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Quote o’ the Day (Bruins Wild Card – Really? – Edition)

From our Late to the Shooting Party desk The headscratching staff yields to no man in our admiration for Boston Globe sports scribe Amalie Benjamin, but her game report yesterday cannot go unnoted. Bruins falter in shootout Roy’s goal gives … Continue reading

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NYT: Bostonians Don’t Care How They Look

From our Late to the Spending Party desk The hardworking staff has been occupied with one thing and another lately, so we missed this piece in the New York Times Sunday Review section. What People Buy Where CONSPICUOUS consumption is everywhere, … Continue reading

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Round Midnight at the Global Worldwide Headquarters (Guitar-Gently-Weeping Prince Edition)

Hard on the heels of the hardtracking staff’s post about the classic guitar duet between George Harrison and Eric Clapton comes this performance of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” –  featuring Prince, Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynne, and Dhani Harrison (the … Continue reading

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NYT’s David Barboza Is One Kick-Ass Reporter

The hardworking staff has long admired the work of New York Times correspondent David Barboza, who, according to the Times website, “was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting ‘for his striking exposure of corruption at high levels of the Chinese … Continue reading

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Wall Street Journal’s ‘Eve of De(con)struction’

The hardworking staff freely admits that we’re hooked on the Wall Street Journal’s great Anatomy of a Song series. Representative samples: Friday’s addition, by Steve Dougherty: Still on the ‘Eve of Destruction’ When it reached No. 1 on the Billboard … Continue reading

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Round Midnight at the Global Worldwide Headquarters (Earworm-Chasing ‘Badge’ Edition)

Whenever the hardworking staff gets an earworm (see, for example, here), we turn to the greatest rock-and-roll love-triangle tune ever to unearth it. (Great photos.)     George Harrison aced out Eric Clapton and married Patti Boyd in 1966. Forty years … Continue reading

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Boston’s MFA: We’re Not Stalking Our Visitors

Friday’s Wall Street Journal featured this eye-popping piece by Ellen Gamerman on museums and Big Data. When the Art Is Watching You Museums are mining detailed information from visitors, raising questions about the use of Big Data in the arts One morning … Continue reading

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WSJ: Renzo Is Harvard Art Museum’s Piano Man

(With apologies to Billy Joel) Sing us a song, you’re the piano man, Sing us a song tonight. Well we’re all in the mood for a melody, And you’ve got us feeling alright. As the hardworking staff previously noted, the new … Continue reading

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Jimmy Faillon – Sorry, Fallon – Gives Murky Mark a Free Pass

Marked Mark Wahlberg, who has to be wishing he never sought a pardon for his entirely racist past, turned up on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night to promote his new movie, The Gambler. And hit the jackpot – … Continue reading

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When a Nation Forgets Its Own Clichés . . .

. . . well, that’s just sad. The hardworking staff has plied the differently clichéd beat for quite some time now, but this week we had our first twofer: A pair of mangled phrases in the course of one day. Begin with this piece from … Continue reading

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