My life listening to Boston’s quintessential band.
But he can’t stay away. Dennis Lehane left Boston for Hollywood, but you can’t take the city out of the writer.
For Bostonians, it is a strange thing to be liked. We’re used to being swamped with bile from the rest of the country, which seems […]
I was out with a Republican friend the other night, who, because he’s more about William Buckley than Jesus Christ, tends to take a libertarian […]
Boston’s widespread conversion from city to Lifestyle Center continues apace with the news that the mayor is looking to redevelop the triangle between Park Drive […]
I wasn’t planning to mount a political campaign when I got up yesterday morning. Being a resident of Middlesex County, I was compelled to write […]
OK, maybe not down to the wire. In fact, it’s probably all over. The Globe unsurprisingly endorsed John Kerry today, calling challenger Ed O’Reilly “energetic […]
The two sides of Tom Menino were very much on display last Friday, as Hizzoner steamrolled a city councilor and boldly proposed broad changes that […]
I’ve been bitterly opposed to the Globe‘s Sidekick section since its inception in 2005, mainly because I couldn’t figure out what it was (so I […]
Two months ago, if I’d sat down to watch Deval Patrick address the DNC, I would have had my trusty Morse code book out, and […]
Living in a dynamic city virtually ensures any longtime resident will spend at least a few minutes every week mournfully pointing at spots where great […]
In 2001, James Howard Kunstler wrote a great book, The City in Mind, which was basically a ferocious takedown of cities he fears (Mexico City) […]
So the mayor wants Fanueil Hall to be quiet. It’s messing with his focus, making it harder to, say, study blueprints for another soulless glass […]
I always enjoy the Globe’s Sunday Ideas section. It’s routinely well-written, surprising, smart and counterintuitive. (And it’s a tribute to Marty Baron that it still […]
This communique just arrived from City Hall: “Mayor Menino and Boston Fire Commissioner Roderick Fraser … will celebrate the opening of the new, state of […]