Monthly Archives: February 2011

Lies, Damned Lies And Statistics (Public Sector Compensation Edition)

Very passionate op-ed in Wednesday’s Boston Globe by local labor union exec Mark Erlich about the public-sector-union dustup kick started in Wisconsin: Wisconsin is only the most dramatic site of a broader strategy of absolving Wall Street and scapegoating public … Continue reading

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It’s Good To Live In A Three-Daily Town (BRA Edition)

Real estate development in Boston is like a box of chocolates: You never know what you’re gonna get . . . approved. (Although Boston Mayor-for-Life Tom Menino does. Just ask Don Chiafaro.) Regardless, there is some real estate activity underway … Continue reading

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Salon: NYT’s “journalistic obedience”

Tuesday’s New York Times featured a Page One piece about CIA operative Raymond Davis, who allegedly shot and killed two Pakistanis last month, thereby exacerbating the uneasy alliance between Pakistan and the U.S. Problem is, according to Salon.com, the Times sat … Continue reading

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The Mexican Suitcase: WSJ’s Lost Luggage

The Mexican Suitcase, a terrific exhibit at the International Center of Photography, features 4500 photos (rediscovered in 2007) from the 1936-39 Spanish Civil War by legendary shutterbugs Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, and David “Chim” Seymour. As the hardworking staff noted. Four months … Continue reading

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Times Three (The Gray Lady Sings Like A Trio*)

Three from the New York Times: 1) State of the Patent Review (pat. pending) Monday’s Times featured an overview of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, which currently has a backlog of 1.2 million applications. That’s a lot of potential … Continue reading

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Sorry, I Just Can’t Buy Anything From This Local Cakemaker

What in the world possessed Michelle Ryan of Cake (a Lexington custom bakery shop) to allow the Boston Globe to take this photo of her at work: Ms. Ryan seems like a nice, hardworking woman, but really – no hairnet? … Continue reading

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What To Do In The Big Town (Picasso Guitars Edition), Take II

Well, the Missus and I were out and about in the city today and here’s what we discovered (links and graphics to come, since we’re still iPadlocked): * The spectacular Picasso Guitars exhibit at MOMA, which features a stunning array … Continue reading

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What To Do In The Big Town (Andy Warhol Edition), Take II

Well, the Missus and I came down the city and here’s what we found (links and graphics to follow when the hardworking staff returns to the Global Worldwide Headquarters): * The fabulous “Abstract Expressionism: Reloading the Canon” exhibit at Michael … Continue reading

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What To Do In The Big Town (Picasso Guitars Edition)

Well, the Missus and I were out and about in the city today and here’s what we discovered (links and graphics to come, since we’re still iPadlocked): * The spectacular Picasso Guitars exhibit at MOMA, which features a stunning array … Continue reading

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What To Do In The Big Town (Andy Warhol Edition)

Well, the Missus and I came down the city and here’s what we found (links and graphics to follow when the hardworking staff returns to the Global Worldwide Headquarters): * The fabulous “Abstract Expressionism: Reloading the Canon” exhibit at Michael … Continue reading

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