Tag Archives: Boston Globe

Really? We’re Now Deconstructing Donald Trump’s Neckties?

The hardworking staff couldn’t help but notice that two major newspapers yesterday addressed the eccentric neckwear practices of the President of the United States. Exhibit A: Beth Teitell’s piece in the Boston Globe. Trump’s ties? Now that’s a long story. President’s … Continue reading

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CFA Society Boston Should Just Set Its Ad Money on Fire

The hardworking staff has to admit that we’d never heard of CFA Society Boston until it start running full-page newspaper ads like this one in yesterday’s Boston Globe.     The group also ran an ad in Monday’s Wall Street Journal … Continue reading

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Fred Taylor, Gil Scott-Heron, and the Bicentennial Blues

Sad to say, Saturday’s Boston Globe featured this front-page probituary of Boston jazz impresario Fred Taylor. Another blow to the local jazz scene: Legend Fred Taylor fired ousted at Scullers Fred Taylor, a legendary figure on the Boston jazz scene since … Continue reading

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Why Boston Isn’t New York (Billy Joel Concert Edition)

Full disclosure: The hardworking staff grew up in Manhattan, but we’ve lived in Boston for the past 42 years. So we can’t help noticing the yin and yang of the two cities. Latest example: The Billy Joel concert index. Yesterday’s … Continue reading

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Weekly Standard Whacks Mike Dukakis Re: Ethel Rosenberg

Julius and Ethel Rosenberg may have been executed in 1953 for conspiring to pass atomic secrets to Russia, as this  Los Angeles Times front page noted.       Except they haven’t really. During the past six decades, the Rosenbergs have been subject to more … Continue reading

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Did Bill Belichick Really Cash a Belicheck for Donald Trump?

It’s 12:47 on Election Day at the Global Worldwide Headquarters and this just came over the transom, via Mike Florio of NBC Sports. At New Hampshire rally, Trump reads letter supposedly from Belichick The coach who typically says as little as … Continue reading

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Positively 231st Street: Bob Dylan, the Bronx, and Me

In the summer of 1966, the Jack & Agnes Carrolls misguidedly moved from 89th and Third in Manhattan to Brookview Road in Windsor, CT – a town that lacked virtually everything, including sidewalks. I did not go with them. Hell, I … Continue reading

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MFA Says Security Guards Have No Beef in Contract Tussle

As you splendid readers might recall, on Monday the hardworking staff detailed the ongoing dustup between the Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum Independent Security Union over a new contract and what the union says are irresponsible personnel cuts. Exhibit A: … Continue reading

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MFA = Many Fondled Artworks? That’s What Union Says

Well the Missus and I trundled over to the Museum of Fine Arts on Saturday and what did we find at the Huntington Avenue entrance but union members with picket signs calling for a new contract and restoration of union security … Continue reading

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When a Nation Forgets Its Own Clichés (‘Drudge Up’ Edition)

From our That’s Just Sad desk Every now and again the headscratching staff chronicles the mangled phrases of the differently clichéd among us and, man, they are legion. So here’s another roll call, dating back 12 months. • Last August, … Continue reading

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