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Herald Press Party Heeds Hardworking Staff, Moves Back to Friday

For months now we’ve been urging the Boston Herald’s Press Party to shake off the Dreaded Thursday Curse by moving its Wayne’s World webcast back to Friday. This week, they did.     From Friday’s edition: Well . . . nothing, except this … Continue reading

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NYT Book Reviewer Deconstructs Tsarnaev Brothers’ Social Media Narrative

Michiko Kakutani, the New York Times’ intrepid book reviewer, had a front-page piece in  Wednesday’s edition detailing the digital doings of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Unraveling Boston Suspects’ Online Lives, Link by Link It is America’s first fully interactive national … Continue reading

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A Jason (No So) Gay Ol’ Time (Bill Rodgers Edition)

Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Gay paid a melancholy visit to Boston Marathon icon Bill Rodgers in the wake of Monday’s tragic bombing. ‘Boston Billy’ Won’t Stop Running I wanted to go see Bill Rodgers, because when I was a … Continue reading

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Out Of Editorial Control

From our Compare and Contrast in Clear Idiomatic English desk The local dailies adopt very different stances in today’s editorials about the Marathon bombing. Start with the Boston Globe, which urges Bostonians to take the high road. After Marathon attack, fellowship … Continue reading

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Ballad Of A Boston Marathon Bandit

From our Taking Themselves Too Seriously desk: The Weekend Wall Street Journal’s A-Hed chronicles the world of rogue marathon runners – that is, the great unnumbered. Headline: Fleet of Foot and Blissfully Bold, Freeloaders at the Marathon Wear Fake Bibs—but … Continue reading

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