Tag Archives: Boston Globe

The Latest on the Slow-Motion Death of Prouty Garden

When last we left the saga of The Inexorable Demolition of Prouty Garden by Boston Children’s Hospital, the beloved green oasis was in limbo, with the hospital planning “to cut down the [garden’s redwood] tree and pull out the garden … Continue reading

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You Can Kiss the Prouty Garden Goodbye

Our kissin’ cousins at Two-Daily Town were apparently premature in posting a reader’s comment that Boston Children’s Hospital was already in the process of demolishing the Prouty Garden, which the medical facility wants to replace with a billion-dollar expansion. Premature, … Continue reading

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Ave Atque Vale, the Queen of Prince Spaghetti

The city of Boston said hail and farewell to one of its signature characters this past week. From Steve Annear’s Boston Globe obituary: Mary Fiumara, 88; mother from Prince Spaghetti commercial Her call, two words, turned Mary Fiumara into an icon of … Continue reading

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Bad News for St. George’s, Rare Good News for St. Paul’s

It’s been all Prep School Reprehensible this year, what with the shameful Senior Salute at St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire and the stunning revelations about The Dark Hallways of Horace Mann chronicled this month in The Atlantic by Caitlin Flanagan. Then came yesterday’s front-page Bella English … Continue reading

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Politico’s Jack Shafer Throws Shade at the Boston Globe

In his latest column, Politico media maven Jack Shafer gets all farbissen about this past week’s Great Newspaper Migration. Why Is the Washington Post So Obsessed With Its Move? It’s easier to write an obituary for a building than a … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging ‘Leap Before You Look’ at the ICA

Well the Missus and I trundled downtown yesterday to catch Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933-1957 at Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art and say, it was . . . actually accessible. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m not really smart … Continue reading

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The Arts Seen in Western Mass. (Summer of Whistler Edition)

Well the Missus and I trundled out to the Berkshires for a couple of days last week to catch this & that and, say, it was . . . swelling with people. Upon our arrival in Williamstown we headed right to … Continue reading

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Boston City Hall Plaza Gets Some National Love

Much-maligned Boston City Hall Plaza has been getting some good press lately, especially in the Boston Globe, for efforts to spruce/lively it up. And now Boston Mayor Marty Walsh’s relentless red-brick-revival is garnering national recognition, via the Wall Street Journal’s Jon Kamp. … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging ‘Colossal’ at Company One Theatre

Well the Missus and I trundled down to Calderwood Pavilion in the South End last night to catch the Company One Theatre production of Colossal and man, it was moving – in virtually every sense of the word. Andrew Hinderaker’s play … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging Beethoven’s Ninth in Copley Square

Well the Missus and I trundled downtown yesterday to catch the Handel + Haydn Society’s performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 at the Boston Globe/WGBH Summer Arts Weekend and, say, it . . . swelled. Thanks to the incomparable Brian O’Donovan and … Continue reading

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