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The NOWs That Never Were

Tomorrow would have been BostonNow‘s one-year anniversary, which, considering the paper’s once-great ambitions, is a rather embarrassing milestone. Boston wasn’t supposed to be this paper’s […]

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MBTA to Populace: Stay Off the T, You Pervs!

Starting on Monday, the MBTA will begin posting ads like this one. (Click here for a larger version; it advises victims of inappropriate touching to […]

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Cosmo Macero on Steve Bailey

Boston Globe business columnist Steve Bailey’s final column ran on March 28; he’s off to work for Bloomberg News in London. Two days ago, a […]

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Would Somebody Pass Marty Baron the Popcorn Already?

For no particularly good reason, we present some quotes from the Globe‘s past year in popcorn-passing: Travel piece, 5/6/07: “Opportunities abound to explore edgy hipster […]

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The Worst Apartment Deal in Town

A tip for apartment-hunters on Craigslist: If you find a place that sounds remarkably affordable, but the landlord is out of town and wants to […]

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Bill O’Reilly is As Loud As You Think

Here, it turns out, is how you get Bill O’Reilly on the phone. E-mail a Fox News spokesman and explain you’re writing about something very […]

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Oh, That Hippity Hop

What’s worse: that the Globe accidentally paired a photo of the Wu-Tang Clan with its review of the Handel and Haydn Society’s opera-musicals, or that, […]

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Dewey Defeats Clinton!

BostonNow editors could be forgiven if, like every poll-watching political junkie, they expected Obama to come up big last night. But the last time a […]

Arts & Entertainment

The Herald’s Doo-wopper of a Tale

In this month’s issue of Boston, we have a short story about Harvey Robbins (pictured at right), a highly territorial, local oldies promoter. He intentionally […]

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Too short to be usefu…

In their continuing and paranoid efforts to anticipate reader attention spans, newspapers have been almost universally chopping story lengths. Publishers (especially of the free, Metro […]

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Whose Line is it, Anyway?

Mitt Romney’s been yukking it up so much on the campaign trail that sometimes it seems like he’s trying out Jay Leno’s job, and not […]

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It’s a Sign!

Commuter rail users at North Station this evening will notice something different: They’ll be able to see where they’re going without, uh, squinting at a […]

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Metro beats Herald. Really.

The bad news for the Herald: It is no longer the city’s second-largest paper. The worse news: It’s been overtaken by the Metro, everyone’s favorite […]

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Why Her Book Beats Yours

For years, no doubt, self-publishing book companies will hold up Salem resident Brunonia Barry as proof that their services work. Her self-published novel, The Lace […]

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The Truth About Fort Point

Load up the website of celebrated developer Tony Goldman, and you’ll get an earful from Tony himself. He’s the narrator for a video that plays […]