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The Redoubtable Joseph Epstein Likes Xavier University!

As the splendid readers of our Two-Daily Town kissin’ cousin know, the hardworking staff is a proud alum of Xavier University, whose basketball team took a Brody  in the NCAA West Regional semifinal. But all is not lost! The Musketeers … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging ‘Picasso to Warhol’ at Lowell Textile Museum

Well the Missus and I trundled up to Lowell over the weekend to catch Artist Textiles: Picasso to Warhol at the American Textile History Museum and, say, it was swell. From their website: The American Textile History Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts … Continue reading

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Leigh Montville Has 20/20 Heinz Sight in WSJ Review

The hardworking staff is a longtime fan of the great W.C. Heinz, and we’re hoping everyone else will catch up with us thanks to the Library of America’s new publication, The Top of His Game: The Best Sportswriting of W.C. … Continue reading

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Correction o’ the Day (NYT Killer Cellphones Edition)

First came this Nick Bilton Disruptions column in Thursday’s New York Times. New Gadgets, New Health Worries In 1946, a new advertising campaign appeared in magazines with a picture of a doctor in a lab coat holding a cigarette and … Continue reading

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Hey! NYC’s MTA Sucks Just Like Boston’s T!

The hardworking staff has long held that the MBTA – Boston’s public (not to be confused with rapid) transit system – is like someone’s hobby. But it’s not just our system that’s the modern-day equivalent of a swayback mare. From Emma G. … Continue reading

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Don’t Free the Pete Rose One!

Full disclosure: In another life, the hardworking staff did seven years in Ohio. Specifically, we were in Cincinnati from 1967 to 1974, and the one thing that kept us sane was this miniature Brooklyn Bridge across the Ohio River to Kentucky. … Continue reading

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The 13th – and Final – Tommy Ashton Basketball Tournament

My cousin Tommy Ashton was murdered in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. From the landmark New York Times Portraits of Grief: Saddest day ever. Since then, Tommy’s sisters Colleen and Mary have shepherded the Thomas Ashton Foundation, which has an … Continue reading

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Sorry, We Just Really Like This

From the Boston Sunday Globe Comics page:     Thank you, Dan Piraro.

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Dead Blogging ‘Gordon Parks: Back to Fort Scott’ at the MFA

Well the Missus and I trundled down to the Museum of Fine Arts the other day to catch Gordon Parks: Back to Fort Scott and, say, it was . . . stirring. From the MFA website: Gordon Parks, one of the … Continue reading

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Quote o’ the Day (NYT Anonymouse Edition)

The (ab)use of anonymous quotes by the New York Times is closely followed not only by the Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan, but also by former New York Sun managing editor Ira Stoll at his SmarterTimes blog. Neither of them, however, … Continue reading

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