Tag Archives: Boston Globe

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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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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Dead Blogging Beethoven’s Ninth in Copley Square

Well the Missus and I trundled downtown yesterday to catch the Handel + Haydn Society’s performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 at the Boston Globe/WGBH Summer Arts Weekend and, say, it . . . swelled. Thanks to the incomparable Brian O’Donovan and … Continue reading

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Headline New Network: This One’s Better

First in what we expect will be a long-running series Boston Globe columnist Scot Lehigh had a smart column on yesterday’s op-ed page.     Except – all due respect, Editorial Page Editor Ellen Clegg – here’s what the headline should have … Continue reading

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See ‘Irving Berlin’ and Never Hear ‘Suppertime’ the Same

As the hardtrundling staff noted the other day, the Missus and I thoroughly enjoyed the excellent Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin production at the Cutler Majestic Theatre. What we derelictly failed to note was Felder’s moving performance of Suppertime, the song Berlin … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging ‘Irving Berlin’ at the Cutler Majestic

Well the Missus and I trundled downtown to catch Hershey Felder As Irving Berlin at Emerson’s Cutler Majestic Theatre (which really is majestic) and, say, it was . . . Swell! Swell! (Your Ethel Merman impersonation goes here.) Hershey Felder – … Continue reading

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Bernie & Phyl Ads Get Phunky

Furniture mavens Bernie & Phyl are like baked beans & cod – New England traditions. For decades the couple – and their kids – have produced the most toe-curling commercials on Boston television. Representative sample:     But now – what should we call … Continue reading

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Newsies: Stop Covering Coverage of Donald Trump

Definition of irony: Journalists lamenting news coverage of Donald Trump’s self-promotional presidential campaign. Representative sample, via the Boston Globe’s Jeff Jacoby. News organizations are under no obligation to provide a platform to every narcissistic buffoon who declares himself a candidate for … Continue reading

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Why Are Mark Halperin and Katie Couric Cavorting with the Romneys?

As the hardworking staff previously noted, Yahoo! News anchor Katie Couric was a (paid?) speaker at this weekend’s Mittapalooza for myriad GOP presidential hopefuls looking for some love – but mostly money – from Mitt Romney’s deep-pocketed friends. But it turns … Continue reading

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