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Fail: Boston Herald accidentally labels Dunkin' Donuts a terrorist organization
Ruh roh. An editor at Mediate grabbed this screenshot of the Herald's website yesterday -- accidentally using the second-coming-of-bin-Laden terror banner when they presumably meant...
| January 05, 2012
#OccupyBoston Update: After week of bad press, problems, and precipitation, Dewey Square preps for big weekend
It's no secret that there's been some turbulence at Occupy Boston. As the Herald dutifully reported (to the delight of many of their readers, I...
| October 20, 2011
Class acts: Under 30 and overachieving
Photo: MICHAEL DISKIN If Boston were a college, it'd be a cliquey scene. Some industry types get a little too comfortable feeling like the big...
| August 22, 2011
How a Rembrandt wound up on a pig farm
The next time you're bored on a Friday night and considering a caper at the RISD Museum, Anthony Amore wants you to consider this: you're more likely to make a few bucks begging the high school crowd on Thayer Street.
| August 12, 2011
Must-Have Sox Tech: The Boston Herald Red Sox App
Anyone who knows my work outside of the Sox Mobster project are probably aware of my animosity... Originally posted on soxmobster.tumblr.com. Chris Faraone's book, "How I...
| July 12, 2011
Deval Patrick is on a second-term winning streak, and casinos might be the next payoff
Last summer, when Deval Patrick's veto killed a gaming bill in the final days of the legislative session, many thought he had badly damaged himself politically. He was, after all, the one who had pushed for casinos in Massachusetts almost from the day he
Gaming the system
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| June 17, 2011
Potential Herald Headlines For Tomorrow
After today and yesterday’s vitriol, it’s hard for me, as a relative newcomer, to... Originally posted on soxmobster.tumblr.com. Chris Faraone's book, "How I Learned to Stop...
| April 03, 2011
I Missed You Bi-Polar Boston Sports Media
I Missed You Bi-Polar Boston Sports Media: I’m well aware of the reality that sports writers...Originally posted on soxmobster.tumblr.com. Chris Faraone's book, "How I Learned...
| April 02, 2011
Hitting a nerve
David Bernstein's summary of Right on Crime's common-sense, holistic approach to criminal justice reform (see "Strange Bedfellows," Talking Politics, January 28) really hit a nerve.
Letters to the Boston editor, February 4, 2011
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| February 04, 2011
Live! — sort of
The success of the Metropolitan Opera's "Live in HD" experiment augurs well for dance on the big screen. Simulcast at select theaters, with tickets priced higher than for a movie but much cheaper than for a live opera, these events generate a sense of a
Fela! on screen
MARCIA B. SIEGEL
| January 14, 2011
| December 31, 2010
Does the Boston DPW think Celtics rioters prefer Boston Phoenix news boxes over the Globe and Herald?
Umm . . . dudes?Looks like through the duration of the NBA Finals, Boston is a two-newspaper town. Editors and ad salesmen at the Boston...
| June 11, 2010
Howie Carr: When It Comes To Non-Sequiturs, No Washed Up Columnist Does It Better
The more I get into Alex Zaitchik's excellent Glenn Beck expose, Common Nonsense, the more I've been thinking about Boston's pathetic second tier gasbag, Howie...
| June 09, 2010
Michael Grecco — 51, BU grad — first began making a name for himself as an award-winning photographer for the Boston Herald .
Michael Grecco’s Naked Ambition
| May 21, 2010
Never mind that Rupert Murdoch is shelling out better than $2 billion to buy Metromedia’s seven TV stations. Never mind that he’s then turning around and reselling Boston’s WCVB-TV, Channel 5 to the Hearst Corporation for an astounding $450 million.
The new brand of gonzo journalism
| May 07, 2010
When traders equal traitors
It is about time someone pointed out that the vile crooks of Wall Street aren’t just greedy, thieving bastards. They are, in fact, traitors to this country and its citizens.
Turncoats on Wall Street. Plus, ecori, celebrating Susan, and Rock ’n’ Roll
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| April 30, 2010
Bully for BU!
After six years at the Phoenix , I recently got my first pre-emptive libel threat. It came, most unexpectedly, from an investigative reporter. And beyond the fact that this struck me as a blatant attempt at intimidation, it demonstrated how tricky journ
A curious conflict of interest is followed by a legal threat — from a journalism center!
| March 12, 2010
Herald on Bishop: D&D made her do it
Today in the Herald, Laurel Sweet takes the still-unfolding story of Amy Bishop in a new direction: Bishop, she reports, loved to play Dungeons &...
| February 16, 2010
The Globe's Lantigua interview: not so exclusive
Earlier today, I talked up Brian McGrory's piece on embattled Lawrence mayor William Lantigua, while simultaneously urging the Globe to discuss Lantigua's profane tendencies in...
| February 11, 2010
Scott Brown to DC: Why the sudden rush?
At this point, it seems, absolutely no one is disputing that Scott Brown was, at first, totally cool with being sworn in to the US...
| February 04, 2010
Thugs and goons: Howie Carr explains--updated!
Yesterday, the Herald's Howie Carr suggested that the Boston Globe had described Scott Brown's 1.1 million supporters as "thugs" and machete-wielding "goons." Now--after trying and...
| February 04, 2010
Wanted: thugs and goons (with machetes)
In today's Herald, Howie Carr calls for Scott Brown to be seated immediately in the US Senate--and accuses the Boston Globe of smearing Brown and...
| February 03, 2010
Timing is everything: The Herald on Scott Brown, pre-truck--updated!
Update: Herald editor Kevin Convey explains via email, "The piece didn't develop until after the election. Had it popped up beforehand, we would gladly have...
| January 27, 2010
Tell us more about what happened to Phoebe Prince
The lead story of the moment on FoxNews.com--"BULLIED EVEN IN DEATH?"--deals with nasty comments made the Facebook memorial set up for Phoebe Prince, the South...
| January 26, 2010
Deconstructing Howie Kurtz's deconstruction of Scott Brown
Yesterday on CNN's "Reliable Sources," Howie Kurtz and his panelists sized up the media's inattentiveness--until very late in the game--to the possibility of a Scott...
| January 25, 2010
The Ayla Brown effect
Ayla Brown's appearance yesterday on behalf of her father, would-be US Senator Scott Brown, is big news: the Herald gives it the cover treatment, and...
| January 13, 2010
Fourth-estate follies, 2009 edition
Between the rise of the Web, the ADD-addling of America, the fragmentation of any national political consensus, and the devastated economy, working in the press can feel a bit like manning the Titanic — and this year, the entire industry seemed to te
The Phoenix's second annual year in media malfeasance
| December 25, 2009
All I want for Christmas...
...Is for Herald columnist Joe Fitzgerald to read the fascinating history of Christmas in Boston that appeared in the Globe's "Ideas" section yesterday--and to it...
| December 21, 2009
Godless securalists take Taunton! (Maybe)
Hey, did you hear the one about the Taunton special-needs student who was sent home and sent to a shrink after drawing a picture of...
| December 15, 2009
Coakley beats the Boston press
Interesting point to ponder in the wake of Martha Coakley's big win in last night's Democratic primary for US Senate: Coakley cruised to victory despite...
| December 09, 2009
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