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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 just Leader of the Free World. We’ve mixed up Romney’s knee-slappers with some told by…

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 tiny little screen that lists all the train schedules. That’s because, at 3:30 p.m., the…

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 subway-floor lining. The free paper today announced that its daily circulation has reached 186,956, which…

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 Reader, just netted her a $2 million deal with William Morrow—pretty damn amazing for an…

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 automatically on the site, in which, over a jazzy soundtrack, he explains how he created…

Fan Pier: Much Ado About Something

“Thanks to our many years of planning, this will be a place all Bostonians can enjoy,” Mayor Thomas Menino proclaimed today at the ceremonial groundbreaking of Fan Pier, a 21-acre development on the South Boston waterfront. Then the mass of…

Baby, You Can’t Drive My Car (Because It’s a Bentley)

I own a Honda Civic hybrid, and for good reason: I like small, modest cars that go light on the environment. But when Bentley Motors offered me a four-day loan of their 2008 Azure—a sleek, $340,000 hunk of elegance—I had…

Super Duck’s Truthiness In Advertising

Say what you will about Super Duck Excursions, but this company knows how to roll with the punches. When a federal court judge ordered that it change its original name (Super Duck Tours) because it was too similar to Boston…

We’re Not That Innocent

By now you know the story: Tom Finneran was talking about Britney Spears, and said—actually, hold up a minute. The story already doesn’t make sense. Finneran may have a lousy talk show, but is this what it’s come to? The…

BostonNow: Making, Then Breaking, the News?

Under a Herald-on-training-wheels headline, “Cop’s porn star photo op flop” the daily rag BostonNow claims that the Massachusetts State Police is investigating a trooper who posed for a photo with skin-flick legend Ron Jeremy. “The information provided on this incident…