Author Archives: Campaign Outsider

U.S. Trusts Donald Trump Over Religious Leaders, News Media

(With apologies to Herman Melville) Whenever the hardworking staff finds itself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in our soul; whenever we find ourselves involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear … Continue reading

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The Arts Seen in NYC (New! Improved? MoMA Edition)

Well the Missus and I trundled down to the Big Town to go a-museuming for a few days and say, it was swell. Just our luck, we arrived on an official Gridlock Alert Day, which meant it took us fully … Continue reading

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Three-Way Tie in New York Times ‘Year in Pictures’ Bakeoff!

One of the cherished holiday traditions here at the Global Worldwide Headquarters is the annual Running of the Photographers in the New York Times’s Year in Pictures special section. (Past bakeoff winners, if you’re keeping score at home.) From the Times … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging Ballets Russes Photos at Russian Icon Museum

Well the Missus and I trundled out to Clinton over the weekend to catch Emil Hoppé: Photographs from the Ballets Russes (through March 8) at the Museum of Russian Icons and say, it was swell. Emil Otto Hoppé and the … Continue reading

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South Boston’s 02210 Lands on Wall Street Journal’s ‘Rich Zips’

For the past several years, the hardworking staff has been largely disoriented by Boston’s Waterfront development. Every time we venture there, it seems three new high-rises have sprung up and three dozen parking spaces have disappeared. Still, we were a … Continue reading

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Rafael Nadal Makes History, Roger Federer Makes $neakers

This past weekend Rafael Nadal led Spain to its sixth Davis Cup championship, winning all eight of his matches (five singles, three doubles) without dropping a set. Nadal’s 6-3, 7-6(7) victory over Canada’s Denis Shapovalov that clinched the title on … Continue reading

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Springfield Museum Ghosts Contributors of Works to Exhibits

Well the Missus and I trundled west the other day to check out the – five, count ’em five – Springfield Museums and say, the exhibits were swell. But their attribution? Not so much. First we went to The Michele and Donald D’Amour … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging ‘Hans Hofmann’ at Peabody Essex Museum

Well the Missus and I trundled up to Salem this past weekend to take in Hans Hofmann: The Nature of Abstraction (through January 5) at the expanded Peabody Essex Museum and say, the exhibit was swell although the #newPEM part was a … Continue reading

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Zippy the Pinhead Misses the Boat on Boston’s Lobster Mickey

The hardworking staff yields to no man in our respect and admiration for Bill Griffith’s Zippy the Pinhead comic strip. But today’s strip in the Boston Globe is, well, kind of chuckleheaded. Notice the caption lower right: “Real Statue in … Continue reading

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GateHouse Media’s Free-Rent Sweepstakes a Gate-and-Switch

Imagine the hardworking staff’s delight when we received an email from GateHouse Media with the subject line Win a Mortgage-Free or Rent-Free Year!       Excellent! (We’ll pass over in silence the inconvenient fact that up to $15,000 would … Continue reading

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