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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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The Difference Between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic

Here’s Novak Djokovic after his grueling five-set comeback victory over Jannick Sinner in their Wimbledon men’s singles quarterfinal on Tuesday. And here’s Rafael Nadal after his grueling five-set comeback victory over Taylor Fritz in Wimbledon men’s single quarterfinal yesterday. Draw your … Continue reading

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The New York Times ‘Omituary’ of Hells Angel Sonny Barger

Hells Angels poster thug Sonny Barger has finally joined the choir invisible, as New York Times obituary reporter Clay Risen detailed the other day. Sonny Barger, Face of the Hells Angels, Dies at 83 He cultivated the motorcycle club’s outlaw … Continue reading

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I Was So Wrong About Cincinnati’s Abandoned Subway System

I did seven years in Ohio from the late ’60s to the mid-’70s, as I’ve detailed elsewhere. Ever since then I’ve believed three things I was told about the Cincinnati Subway System That Never Was. 1) It was built in … Continue reading

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Why Rafa Is So Special As a Tennis Player – and a Person

Yesterday, as you no doubt already know, the great Rafael Nadal won his 14th French Open men’s singles title and his 22nd Grand Slam tournament title by defeating Norway’s Casper Ruud 6-3, 6-3, 6-0. Nutshell video. Afterward, Rafa detailed some … Continue reading

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NY Mag: Why No One Should Root for Celtics in the NBA Finals

Will Leitch, the normally level-headed contributing editor at New York Magazine, filed a piece the other day under the headline, Why You Should Root for the Warriors in the NBA Finals. The headline, however, really should have been, Why No … Continue reading

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