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The Life of Reilly

We’re big fans of Adam Reilly and have been for some time. When the Boston Phoenix staffer was covering politics, we thought he produced some of the best, most insightful copy in the area. Nay, in the country. The Association…

As the Globe Turns: Guild Memo

Last week, we passed along a list of Globies who have recently accepted buy-outs. Since then, we’ve hoped things would get better on Morrissey Blvd. Seriously. Despite some quasi-sniping between our two shops, we’re all in the media business, and…

Bob Ryan Teaches Class, Schools Bill Simmons

I’m no historian, but I’m guessing this is exactly how things unfolded right before the Civil War. One minute, two brothers are laughing and tilling the soil together, the next they start talking about a touchy topic of great importance…

As the Globe Turns

In case you haven’t been paying attention, times remain tough at the Boston Globe. In this month’s issue of Boston magazine, I reported that a number of prominent Globies were leaving the paper, including gossip columnist Carol Beggy, and sports…

Boston Daily to Mitt: Glad We Could Help

On Tuesday, we alerted you to Mitt Romney’s latest venture: The Free and Strong America PAC. You’d think we’d get a call thanking us for the great publicity. Nope. Sure, we beat him to the unveiling before he was ready,…

Calling All New Kids Fans

This past weekend, I made a brief pit-stop at the Kiss 108 concert, where I spent time interviewing everyone’s favorite man-band, New Kids on the Block. Despite my time in their company, I need a little help understanding the New…

Romney PAC to the Future

When last we wrote about Mitt Romney, we had a little fun at Willard’s expense. At the time, there were rumblings that he was going to create a new Political Action Committee in order to raise money for Republicans everywhere….

Driving Us Mad

For the first time in a long, long, long while, we agree with the Boston Globe editorial board. (You’ll remember these are the same people who brought us classics like video games are the devil’s work and txtng sukz.) But…

Stupidity at 75 Cents a Pop

I’d like to say I’m surprised by today’s Globe editorial — “Nihilism at $60 a pop.” But I’m not. It’s just more of the same lazy, reflexive, homogeneous, faux outrage about Grand Theft Auto IV that seems to be so…

2 Clever By 1/2

Today’s Globe editorial about how text messaging is killing off proper English didn’t make me ROTFL. In fact, it made me think, WTF? That’s because the editorial board decided to write the 342-word piece in text message lingo. The website…