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When a Nation Forgets Its Own Clichés . . .
. . . well, that’s just sad. The hardworking staff has plied the differently clichéd beat for quite some time now, but this week we had our first twofer: A pair of mangled phrases in the course of one day. Begin with this piece from … Continue reading
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When a Nation Forgets Its Own Clichés . . .
. . . well, that’s just sad. The hardnoting staff has a habit of recording mangled phrases in the press, and here’s our latest batch. • From Boston Magazine last July, about the 2014 Massachusetts gubernatorial race: “[Martha Coakley’s] apparent reversal … Continue reading
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Boston Globe A Day Late, Charlie Card Short On MBTA Ring Story?
From our stately local broadsheet’s The Hive on Monday: This ring guarantees easy access to the T Sick of fishing through your purse or flashing your wallet every time you ride the MBTA? A Kickstarter project, Sesame Ring, is offering stylish RFID … Continue reading
When Did Gail Huff Change Her Name?
Are we experiencing a Hillary Rodham – uh, make that Clinton – moment here in Massachusetts? From the redoubtable David Bernstein’s Boston Magazine blog: No politicians—no politician—goes to Iowa by accident. Former US Senator Scott Brown is not just going to … Continue reading
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Tsarnaev Photo Finish
Saturday’s local dailies had – wait for it – very different takes on the State Police photos of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s April 19 apprehension by law enforcement officials after a “massive manhunt.” From the Boston Globe: Some praise officer for bloody images … Continue reading
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Celtics ADknowledge Boston Herald’s Existence
The hardreading staff has noted two instances lately of tribute ads that ran in the Boston Globe but not in the Boston Herald. And so it was with no little interest that we saw this in today’s stately local broadsheet: Which sent … Continue reading
ABC News: Boston’s Charlotte Golar Richie Not A Major Mayoral Candidate
Boston Magazine’s redoubtable David Bernstein might rank former state representative Charlotte Golar Richie #2 in his list of Boston mayoral hopefuls, and the Boston Globe might report big names coalescing around her campaign, but that still doesn’t give her any … Continue reading
Joe K 3.0: My Left Hand
From yesterday’s Boston Globe’s Names column: Congressman Joe Kennedy talks to nonprofits Congressman Joe Kennedy gave a pat on the back to a bunch of nonprofits at a gathering hosted by the Highland Street Foundation. Attendees included Regina Snowden of Partners for Youth With Disabilities,Sana Fadel of … Continue reading
Etch A Stretch (II)
Last week Mitt Romney gunsel Eric Fehrnstrom put the venerable Etch A Sketch into political play. (Fun fact to know and tell: Fehrnstrom ranked #31 in Boston Magazine’s 50 Most Powerful People in Boston. Romney came in at #51. Tip o’ … Continue reading
It’s Good To Live In A Two-Daily Town (Boston Magazine Edition)
Yet another Boston magazine editor has hit the ejector seat. Andy (We Hardly Knew Ye) Putz has exited the publication – which couldn’t create buzz if it whacked a beehive – after all of 17 months as editor. That much … Continue reading
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