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Keohane: Someone Else for Mayor, Pt. 2*

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 tower filled with luxury condos, or maybe draft his master plan for BPL 2.0, in…

What We Need are Mimes

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 runs in the paper, despite having no ad support.) But one story in yesterday’s edition…

Asking for Trouble?

This communique just arrived from City Hall: “Mayor Menino and Boston Fire Commissioner Roderick Fraser … will celebrate the opening of the new, state of the art training facility, a six-story tower and two-and-a-half story concrete structure with 16 burn…

Keohane on Cullen: Something has Snapped

The Weekly Dig‘s media column had some harsh words for Kevin Cullen this week, after the Globe columnist/BoMag bete noir failed to produce a column of interest to the people of Boston. “It seems that, in the weeks since (John)…

Mo Feeney’s Back on the Cab Issue

Boston’s cabbies are in a lousy position these days. On one hand, they’re getting absolutely killed by high gas prices. As I wrote in the magazine a few months ago, many of these guys are living hand to mouth as…

Wait… Rascal Flatts?!?

Being a columnist, I’ve learned to cope with a steady diet of futility and disappointment. But I can’t recall feeling such a keen sense of defeat as I did yesterday afternoon, when I got word of the line-up for this…

Kapoor at the ICA: A Dizzying Display

I’ll be the first to admit I know next to nothing about art, yet I still insist on visiting museums several times a year, so my opinions, if not valuable, may not be entirely worthless. With that said, the Anish…

Thoughts from Fenway on Jon Lester’s No-No

Walking away from Fenway last night (I had tickets, suckers), going down Jersey Street, I overheard a father and his young son talking. The son was annoyed because he didn’t know Jon Lester had a no-hitter going until the game…

Beam Trained on Bad Writing

Alex Beam had a pretty good column in the Globe today, that closes with him nominating novelist Anne Rice for the annual Edward Bulwer-Lytton bad fiction writing award. “The prize is named after the man who wrote the immortal phrase,…

Even in Death, BostonNOW Gets it Wrong

Word came down today that BostonNOW, the free commuter daily powered by free labor, Scientology-worship, and and a charming inability to spell words like “Israel” correctly, is shutting its doors. Admittedly, it is bad karma to laugh when a print…