Monthly Archives: April 2011

‘Mistah Kurtz – he dead’

MediaBistro’s Fishbowl DC has a thing about CNN/Daily Beast media hall monitor Howie Kurtz, who hit the daily double yesterday in the online dishateria. Hit #1: Mediaite Takes Kurtz to Woodshed Mediaite‘s White House reporter Tommy “I want to punch Wonkette’s dick writers  in … Continue reading

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Does The New York Times Have A Pulitzer Complex?

Interesting juxtaposition in Sunday’s New York Times. From the Public Editor’s column about the Pulitzer Prize celebration at the New York Times last Monday: I was struck by how well-tuned the whole affair seemed to be. At other newspapers, celebrations … Continue reading

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It’s Good To Live In A Two-Daily Town (Sunday Sports Edition)

The Boston Herald has the unfortunate distinction of being one of the few newspapers in America whose Sunday circulation lags behind its daily numbers. Amazing, since the Sunday Herald is STILL ONLY $2 – as opposed the the Boston Globe’s … Continue reading

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Why Sebastian Smee Won A Pulitzer

Last week Boston Globe art critic Sebastian Smee won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for criticism, as the Globe was happy to report: Sebastian Smee, art critic of The Boston Globe, yesterday was awarded the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for criticism. In … Continue reading

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El Anatsui At Wellesley’s Davis Museum

So the Missus and I moseyed out to the suburbs (a rare occurrence) and caught El Anatsui: When I Last Wrote to You about Africa at the Davis Museum. It’s a knockout. From the museum’s website: El Anatsui (b. 1944, … Continue reading

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Bustin’ Boston: Mediaite Whacks Hub Broadcasters

News aggregator/hall monitor Mediaite had a couple of Boston broadcasters on detention this week. First up: Jack Edwards, who calls Boston Bruins games for regional sports outlet NESN. A couple days ago, Boston Bruins announcer Jack Edwards found himself in the news … Continue reading

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The Redemption Unit (Complete Edition)

The Redemption Unit, that zany tale of hijinx and humanity in a 1970s Boston SSI office (previously serialized in this space), is now available in one convenient, well, unit. Ask for it by name.

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Campaign Trail ‘n’ Errors (Reader Comment Edition)

Splendid reader Michael Pahre sent this comment about our GOP presidential hopeful roll call: Since you are calling the roll for declared candidates, undeclared candidates, and possible-to-likely candidates, isn’t there a Wasilla elephant in the room who you are neglecting? … Continue reading

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Campaign Trail ‘n’ Errors (GOP Umpteen Dwarfs Edition)

Ooops. When the hardworking staff called the roll of Republican presidential hopefuls yesterday, we inadvertently omitted a whole nother batch. Via Politico Playbook: #1:   “Jon Huntsman’s resignation from his post in China is effective on April 30 … On … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Retailers Take Swipe At Swipe Fees

Thursday’s Boston Globe and Boston Herald featured full-page ads (sorry, no image found by the hardsearching staff) with this headline: Massachusetts’ U.S. Senators Scott Brown and John Kerry are working for US! The ad – sponsored by the New England … Continue reading

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