Tag Archives: the Big Town

The Arts Seen in NYC (Backwards Museum Mile Edition)

Well the Missus and I trundled down to the Big Town the other weekend to see what we could see and say, it was . . . cold. But the artwork was swell. We hit the city around three o’clock … Continue reading

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WSJ and NYT Agree: John Lithgow Totally Gets Ring Lardner

For years now, the hardworking staff has expressed not fulsome (which means “effusive, excessive, or insincere praise”) but full-throated admiration for the work of Ring Lardner, who is either a minor major 20th century American writer or a major minor 20th … Continue reading

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Big Town v. Bean Town (Guggenheim Fellowship Edition)

Every year the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation awards fellowships “to assist research and artistic creation.” And, as is its wont, the Foundation ran a full-page ad in the New York Times to announce its 2014 recipients.       Massachusetts artists, scholars, … Continue reading

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The Art Seen In New York (Magritte/Balthus Edition)

Well the Missus and I trundled down to The Big Town last weekend and say, it was swell. (After, that is, we crawled our way through the Mother-in-Law of All Traffic Jams: From the New York City line to the … Continue reading

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The MFA Gets Postcards, The Met Gets Picassos

An object lesson in the difference between The Hub and The Big Town: Last month the hardtrundling staff noted art-lover Leonard Lauder’s lecture about the wonderful collection of more than 100,000 postcards he’s donated to Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts. Yesterday the … Continue reading

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Hark! The Herald! (Preview Edition II)

From our Walt Whitman desk The Boston Herald will be doing some celebrating itself and singing itself tomorrow, thanks to a return trip to The Newseum’s Top Ten Front Pages hit parade. Opening Week Look no further than today’s front pages to find out … Continue reading

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What I Caught

So the Missus and I went down the Big Town for a few days and here’s what we took in: • A charming Gauguin-and-his-influence show at the Wildenstein gallery. (Campaign Outsider Bonus Quote®: “When you see a Gauguin, you think, This … Continue reading

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