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Remembering Anne Rice (Biting Tom Cruise’s Neck Edition)

Popular and prolific author Anne Rice died last week at the age of 80, as Neil Genzlinger noted in this New York Times obituary. Anne Rice, Who Spun Gothic Tales of Vampires, Dies at 80 She wrote more than 30 novels, including … Continue reading

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Revisiting Boston Garden, ‘The Old Barn on Causeway Street’

The building was forty-one years old [in 1969]. Hard years. In a cramped and shopworn corner of the city, one flight up from the train station, surrounded by elevated subway tracks and an elevated highway that kept sunshine and clean … Continue reading

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So to Conclude: The Red Sox Were *Not* the Team o’ Destiny

But the Atlanta Braves still might be. First, the sad demise of the Crimson Hose, as narrated by the Boston Globe’s resident darn-those-Sox scribe Dan Shaughnessy. Red Sox ran out of karma, and it all started after the wristwatch taunt … 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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Rest in Peace Anne Adams, Television Producer Extraordinaire

I loved working with Anne Adams at WGBH’s Greater Boston, where she was supervising producer from 1998 to around 2006. She was smart, funny, and cynical – everything you could ever ask for in a co-worker. And now she’s gone. … Continue reading

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Boston News Media’s Althea Garrison Transgender Copout

Yesterday’s Boston Globe Page One piece said it best. Michael Levinson’s report also addressed the indefatigable elephant in the room. Before serving as a state representative from 1993 to 1995, she was outed as transgender when the Boston Herald got … Continue reading

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WSJ Beats Boston Dailies on Bulger Wrongful Death Suit

Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal featured this Zusha Elinson piece about the latest verse in The Ballad of Whitey Bulger. Bulger Was Wary Of Prison Transfer Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger seemed to have good news when he called his attorney … Continue reading

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Times of London Whacks Irish Times for Kevin Cullen Coddling

As the hardworking staff has repeatedly noted, the Irish Times has been derelict in its due diligence about Boston Globe columnist Kevin Cullen’s reporting for that paper about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. And now the Times of London is … Continue reading

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Irish Times Sentences Kevin Cullen to . . . One Correction

Back in April when the whole Kevin Cullen rumpus began, the headscratching staff wondered if the Irish Times would scrutinize its Cullen column that ran in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, a piece that featured unverified details different from … Continue reading

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