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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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Made Yankee Fan in Boston: In Houston They Had a Problem

Game 6 of the 2019 American League Championship Series was a case study in Just What You Expected. Let’s start from the beginning: In the bottom of the 1st, Chad (The Arsonist) Green gave up a three-run homer to Yuri … Continue reading

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Made Yankee Fan in Boston: Goin’ Back to Houston, Houst . . .

Yesterday, in our dour assessment of the New York Yankees’ performance in the 2019 ALCS, we said oy. Today we turn to this old Jewish proverb: One chops wood, the other says Hey! That’s our cue: Hey! The Yankees staved off … Continue reading

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So Far the Yankees Have Folded Like Origami in the ALCS

As a Made Yankee Fan in Boston for the past 45 years, it pains me to say that the 2019 New York Yankees – easily the most likable squad in recent memory – have been their worst selves in this … Continue reading

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Newly Renovated MoMA Is Museum of Modern Arguing

From our Beaten to Death with Croutons desk Here’s what everyone can agree on: New York’s Museum of Modern Art will unveil its four-month, $450 million, 47,000-square-foot expansion on October 21st. Beyond that, it’s strictly an art critic slapfight. Let’s … Continue reading

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Trump Is a Chump™ (WSJ Trump Hotels Advertising Edition)

First, let’s stipulate that Donald Trump is the least self-aware U.S. president since post-stroke Woodrow Wilson. Let’s also stipulate that the Cheeto-in-Chief is more transactional than your neighborhood ATM. As one observer noted, Trump has no standards and no principles … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging ‘Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice’

Well the Missus and I trundled up to the Coolidge Corner Theater yesterday to see the documentary Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice (through September 26) and say, I get the same chills from her singing as I did 50 … Continue reading

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