Tag Archives: Humphrey Bogart

We’re Shocked – Shocked! – at ‘Casablanca’ Exhibit Reviews

The Natick-based International Museum of World War II has mounted a new exhibit, The Real and Reel Casablanca (November 10 through February 3), which features “75 artifacts drawn from the Museum’s extensive collection that provide unmatched insights into the decisions surrounding the … Continue reading

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Erik Larson on ‘The Maltese Falcon’: Best. Novel. Ever?

The Wall Street Journal’s Book Club has a real doozy this week: hardboiled author Eric Larson on the father of hardboiled fiction, Dashiell Hammett. ‘One of the Best Novels, Period’ There was a time when Erik Larson could recite from memory an … Continue reading

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Remembering Boston’s Own Michael Kelly, Killed Covering War In Iraq

Wall Street Journal columnist Bret Stephens remembered the great Michael Kelly in his op-ed piece yesterday: Michael Kelly had an uncharitable term for the column you are about to read: “The Nice Column.” Nice columns—about ancient enmities overcome and people … Continue reading

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Scott Brown Not Akin For A Fight

As you splendid readers might (or more likely might not) remember, the hardworking staff noted the other day that Missouri Senate hopeful (and rape rapier) Todd Akin dope slapped Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown (R-Dope Slapped) pretty good regarding Brown’s position … Continue reading

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