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Dead Blogging ‘Frank Bowling’s Americas’ at Boston’s MFA

Well the Missus and I trundled over to The Fens the other day to catch Frank Bowling’s Americas (through April 9) at the Museum of Fine Arts and say, it was swell. “Modernism belonged to me also.” So resolved British … Continue reading

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Ring Lardner’s Fall Classic, ‘A World’s Serious’

Since last night’s rainout of the Astros-Phillies game left the baseball-loving universe with nothing new to chew over for most of today, the hardwaiting staff thought it might be helpful to provide you with something old to chew over. This … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Angela Lansbury: The Missus & I Loved You on Broadway

As the Missus said last week, thank God Angela Lansbury didn’t pass away during – and I’m paraphrasing here – England’s Long Goodbye to QE II. Then again, Angela Lansbury’s timing was always impeccable. It allowed, for example, Daniel Lewis’s lovely … Continue reading

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NYT’s ‘M*A*S*H’ Retrospective Lacks 20/20 Heinz Sight

Page One of yesterday’s Arts section in the New York Times featured James Poniewozik’s big takeout on the 5oth anniversary of the seminal television dramedy, “M*A*S*H.” ‘M*A*S*H’ at 50: War Is Hell(arious) Five decades ago, “M*A*S*H” anticipated today’s TV dramedies, … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging ‘Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love’ at PEM

Well the Missus and I trundled up to Salem yesterday to catch the Patrick Kelly exhibit (through November 6) at the Peabody Essex Museum and say, it was swellegant. Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love celebrates the career and legacy of fashion … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging ‘The Art of Croquet’ at the Fuller Craft Museum

Well the Missus and I trundled down to Brockton the other day to check out the Fuller Craft Museum’s current exhibits and say, they were swell. The main event is Interpreting Change: Weavers’ Guild of Boston – 1922 – 2022 (through October … Continue reading

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$10m for a Mickey Mantle Topps Card? Bid on *My* Autograph!

Last night, as I was working my way through the Sunday New York Times (there really should be a federal subsidy for doing that, don’t you think?), I came across this full-page ad in the A section. Seriously – a … Continue reading

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The Hardworking Staff Is Moonlighting At *Ask Doctor Ads*

As many of you splendid readers might (or might not, if we’re being realistic) have noticed, the hardworking staff has been largely AWOL from the Global Worldwide Headquarters in recent months. We can explain. Certain persons highly positioned in the … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging ‘Regarding America’ at the Addison Gallery

Well the Missus and I trundled up to Andover yesterday to wander around Phillips Academy’s Addison Gallery of American Art and say, it was swell. The major exhibit there right now is Regarding America: 19th-Century Art from the Permanent Collection (through July … Continue reading

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How ‘King Tut’ Exhibits Have Evolved Over the Past Fifty Years

About a week and a half ago, the Boston Sunday Globe featured this full-page ad in the Arts section. The BeyondKingTut website touts the Boston opening this way. WORLD PREMIERE Opens on July 8th at SoWa Power Station in Boston … Continue reading

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