Tag Archives: Paris

That’s Just So Sad (MBTA Edition)

It’s never good when Boston compares itself to major-league cities, especially in the rapid-transit category. But here comes the Boston Globe’s Derrick Jackson bragging on the MBTA’s planned Night Owl experiment in his op-ed column yesterday. The T’s chance to … Continue reading

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Why The WSJ Is A Great Newspaper (Picasso Sculpture Edition)

The Weekend Wall Street Journal devotes three full pages to a piece chronicling the quest by one of Pablo Picasso’s granddaughters to catalogue the more than 2000 sculptures created by the 20th Century’s greatest artist. A PICASSO HEIR’S EPIC HUNT … Continue reading

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Travels With The Missus On The Côte d’Azur

Well the Missus and I trundled over to the French Riviera for our 30th wedding anniversary (and to walk in the footsteps of Alicia Markova in advance of the Missus’ forthcoming book), and here’s how it went . . . … Continue reading

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‘After I Kind Of Straighten My Tie’

Ever since WGBH (We’ve Gotten Bone Headed) dumped Eric in the Evening, the hardlistening staff has been tuning into TSF, the Paris jazz station we favor in the City of Light Service. Tonight, we heard Nat Cole’s version of “Walkin’ … Continue reading

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Dear WGBH: This. Totally. Blows. (III)

So it’s 12:10 am and the hardworking staff is listening to some opera thing on Classical New England 99.5 FM and trying to write and it’s JUST NOT RIGHT. (Before you Cosi fan tutteniks get all lathered up, it’s not … Continue reading

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The T Is Like Somebody’s Hobby

The Missus and I decided to trundle down to the South End Open Studios yesterday, so we went to the Green Line’s Brookline Village station about 1:30 to catch an inbound trolley. And we waited. And waited. And waited until … Continue reading

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Quelle Horreur: No More Franc Exchanges For The French

Sad news (or quel fromage, as we say at the Global Worldwide Headquarters): The storied currency of France is now officially defranct. From Sunday’s New York Times: As Old Francs Expire, France Makes a Small Mint PARIS — Greece may … Continue reading

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It’s Good To Live In A Two-Times Corp. Town (Manet At The D’Orsay Edition)

Some of the hardworking staff’s friends (yes, we’ve got friends) have proudly proclaimed that they’ve dumped the Boston Globe in favor of its kissin’ cousin New York Times because “there’s nothing worthwhile in the Globe.” Not so fast, dropniks. Case … Continue reading

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Banner Days For European Museums?

From Monday’s New York Times: European museums are reeling from culture shock these days. Long reliant on government subsidies, they avoided the layoffs, salary cuts and ticket increases that struck American museums hard in 2009 when the endowments upon which … Continue reading

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