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A Jason Gay Ol’ Time (Rob Gronkowski Edition)

As the hardworking staff has repeatedly noted, Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Gay gets New England sports like few others. His latest: Gronk, Football’s Bouncy Castle Most delightful renaissance in the NFL right now? Easy. Gronk. As in Gronk, Rob Gronkowski, … Continue reading

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The Grey Lady Goes All the (Native) Way

All the signs of the Times were there. From NiemanLab six weeks ago: Native advertising is growing at The New York Times Capital New York give us a look at The New York Times’ native advertising business in a profile … Continue reading

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Round Midnight at the Global Worldwide Headquarters (‘Extravagant’ Anita O’Day Edition)

The hardworking staff has always had a thing for the great Anita O’Day. (She chose that stage name because it was pig Latin for “dough,” which is what she wanted to make.) And lately we’ve been hitting Replay on her … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging ‘The Real Thing’ at Calderwood Pavilion

Well the Missus and I trundled down to the South End to catch the Bad Habit Productions production of Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing and, say, it was real swell. Campaign Outsider Flashback We saw the Broadway production 30 years … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging ‘Horace and Agnes’ at the Griffin Museum

Well the Missus and I trundled out to Winchester yesterday to catch Horace and Agnes: A Love Story at the Griffin Museum of Photography and, say, it was swell. Because Horace and Agnes were there!     The happy couple … Continue reading

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Round Midnight at the Global Worldwide Headquarters (Legendary ‘Arthur’ Edition)

After our Waterloo Sunset interlude the other day, the hardwaxing (nostalgic) staff couldn’t get the Kinks out of our mind’s ear. Especially their greatest album, Arthur. From AllMusic: Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) extends the … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging the New Harvard Art Museums

Well the Missus and I trundled over to Cambridge the other day for a preview of the newly renovated/reinvigorated Harvard Art Museums (Fogg Museum+Arthur M. Sackler Museum+Busch-Reisinger Museum under one – controversial! – roof) and, say, it was swell. First, the … Continue reading

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Round Midnight at the Global Worldwide Headquarters (Waterloo Sunset Edition)

Twice in the past week the hardworking staff has been in local establishments – The Ludlow Shop in Copley Place and Panera on Huntington Avenue – that played a song we haven’t heard in – what? – at least a dozen years.   … Continue reading

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Auction House Bakeoff in NYT!

It’s art auction season in the Big Town, and the Big Houses are having a swell donnybrook in the ad pages of the New York Times. What follows is a representative sample from Sunday’s Grey Lady. Start with Southeby’s.       … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging ‘Awake and Sing!’ at Huntington Theater

Well the Missus and I trundled down to the Huntington Theater last night to catch its new production of Clifford Odets’ Awake and Sing! and say, it was . . . swellish. Let’s start with the blurb the Huntington is using: “Feels … Continue reading

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