Tag Archives: Boston Globe

‘I had not thought death had undone so many’ (R.I.P. David Burke)

(Tip o’ the pixel to T.S. Eliot’s The Wasteland) Yesterday’s Boston Sunday Globe knee-buckling obituary pages:           So many undone by death. But this is the one that stood out to us:     David Burke was … Continue reading

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The Day Little Joe Cook Took Me to (Computer) School

Nice Steve Morse piece in yesterday’s Boston Globe about local blues fixture Little Joe Cook, who died last week at the age of 91. Little Joe Cook, at 91; his falsetto on ‘Peanuts’ a huge hit Standing just under 5-foot-4, … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened to ‘The Captain Goes Down with the Ship’?

First there was Francesco Schettino, the idiot captain who literally showboated the Costa Concordia onto some rocks, then fell into a lifeboat before the ship sank. He was the Italian Captain Coward. Now comes the South Korean shipcarnation. From Friday’s Boston Globe … Continue reading

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NYT Also Excels at Boston Marathon Bombings Coverage

As you all undoubtedly know by now, the Boston Globe has won a well-deserved Pulitzer Prize for its Breaking News Reporting of last year’s Marathon bombings. Less noticed locally is the New York Times Feature Photography Pulitzer for Josh Haner’s “moving essay on … Continue reading

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Stop the Presses! Two People Actually Object to Stealth Marketing!

Two people other than the hardtracking staff, that is. As our kissin’ cousins at Two-Daily Town noted last week, Boston Red Sox huckster – sorry, slugger – David Ortiz used the President of the United States as a prop for … Continue reading

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Photo o’ the Day (David Brenner/Frank Zappa Edition)

Here is David Brenner.     And here is David Brenner’s obituary (via the Boston Globe’s AP pickup). David Brenner, 78; comedian seen on ‘Tonight Show’ David Brenner, the gangly, toothy-grinned ‘‘Tonight Show’’ favorite whose brand of observational comedy became a … Continue reading

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‘Breaking Boston’ Breaks Bad in Boston Globe, Better in NYT

Breaking news: The Boston Globe’s redoubtable Matthew Gilbert seems to be back on the TV beat after a brief fling with his Bookish column. And just in time to render judgment on the new A&E series Breaking Boston. Big moments … Continue reading

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Is There Something Wrong with the Official Boston Bombings Story?

Russ Baker at WhoWhatWhy is challenging the accepted narrative of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s actions in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings (tip o’ the pixel to AlterNet). Boston Bomber Carjacking Unravels An exclusive WhoWhatWhy investigation has found serious factual inconsistencies in accounts provided … Continue reading

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Northeastern University’s National Ad Campaign, Part II

As the hardworking staff previously noted, Northeastern University launched an advertising campaign last week that included this full-page ad in the Boston Globe, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. Turns out, we didn’t know the half of … Continue reading

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Dr. Ads: Why Fr. Roy Bourgeois Ran That Boston Globe Ad

So the Doc asked the other day, Who Is Fr. Roy Bourgeois and Why Did He Run an Ad in the Boston Globe? The ad (in part):   And etc. (including a call for people to contact Pope Francis to “request … Continue reading

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