston Globe

Given how badly the University of Massachusetts got whacked as a second-tier school by the Boston Globe earlier this month, how eager do you think UMass officials were to run Friday’s full-page ad in the Globe about coming in #56 … Continue reading

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UMass: We’re Number 56! We’re Number 56!

After taking a beating as a second-tier educational institution in the Boston Globe earlier this month, UMass students, friends and alums rallied to defend the state university, as the hardworking staff duly noted here and here. Now, the Times of … Continue reading

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“Idol” Hands?

From a Thursday Wall Street Journal piece about the quest to replace departed Brutish judge Simon Cowell: News Corp.‘s Fox Broadcasting is close to naming actress and singer Jennifer Lopez and Aerosmith musician Steven Tyler as judges for “American Idol,” … Continue reading

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Brookline’s Recyclorama

Brookline was Bin City on Wednesday as trucks dropped off hundreds of big blue recycling bins (they have wheels!) in front of houses and apartment buildings all across town. The bins (part of Brookline’s new Single Stream Recycling Program)  came … Continue reading

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