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Ickiest Quote o’ the . . . Ever (Donald Trump Edition)

From our Quote o’ the Day desk Yesterday, Politico (who else? well, maybe BuzzFeed) ran this exhaustive/exhausting listicle. The 199 Most Donald Trump Things Donald Trump Has Ever Said Would you vote for this man? 1. “… don’t let the … Continue reading

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The Arts Seen in Western Mass. (Summer of Whistler Edition)

Well the Missus and I trundled out to the Berkshires for a couple of days last week to catch this & that and, say, it was . . . swelling with people. Upon our arrival in Williamstown we headed right to … Continue reading

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When Hillary Met Snapchat . . .

The 2016 presidential hopefuls are on mobile platforms like Brown on Williamson. Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, WhatsApp – WhatsEver. But it’s not always pretty. Case in point: Hillary Clinton’s baptism by Snapchat this week. The call:     The response:   … Continue reading

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When a Nation Forgets Its Own Clichés (‘Hanker Down’ Edition)

From our neverending Language Police blotter As always, the hardworking staff is on the differently clichéd beat like Brown on Williamson. And the past several months have provided a myriad of mangled phrases. Call the roll: • Back in November, David Mark, co-author … Continue reading

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DeVito/Verdict on Bernie & Phyl’s New York Advertising Agency: Dumb as a Mattress of Rocks

Bernie & Phyl’s, which for a long time ran the most cringeworthy television spots in the history of New England advertising, now has a hotshot New York ad agency – DeVito/Verdi – and a smart, funny TV campaign that features old-time videoclips with funky new narratives. Representative … Continue reading

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Civilians Who Run Full-Page Ads in the New York Times (Howard Jonas Edition)

From our endless series Funny how often these ads appear in the Saturday New York Times, which has the cheapest advertising rates for the week. Regardless . . . from Saturday’s Grey Lady:     Nuts to Obama graf:   … Continue reading

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NYT Goes All RBF (Resting Bitch Face)

Leave it to the New York Times to say cow, see cow. From Jessica Bennett’s Page One piece in the Sunday Styles Section: Cursed With a Death Stare The Internet meme known as RBF points to the perils of the serious … Continue reading

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Boston City Hall Plaza Gets Some National Love

Much-maligned Boston City Hall Plaza has been getting some good press lately, especially in the Boston Globe, for efforts to spruce/lively it up. And now Boston Mayor Marty Walsh’s relentless red-brick-revival is garnering national recognition, via the Wall Street Journal’s Jon Kamp. … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging ‘Colossal’ at Company One Theatre

Well the Missus and I trundled down to Calderwood Pavilion in the South End last night to catch the Company One Theatre production of Colossal and man, it was moving – in virtually every sense of the word. Andrew Hinderaker’s play … Continue reading

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A Jason Gay Ol’ Time (Boston 2024 Edition)

From our long-running Jason Gay Ol’ Time series The five-ring monte game that Store 2024 ran in Boston this past year has, mercifully, come to an end. And Boston native Jason Gay gave it a proper burial in his Wall Street Journal … Continue reading

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